Chenguang Zhang started at Notre Dame in 2016 and is a Ph.D. student in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering working under the advisory of Professor Hsueh-Chia Chang. His research focuses on the lab-on-a-chip system, which combines state-of-the-art technologies to create miniaturized devices to analyze chemical and biological samples. He currently works on ion-selective membrane-based on-chip sensing and pretreatment.
Having received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Peking University in China, Chenguang was drawn to Notre Dame because of Professor Hsueh-Chia Chang’s lab. While here, he has benefited from an interdisciplinary curriculum that is both fundamental, in its integration of cutting-edge science in complex device systems, and highly applicable, in its aim to realize commercializable medical devices.
Chenguang Zhang enjoying a Notre Dame football game
In addition to being a vital contributor to the Chang Lab, Chenguang is also an active member of the Notre Dame community, currently serving as vice president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association at Notre Dame. In this role, he is involved in welcoming new Chinese students to Notre Dame each year and planning the Association’s major annual events such as the Spring Festival Gala and Lantern Festival. He credits the beautiful campus, kind community, and state-of-the-art research facilities with building a welcoming environment for his fellow international peers.