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2023 Fellow

Yirui Zhang

PhD Institution
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Yirui’s goal of improving clean energy storage led to her PhD research, whereby she captured interfacial reaction pathways to better understand the process of battery degradation and catalysis. As a Fellow, Yirui will pivot from mechanical engineering to biomedical engineering. She plans to combine spectroscopy, electrokinetics, and machine learning to develop a fast and cost-effective disease monitoring platform for bacterial wastewater-based epidemiology.