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Linnea Saunders

May 15, 2024 -- Chenxin

Linnea is a second year Chemistry student from Springfield, VA. She is pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. In her free time, she enjoys playing pool, baking, watching baseball, and playing guitar.

Ambica Sharma

May 14, 2024 -- Chenxin

Ambica is a second-year undergraduate student from Arlington, VA. She is pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry along with a B.A. in Biology on the pre-med track. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, baking, reading, and playing basketball and tennis. 

Josh Liu

May 13, 2024 -- Chenxin

Josh is a second-year student from Vienna, VA. He is majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Chemistry and Computer Science. In his free time, he enjoys rock climbing, playing the clarinet, and reading.

Chrissy Blondin

January 15, 2024 -- Chenxin

Chrissy is a second-year undergraduate student from Ashburn, VA. She is pursuing an ACS certified B.S. in chemistry. In her free time, she enjoys singing, hiking, and hanging out with friends.

Andrew Lewarne

January 2, 2024 -- Chenxin

Andrew is a second-year undergraduate student from Arlington, VA pursuing a double major in Chemistry (B.S. with a concentration in Biochemistry) and Religious Studies. He enjoys exercising, petting his dog, and doing crossword puzzles in his free time.

Our Lab Selected as the Featured Story in UVA's Art & Science Magazine

The challenge of producing renewable fuel and chemical sources for a clean energy future has drawn the focus of researchers around the world. In recent years, a young faculty member in UVA’s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences has drawn attention and acclaim for the innovative efforts of his lab in this critical area of research and enriched the experience of his chemistry students.

UVA College of Art and Science highlighted our recent work in Nature Synthesis

In 2021, the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy accounted for over a quarter of the country’s total energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and over 80% of that energy is still produced by fossil fuels that are contributing to a global climate-change crisis. Consequently, the Department of Energy has identified innovations in precise and scalable manufacturing as a technological priority.

Pallab Chandra Saha

November 20, 2023 -- Chenxin

Pallab was born in Bangladesh. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Chemistry from “Shahjalal University of Science and Technology”, Bangladesh. After that he joined his alma mater as a Lecturer in 2018, after 2 years he was promoted to Assistant Professor and worked there for another 3 years. He enjoys listening to music and watching movies in his free time.  

Ally Phillips

September 5, 2023 -- Chenxin

Ally is a first-year student from Richmond, VA who plans to double major in neuroscience and biochemistry. She hopes to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon. In her free time, Ally enjoys running, playing violin, hiking, and spending time with her friends and family.

Zhanrong Guo

September 3, 2023 -- Chenxin

Zhanrong is a second-year student from Zhejiang, China. He is pursuing an ACS certified B.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Materials Science. In his free time, he enjoys reading and coding.

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UVA College of Art and Science highlighted our recent work in Nature Synthesis

April 28, 2023

In 2021, the manufacturing sector of the U.S. economy accounted for over a quarter of the country’s total energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, and over 80%... Read»

US Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm and DOE Director of the Office of Science Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe visited the Zhang lab

August 25, 2022

Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm was on grounds (Aug. 25, 2022) with DOE Director of the Office of Science Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Ph.D. and UVA President Jim Ryan to announce ... Read»

Our Lab Selected as the Featured Story in UVA's Art & Science Magazine

July 1, 2022

The challenge of producing renewable fuel and chemical sources for a clean energy future has drawn the focus of researchers around the world. In recent years, a young faculty member in UVA’s... Read»

Bukuru Anaclet Wins Two Prestigious National Fellowships

April 14, 2022

It has been a good couple of months for UVA Chemistry graduate student Bukuru Anaclet. In March it was announced he had been awarded a GEM fellowship from the National GEM Consortium which... Read»

Prof. Zhang has been named a 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow

February 15, 2022

It was announced today that Prof. Zhang has been named a 2022 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow. Congratulations!

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