Energy, Catalysis, Environmental Sustainability, Functional Nanomaterials

Energy and Environment

Liyue Zhang

March 8, 2021 -- Shen-Wei Yu

Liyue grew up in Shanxi, China. She received a B.S in Chemistry from Lanzhou University. Outside of lab, she enjoys reading fiction, watching movies and dancing

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 fourth year Chemistry student from Falls Church, Virginia. He is pursuing an ACS certified B.S. in Materials Chemistry with a minor in mathematics. In his free time, he is an amateur geologist, stargazer, guitarist, cook, dog enthusiast, Cookout quesadilla enjoyer, and hiker extraordinaire.

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.


News & Announcements

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»

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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Our group received NSF CAREER award

January 3, 2022

Our team has been awarded a NSF CAREER award to study multi-interface nanocrystal electrocatalyst. Thanks to @NSF CHE Cat for supporting our... Read»

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