WISDM Speaker Series: Duhan Zhang

Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Join us on Zoom as we continue our partnership with WISDM, the Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT and the MIT Innovation Initiative to continue our popular speaker series.

Hear about Duhan's research at the MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

About our speaker:

Dr. Duhan Zhang is a scientist and engineer, aiming to tackle the urgent challenges at the energy-climate-sustainability nexus, focusing on understanding and implementing chemically and electrochemically mediated processes. She is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, honored with MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) Fellowship. She received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University with years of support from the Telluride Association Fellowship. During her academic journey, she received numerous awards and honors, including the Mars Fellowship from Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, the Best Paper Award from the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research, the First Prize of “Science as Art” from Materials Research Society, etc. Her current research focuses on energy materials, electrochemical energy storage and conversion systems, and electrification of materials reuse and recycle. She with the MIT team and collaborators established an innovative aqueous electrochemical and chemical approach that can recover materials from incinerated municipal solid waste ash. Outside academia, she enjoys playing violin, painting, skiing, and scuba diving.

The Women in Innovation and STEM Database at MIT (WISDM) promotes the visibility of women in our academic community, increases gender diversity in innovation and entrepreneurship, and makes it easier to find talented and diverse speakers for various events. WISDM supports women and gender non-conforming MIT community members and upholds the Institute’s efforts to foster community, equity, and inclusion.

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Conferences/Seminars/Lectures, Community Event, Career Development

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Academic, General, Climate & Sustainability

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MIT Community, Public, Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff

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School of Engineering (SoE)


women, STEM, Q&A, cancer, research, Medicine



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