Biobased battery materials work wins prestigious Fulbright award


In Washington, Katie Zhong has won a Fulbright award for her research developing biobased materials for batteries.

Specifically, Zhong’s work includes polymers and composite manufacturing research, as well as work in battery and renewable energy materials and nanocomposites. A Westinghouse Distinguished Professor in Washington State University’s School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Zhong will travel to Singapore’s Nanyang Technology University, where complementary work is being done by NTU’s Material Science and Engineering program.

Fulbright scholarships seek to increase collaboration among scholars globally. While at NTU, Zhong will also study protein-based air filtering materials.