Zhang Wins Duby Research Award in Electrochemistry

Jun 07 2022

Ruiwen Zhang is the 2022 award winner of the Paul Duby Research Award in Electrochemistry. He was chosen by the awards committee based on his research productivity and accomplishments in Professor Yuan Yang's lab during his undergraduate studies at Columbia Engineering.

This newly created award, which includes a $500 stipend, is "awarded annually to a graduating senior who has actively engaged in research within the Columbia Electrochemical Energy Center and has plans for a career in clean energy technologies. This award honors the late Paul Duby, a SEAS professor, renowned expert in electrochemical systems, and tireless advocate for students." (https://ceec.engineering)

Ruiwen is also the winner of the 2022 Frances B.F. Rhodes Prize in Materials Science and Engineering from the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics. Ruiwen is a combined plan student and attended Colgate University before coming to Columbia. At Colgate, he majored in physics and was elected to Sigma Pi Sigma and Phi Beta Kappa. At Columbia, Ruiwen was involved in research with Professor Yuan Yang on batteries. He is listed as a coauthor for three publications, including two articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and one book chapter. After graduation, Ruiwen will stay at Columbia for the master program in materials science and engineering.