Zhiqi is from Beijing, China. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology for chemical engineering in 2010. He came to Rice University and joined Dr. Rafael Verduzco’s lab to pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2013.
His current research focuses on conjugated polymers in the application of solar cells. He tries to chemically modify polymers in hope to improve solar cell efficiency and understand the relationship between molecular structure, functionality, and peformance.
Zhiqi loves to read books during spare time. Soccer and table tennis are his favorite sports.