Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) measurements, preparation of organic and inorganic samples for NMR and applied chemistry. He is currently a lecturer at California State University at Los Angeles. His work at CalState LA involves synthesis and characterization of certain biologically important metal complexes and the study of oxidation of ligands to mimic oxidative damage to metal enzymes. Past work has included methane to methanol catalyst development. Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China in 2003. In 2004 he came to the United States as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Wyoming. His work at the University of Wyoming involved synthesizing and developing new sensitizers for oxidation chemistry, and he synthesized catalysts for oxidation reaction in homogeneous and heterogeneous media. He has published 20 peer reviewed scientific articles on organic chemistry.