Graduate Research Highlights

May 2023: Daoyang Zhang

Daoyang Zhang, 4th-year PhD student in Dr. Cook's lab

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Notable recent achievements

  • Crawley, M. R.; Zhang, D.; Cook, T. R., Electrocatalytic production of hydrogen peroxide enabled by post-synthetic modification of a self-assembled porphyrin cube. Inorg. Chem. Front. 2023, 10, 316-324.
  • Zhang, D.; Crawley, M. R.;  Fang, M.;  Kyle, L. J.; Cook, T. R., The rigidity of self-assembled cofacial porphyrins influences selectivity and kinetics of oxygen reduction electrocatalysis. Dalton Transactions 2022, 51, 18373-18377.
  • Zhang, D.; Crawley, M. R.; Oldacre, A. N.; Kyle, L. J.; MacMillan, S. N.; Cook, T. R., Lowering the Symmetry of Cofacial Porphyrin Prisms for Selective Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysis. Inorg. Chem. 2023, 62, 1766-1775.
  • Crawley, M. R.#; Zhang, D.#; Oldacre, A. N.; Beavers, C. M.; Friedman, A. E.; Cook, T. R. Tuning the Reactivity of Cofacial Porphyrin Prisms for Oxygen Reduction Using Modular Building Blocks. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2021, 143, 1098– 1106. = these authors contributed equally.

Research highlight

My research interests are designing, synthesizing, and characterizing polynuclear metalloporphyrin or porphyrin derivatives complexes, and using these complexes for electrocatalysts for small molecule activation.

I enjoy being here because I like the research at UB.

Outside of the lab, I like to play DOTA 2 at my spare time.

Congratulations, Daoyang!

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