Mengya Yang - PhD student
Mengya Yang is an incoming PhD student starting in September 2021. She received her BEng degree from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Central South University, China. Afterwards, she studied for a Master's degree at Zhejiang University and carried out a research project on synthesis of Metal-Organic Framework-derived materials for electrocatalysis in collaboration with the group of Prof. Hai-Long Jiang at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).
She will work on the ERC Starting Grant on synthesis of polymer membranes and integration into the membrane electrode assembly (MEA) for flow batteries, fuel cells, and electrolysers, aiming to boost the performance of electrochemical energy conversion and storage. Her PhD research will be funded by the Chemical Engineering Department PhD Scholarship.