Team Details

Personal Information

  • Name:
    Haochuan Zhang
  • Title:
    Graduate Student
  • University:
    Boston College
  • Email Address:
    zhangayl@bc.edu
  • Website:
  • Personal Statement:
    I obtained my B.S. in material chemistry at University of Science and Technology of China in 2016 and has since moved to Boston College and joined Prof. Dunwei Wang’s group in 2017. My studies now center on developing electrochemistry methods for energy storage and conversion.
Research Description:
Currently, I am involved in two research directions. One is to study the solid
electrolyte interphase (SEI), which is the critical component to enable the future high
energy density batteries. In a recent work, we identified a unique electrochemically-
induced chemical reaction for SEI formation, which enables the Li metal anode in
nonflammable electrolyte. I also worked with collaborators from CIC to develop
electrochemical methods for temporal and spatial control of polymerization. Our goal is to
integrate N-carboxyanhydrides synthesis and polymerization catalysts on surface for the
controllable synthesis of polypeptides from amino acids.
Representative Papers:
 Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 15313-15317. “Metal-Organic-Framework Thin Film for Selective Mg2+ Transport,”