Mr. Ziyu Cai
Materials Science and Engineering, Purdue
Class of 2017
Project: Characterization of polymer solutions for enhanced oil recovery applications
Bio: Ziyu is a current junior undergraduate student in Materials Engineering at Purdue University. He spent his summer doing the research on the gradient copolymers in Institute of Polymer Chemistry of Beijing Normal University. He also participated in the research of “self-assembling of St/MA gradient copolymer with different hydrolysis degrees”. His experiences and interests in polymers lead him to join Prof. Erk’s SMMG at Purdue in September 2015. His current undergraduate research mainly focus on the physical mechanics of soft materials.