Ziwei Song

Graduate Student
PhD in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering- Chemical Focus (In Progress)
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Ziwei Song is a PhD student at the University of Kansas who is working towards becoming an accomplished researcher.  She expects to complete her PhD degree in summer 2018. Prior to joining KU, Ziwei worked as a process engineer for three years at National Engineering Research Center of Distillation Technology---NERCDT in China. Her curiosity about catalysis and reaction engineering motivated her to pursue advanced studies in these areas under the direction of Professor Raghunath Chaudhari. And for her PhD study, she mainly focus on two transesterifications, through which dimethyl carbonate and diphenyl carbonate can be synthesized, which are the two key intermediates of non-phosgene route to manufacture polycarbonate.


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Upcoming Events

April 6th​: Cory Berkland Inaugural Lecture Event | 5:30 | Jayhawk Room, Kansas Union (RSVP LINK)

April 11th: Graduate Seminar with Damon Talbott from KU office of Graduate Studies (FLYER)

April 18th: Graduate Seminar with George Hirasaki from Rice University

April 25th: Graduate Seminar with Rick Stroman from the US Naval Research Lab (FLYER)

April 28th: Open tour of the Shiflett Lab | 2-4PM | 2444 LEEP2 (LINK)

April 29th: CPE ANNUAL AWARD BANQUET! (FLYER)

May 2nd​: Graduate Seminar with Michael J. Aziz from Harvard University (FLYER)

May 13th: School of Engineering Recognition Ceremony 8AM in Allen Fieldhouse and

Doctoral Hooding Ceremony | 7:30PM | Lied Center

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