Zach grew up outside of Philadelphia, in Bucks County. His undergraduate institution was the University of Mary Washington. He currently works on the CO2 reduction project, specifically, understanding the reduction mechanism of CO2 at metal surfaces. He is also advised by Prof. Steve Bernasek in this endeavor.
Yuan grew up in Nanjing China, and in 2008 he received his Bachelor Degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University. Then, he got his Master Degree of Science in Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Now he is pursuing his Ph.D. at Princeton, and his research interest aims at photoelectrochemical reduction of CO2 using various semiconductor electrodes.
Travis graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2010 with a B.S. in biochemistry. While at UT Austin he worked on the total synthesis of a sesquiterpene-neolignan natural product under the advisory of Professor Dionicio Siegel. Travis also spent a summer performing synthetic studies in alkaloid total synthesis in the lab of Karl Gademann at the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne. In the Bocarsly group, Travis studies carbon dioxide reduction using chemically modified electrodes.
Maor received his B.S. in chemistry from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He is currently studying the catalysis of electrochemical CO2 reduction at metal and semiconductor electrodes.
Ivy grew up in North Carolina and went on to earn her A.B. in chemistry from Columbia University in 2011. She is currently studying the properties of gold-containing cyanogels.