Spring 2019 Yunlong Zhang
R. A. Glenn Awardee for Best Paper in an ENFL Symposium: Dr. Yunlong Zhang
Dr. Yunlong Zhang joined ExxonMobil Research Engineering Company as a staff scientist in 2014 after obtaining a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from The Ohio State University in 2010 and completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
His research in hydrocarbon science and petroleum chemistry focuses on upgrading heavy oils and asphaltenes, and synthesis of carbonaceous materials, with emphasis on a theoretical understanding of reaction mechanisms and structures at the molecular level. He is currently applying molecular imaging non-contact Atomic Force Microscopy to study molecular structure and chemical reactivities of heavy petroleum molecules. His research has led to over 75 publications, conference presentations and invited keynote lectures, patents, a book chapter, and a book (as co-editor). He has served on the committees of ACS Energy and Fuels Division (ENFL) and Tri-state Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) and organized many symposia. He is also currently serving as the chair of a technical committee to organize the 21st International Conference of Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling (PetroPhase 2020) in Jersey City.