Dr. Shiyu Zhang, one of CBC’s newest faculty members

Please join us in welcoming one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Shiyu Zhang, to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry!  He joins our department after receiving his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Georgetown University and postdoctoral work at both MIT and Harvard. His research revolves around applying inorganic synthesis in energy research.

Dr. Zhang was first attracted to Ohio State and Columbus because of “good food and college football”. Can you blame him? Among many goals of his during his hopeful long journey with our department, he most aspires to train extraordinary students and show them their potential as scientists. Everyone’s path to the love of chemistry is different, his started with playing around making “funky” molecules. If you find Dr. Zhang teaching a Catalysis course – take it – it’s his favorite class!

Now for some fun facts about Dr. Zhang:

  • He most admires Steve Jobs
  • If he wasn’t a scientist he’d be an Astronaut! He loves space.
  • In his free time he’s just like all of us – he plays video games and watches HBO shows! We can only hope he’s a Game of Thrones fan…
  • He has two dogs: Pancake (pug) and Professor (mini schnauzer)

We are ecstatic to have Dr. Zhang in our department and can’t wait to see the innovative and exciting things he has in store for us!