Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2023
  • B.S., Chemistry, Nankai University, China, 2017

Dr. Zhang specializes in material science and engineering with a focus on advanced energy materials for lithium-ion batteries. She is experienced with the synthesis and characterization of electrodes with nano-architectures and electrolyte engineering such as formulation of electrolytes for various applications.

Dr. Zhang has proficient experience in material characterization techniques including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Raman spectroscopy, Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Also, her expertise includes electrochemical analysis methods for lithium-ion batteries such as cyclic voltammetry (CV), electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), and Coulombic efficiency (CE).

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Zhang worked as a graduate research assistant at Thayer school of engineering, Dartmouth College. Her research mainly focused on the designing and formulation of electrolytes to tackle the problems in lithium metal batteries under harsh environmental conditions and the next-generation sodium-sulfur batteries. In addition, she worked as an intern at Apple Inc., supporting the failure analysis and material characterization tasks of lithium-ion batteries in consumer electronics for new technology introduction.