Sustainable Energy Nanomaterials Lab

Energy and Environment

Zhouyang Yin

September 25, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Zhouyang Yin grew up in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in chemistry from Nanjing University. Then he came to U.S.  and received his Ph.D. degree in inorgainc chemistry at Brown University under the guidance of Prof. Shouheng Sun. He joined Zhang's group in 2020 as a postdoc associate with a focus on electro-catalysis and biomass conversion. Outside the lab, he enjoys traveling, cooking and board games.

Pyung Lee

September 9, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Pyung is a third year undergraduate student from Centreville, Virginia. He is majoring in chemical engineering and minoring computer science. He is interested in renewable energy and sustainability. Outside of school, he likes to play the drums and spends time with family and friends.

Daniel Tarr

September 8, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Daniel was born and raised in Stafford, Virginia until transferring to UVA in 2019. Transferring in as a third year he declared B.S Chemistry and is on track to graduate in May 2021. His guided research for the Zhang Lab includes controlled synthesis of nanoparticles for clean energy applications. In his free time, Dan enjoys hiking, traveling, and watching tv shows.

Kayvon Samdani

September 8, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Kayvon Samdani is a member of the class of 2023 from Alexandria, VA. He plans to major in biology. As well as an undergrad researcher, Kayvon is a member of the Sigma Phi fraternity, an executive board member of the College Council, and a racer on the Virginia Alpine Ski and Snowboard Team.

Paul Bean

September 8, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Paul Bean is a second year Chemistry student from Falls Church, Virginia. He is pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Material Science, as well as a B.A. in Mathematics. In his free time, he sings, plays guitar, cooks, and participates in a debate society.

Sherry He

September 5, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Sherry is a third year Chemistry student from Richmond, VA. She is majoring in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry, with a minor in Entrepreneurship. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, listening to music, and spending time with friends. 

Xiangru Wei

August 31, 2020 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Xiangru grew up in Yuncheng, Shanxi, China. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in inorganic chemistry from Soochow University. Then she studied highly dispersed metal catalysts under the advisement of Prof. Zhangxiong Wu at Soochow University. She joined the Zhang's group in 2019 as a visiting student with a focus on design and synthesis of single atom catalysts.

Shinning Wang

January 29, 2020 -- pmg2vy

Shining Wang is a third year undergraduate student from Guangzhou, China. She is majoring in Chemical Engineering and Statistics with a concentration in econometrics. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling and watching TV shows.

Shen-Wei Yu

January 2, 2020 -- pmg2vy

Shen-Wei grew up in Yilan, Taiwan. In May 2009, he received a B.S. in Chemistry from The Citadel. In Aug 2012, he joined Prof. Chen-Bin Wang’s group at Chung Cheng Institute of Technology for steam reforming of ethanol, and he received his M.S. in Chemical Engineering in Jun 2014. In the Zhang lab he has begun work on CO2 hydrogenation. 


News & Announcements

2020 Scialog Fellows

July 8, 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Sen Zhang who have both been named 2020 Scialog Fellows by the Research... Read»

Happy Lab in front of Rotunda

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The Zhang lab continues to grow with people who are truly a pleasure to work with! 

We welcome our summer researcher, Aari!

June 5, 2019

We are pleased to welcome Aariella to the Zhang lab for the summer 2019. She is a rising junior at Bennett College and North Carolina A & T studying chemistry and chemical engineering. She has... Read»

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