Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Grad student receives award for research in polymer dynamics

Congratulations to Yuecheng Peter Zhou, a graduate student in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Professor Charles Schroeder’s research group, for winning second place in the student presentation competition at the 2017 Great Lakes Chinese American Chemical Society (GLCACS) conference.

peter_zhouZhou’s presentation was entitled, “Single polymer relaxation dynamics in entangled solutions.” For his Ph.D. thesis research, Zhou uses single molecule techniques to study linear and circular polymer dynamics in different concentration regimes under various flow fields such as extensional flow and oscillatory extensional flow. He is a graduate student in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois.

GLCACS is the local chapter of Chinese American Chemical Society in the Great Lakes area, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Ohio. The chapter promotes professional development and networking for GLCACS members and non-members. Members are comprised of professionals from industry as well as professors, research fellows, and students.

The annual conference was held in Evanston on June 10.