Dem Ele III Santiago grew up in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, United States. From a young age he was good at math and science and those skill helped him participate in many competitions from both fields. At grade 11 he had the opportunity to go to an engineering camp which opened his path to take college credits at grade 12, but also defined his path as a future engineer. Currently, he is working at the University of Virginia under the Zhang group on a summer internship.
Mischa was born in Texas and grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She is a second year Chemistry major at Virginia Commonwealth University. After graduating, she is interested in pursuing public health or continuing in the field of Chemistry. Outside of academics she enjoys running, playing cello, and astrology.
Jess Kamienski is from Loudoun Country, Virginia. She grew up hiking, biking and running through the valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jess is a fourth year chemical engineering student whose research interests include developing efficient catalysts for CO2 conversion. She hopes to one day design cost effective green energy systems for developing areas. Outside of lab, Jess likes climbing, playing soccer, and painting.
Congratulations! Dr. Zhang has been selected for the 2017 Jeffress Trust Awards Program in Interdisciplinary Research.
The Zhang group came together for some delicious food and volleyball to celebrate the beginning of Spring.
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»
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»
January 3, 2022
Welcome Bukuru and Tangi to join our group! Glad to have you.