Yazhen Xue 

Fifth-year Graduate Student (since 08/2019)

B.S. Chemistry 
Peking University, Beijing, China (20152019)
Advisor: Prof. Jianbo Wang

Visiting Student
University of Chicago, IL (2018)
Advisor: Prof. Guangbin Dong

Research interests:  controlled synthesis of mixed graft block copolymers, fabrication and applications of polymer-inorganic nanocomposites, synthesis of brush-on-brush polymers

Email: yazhen.xue_at_yale.edu

Xiaowei Zhang 

Fifth-year Graduate Student (since 08/2019)

B.S. Chemistry 
Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (20152019)
Advisor: Prof. Chanjuan Xi

Visiting Student
The Scripps Research Institute, CA (2018)
Advisor: Prof. Jin-Quan Yu

Email: xiaowei.zhang_at_yale.edu

Masashi Kaneda 

Fourth-year Graduate Student (since 08/2020, co-advised with Prof. Menachem Elimelech)
FOS2020 Fellow
Rotary Global Grant Fellow
QUAD Fellow

M.S. Environmental Engineering
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (2017–2020) 
Advisor: Prof. Katsuki Kimura

B.S. Socio-Environmental Engineering
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (2013–2017) 
Advisor: Prof. Katsuki Kimura

Visiting Student 
Yale University, New Haven, CT (2017–2018)
Advisor: Prof. Menachem Elimelech

Email: masashi.kaneda_at_yale.edu

Yinan Chen 

Third-year Graduate Student (since 08/2021)

B.S. Chemistry
Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2017–2021) 
Advisor: Prof. Mao Chen

Visiting Student 
Yale University, New Haven, CT (2019)
Advisor: Prof. Mingjiang Zhong

Research interests: carbon dioxide copolymerization; rational design of antiscalant via controlled radical polymerization

Email: yinan.chen_at_yale.edu

Zhongren Jiao 

Second-year Graduate Student (since 08/2022, co-advised with Prof. Menachem Elimelech)

B.S. Material Chemistry
The University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China (2018–2022)
Advisor: Prof. Tongwen Xu

Visiting Student 
The University of Edinburgh, UK (2021)
Advisor: Prof. Neil McKeown

Research interests: antiscalant polymers, ion selective membranes

Email: zhongren.jiao_at_yale.edu

Jiawei He 

Second-year Graduate Student (since 08/2022)

B.S. Material Chemistry
Peking University, Beijing, China (2018–2022)
Advisor: Prof. Zuqiang Bian

Research interests: polymer upcycling, compatibilizer design&synthesis, rare-earth photoluminescence, organometallics

Email: jiawei.he_at_yale.edu

Victoria Meola 

First-year Graduate Student (since 08/2023, co-advised with Prof. Menachem Elimelech)

B. Eng. Chemical Engineering
McGill University, Montréal, Canada (2018–2023)

Email: victoria.meola_at_yale.edu