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 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.
Carolyn Imbrogulio is a second year student from Seattle, Washington and Taipei, Taiwan. She is pursuing an ACS certified B.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, cooking, hanging out with friends, trying new foods, and being outdoors.
Riddhi is a first year Chemistry student from Chesapeake, VA. She is pursuing a B.A. in Chemistry with a biochemistry concentration. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, hiking, painting, and watching Jeopardy.
Momodou was born in The Gambia, West Africa. He holds a BSc (ed) in Chemistry and a minor in Biology from The University of The Gambia (2016). He also holds MSc in Chemistry from the University of Brawijaya, Indonesia (2019). His MSc thesis was on the synthesis of Ni-based catalysts for Hydrodeoxygenation of Waste Cooking Oil (WCO) into Green Diesel. Momodou has been Lecturer in Chemistry at the University of The Gambia from January 2020 to July 2022. In his free time, he enjoys student activism. He is currently the Graduate International Student Representative at UVA Student Council.
Daniel is from Mclean, Virginia and graduated from James Madison University in 2022 with a B.S in Chemistry. While at James Madison University, he conducted research with Dr. Donna Amenta and Dr. John Gilje focusing on hemilabile organometallic catalysis. Also, during his time at James Madison University, he worked as an intern at Merck & Co in the Manufacturing Production Systems department for one year. Outside of lab, Daniel enjoys hiking, fishing, kayaking, and working on cars or motorcycles.
Yizhen is working on the electrocatalysis projects at the University of Virginia. He earned his PhD in 2020 at the University of Science and Technology of China working with Prof. Jie Zeng, where his project involved design and synthesis of atomically dispersed metals and heterogeneous catalysis. He comes to us from Prof. Bruce C.
Yulu obtained her Ph.D. in Zhang laboratory in UVa with a focus on 1-dimensional metal phosphides for various electrochemical reactions. She grew up in Shanghai, China and came to the U.S. to receive her B.Sc. in chemistry from Syracuse University. Currently, her research interest is designing methodology for synthesizing as well as fabricating active and durable nanomaterials for efficiently catalyzing hydrogen evolution reaction(HER) in alkaline condition.
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 $540M for research into technologies that transform energy production and cut emissions.
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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»
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»
February 15, 2022
February 4, 2022
January 24, 2022
Our Team selected for Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award: Negative Emissions Science... Read»