Dr. Yang (Daisy) Wang
Dr. Yang (Daisy) Wang is a postdoctoral researcher based in the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley.
Currently, Daisy is working to address the problem of CO2 emissions by researching the mechanism of converting CO2 into useful molecules such as ethanol and formic acid, which paly key roles in industrial production. Specifically, Daisy is using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) techniques to examine how CO2 interacts with specific polymer-based electrolytes or electrocatalysts, which is crucial to unveil the mechanisms of electrolytes and catalysts for CO2 conversion.
In her doctoral research, completed in 2019 at Monash University, supervised by Prof. Cordelia Selomulya, Prof. Huanting Wang and Prof. Dongyuan Zhao, Daisy studied functional nanomaterials design and fabrication for use in electrochemical conversion of water into hydrogen in the field of renewable energy. She is also adept at materials characterization using Electron microscopes, such as Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), (Scanning) Transmission electron microscopy ((S)TEM) and Powder X-ray diffractometer (XRD).
Recently, Daisy Wang received a prestigious award from the CSC for outstanding PhD student studying abroad, which is a great achievement during her PhD at Monash.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity to study PhD at Monash University, a beautiful place with nice people and enlightening academic atmosphere! I also want to show my sincere gratitude for the full support and conscientious supervision from my PhD supervisors: Prof. Cordelia Selomulya, Prof. Huanting Wang and Prof. Dongyuan Zhao. Without their insightful instructions, I cannot better refine my academic skills! Now it is a new start for me at UC Berkeley, where I can apply all the skills developed during PhD for further research progress!” said Daisy.