3D molecular imaging of solvation layers
Spectroscopic investigation of solid-liquid interfaces
Electrochemical sensing of biomolecules
Mapping the nanoscale charge conduction pathways

Welcome to Prof. Yingjie Zhang’s research lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We study complex interfaces and molecular systems, with the goal of: 1) understanding the fundamental atomic and molecular scale processes at solid-liquid interfaces, such as dynamic solvation, electrochemical energy conversion, and catalysis; deciphering the structure, distribution, and function of various small molecules in electrochemical and biological systems; and 3) bringing solutions to the society, in areas of renewable energy and healthcare.

Our research is highly interdisciplinary, spanning over areas of materials/physical chemistry, condensed matter physics, chemical engineering, and mechanical/electrical engineering. We are always looking for motivated graduate students, postdocs, and undergrads to join us.