Yifan “David” Zhu comes to Emory from USTC in China. Yifan grew up in Chengdu, China and attended a gifted school for young people at USTC before completing his undergraduate degree at the same institution. He chose Emory in part because of the interdisciplinary reach of the department and “the astounding work of Emory professors.” Yifan’s own research interests are interdisciplinary in scope, with a focus on the intersection of organic and materials chemistry. His research interests are influenced by his undergraduate experience working in a research group outside of his chemistry major and recognizing the possibilities for work across disciplinary lines.
Division of Interest: Organic