Advised by Professor Vijay Ramani, Zhongyang earned his doctorate degree from Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering department at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2019. In his research, he focuses on understanding and improving the alkaline stability of anion exchange membranes with applications in flow batteries, alkaline membrane fuel cells and direct borohydride fuel cells. Zhongyang Joined PME at the University of Chicago from Nov. 2019 under the supervision of Professor Paul Nealey.
He is now working on phase behavior and electronic transport in semicrystalline conjugated polymers.
Side chain engineering control of mixed conduction in oligoethylene glycol-substituted polythiophenes
Onorato, Jonathan W., Zhongyang Wang, Yangyang Sun, Christian Nowak, Lucas Q. Flagg, Ruipeng Li, Ban Xuan Dong, Lee J. Richter, Fernando A. Escobedo, Paul F. Nealey, Shrayesh N. Patel and Christine K. Luscombe. Side chain engineering control of mixed conduction in oligoethylene glycol-substituted polythiophenes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2021