2017 Frank J. Padden Jr. Award Recipient

Yue Zhang 2017 winner

Yue Zhang
University of Science and Technology of China


Yue Zhang received her B.S. in Chemical Physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2012. Yue worked with Professor Zahra Fakhraai at the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Ph.D. in Chemistry in 2017. Since graduating, Yue joined ExxonMobil Chemical as a Research Scientist at Shanghai Technology Center.

Yue’s Ph.D. research focuses on the interfacial effects of glassy systems. In her talk entitled, “Invariant Fast Surface Diffusion on Ultra-stable and Aged Molecular Glasses” presented at the APS March Meeting 2017, Yue demonstrated how surface diffusion can be directly measured through a novel tobacco mosaic virus probe technique and the invariance nature of the fast surface diffusion on top of molecular glassy systems.