Allen Shi, MSc, PhD candidate (he/him)

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Visiting PhD Student

BEng (Material Science) – Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, China 2011-2015

Exchange BSc Student (Chemistry) – University of Leeds, UK 2014-2015

MSc (Chemistry) – University of Leeds, UK 2015-2016

PhD (Chemistry) – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong 2020-Present

-Allen is interested in reusing waste materials (biomass or municipal waste) for profitable purposes as well as contributing to the fixation of carbon in materials for a sustainable circular economy. Prior to joining Yale, he was a PhD student at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he developed an ecologically friendly method for manufacturing porous materials using Pickering foam templates. He obtained a master’s degree in Polymer, Colorants, and Fine Chemicals from the University of Leeds and spent over three years developing non-solvent adhesive products for BASF.

-Outside of the lab, Allen loves traveling and reading to gain insight into other cultures and people around the world. He also enjoys outdoor activities (e.g. swimming, hiking, golfing, and wakesurfing).