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Sen Zhang

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Chemistry
Office location and address
Room 188C, Chemistry Building
409 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
AS-CHEM CAREER: Modular Multi-Interface Nanocrystals for Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Biorenewable Alcohols
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
April 01, 2022 – March 31, 2027
AS-CHEM Tuning Single-Atom Catalyst Structure for Direct Methane Oxidation to Methanol
Source: American Chemical Society
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2023
AS-CHEM Collaborative Research: Modulating Single-Atom Catalytic Centers in Well-Defined Metal Oxide Nanocrystal Surfaces for Oxygen Evolution Reaction
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
July 01, 2020 – June 30, 2023
AS-CHEM Carbon dioxide-methane coupling with electric-field-polarized microelectrodes
Source: Research Corporation for Science Advancement
February 01, 2022 – January 31, 2023
AS-CHEM One-Dimensional Nanocrystal Electrocatalysts with Non-Precious-Metal Cores and Precious-Metal Shells
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
September 01, 2018 – August 31, 2022
AS-CHEM Nanomaterials-Enabled Transparent Conductive Film
Source: InnoSense LLC
July 02, 2018 – April 01, 2019
Advanced Electrocatalysts Through Core-Shell Nanostructure
Source: Jeffress Memorial Trust
June 30, 2017 – March 30, 2019
CHEM 1811: Principles of Chemical Structure Laboratory (Accelerated)
Credits: 2
Students will grow as scientists by designing experiments independently, building technical writing & communication skills, drawing connections between chemistry class & the real world, practicing fundamental laboratory techniques, and generating experimental support for concepts covered in CHEM 1810. "Wet lab" and computational experiments encompass & expand beyond those offered in CHEM 1411. One hour lab lecture and four hour lab meets weekly. Prerequisite: A strong background in high school chemistry. CHEM 1810 must be taken concurrently or prior to CHEM 1811. Drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1810 requires drop/withdrawal from CHEM 1811.
CHEM 5340: Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
Credits: 3
Covers an introduction to nanomaterials and to physical methods for nanomaterials characterization; synthesis, surface modification and assembly nanomaterials; and magnetic, optical and catalytic properties of nanomaterials. The course also highlights the importance of the design of nanomaterials for modern energy, environmental and biomedical applications.
CHEM 5360: Materials Chemistry for Future Energy Needs
Credits: 3
Expose students to the emerging advances in chemistry and materials science that underpin technologies for energy conversion, storage and distribution and to place these in a real world context that reflects a rudimentary exposure to regulatory and economic facts controlling energy technology development and will emphasize concepts in "green chemistry and green engineering practices" that are emerging with global focus on sustainable technology.
CHEM 5559: New Course in Chemistry
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of chemistry.
CHEM 7010: Research Seminar I: Introduction to Research
Credits: 3
Provides professional development for graduate students concerning the theory & practice of scientific research. To familiarize students with faculty research and the tools for research. Students attend a series of faculty research presentations & additional lectures concerning library & research resources. Requires to attend departmental seminars & colloquia to expand their knowledge of current experimental & theoretical frontiers in chemistry.
CHEM 9340: Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials
Credits: 1–12
Research in Synthesis and Functionalization of Nanostructured Materials.