Advised by Professor Vijay Ramani, Zhongyang earned his doctorate degree from the Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering department at Washington University in Saint Louis in 2019. In his research, he focused 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 the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago in November of 2019 under the supervision of Professor Patel and Professor Nealey.
Zhongyang's current research focuses on understanding phase behavior and electronic transport in semicrystalline conjugated polymers.
Zhongyang Wang, Chaoqiuyu Wang, Yangyang Sun, Kai Wang, Joseph W Strzalka, Shrayesh N Patel, Paul F Nealey, Christopher K Ober, Fernando A Escobedo. ACS Nano 2022, 16, 12, 20714–20729