Yen-Ting Wang

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Graduate Student



Keenly interested in chemistry and environmental engineering, I attended the department of chemical engineering in National Taiwan University for undergraduate and obtained my B.E. degree in 2017. My study there helped me acquire both theoretical and practical knowledge. Given my interest, I joined Dr. Wen-Chang Chen’s group to do research in polymer and photoelectric materials, and focused on AgNWs electrode FET (Field Effect Transistor) on flexible substrate. I also worked on organic synthesis and characterization of photosensitive polyimide and its coating application in industry during my RA in NTU.

In 2016 summer, I worked as an intern in Uwin Nanotech Co. and my internship confirmed me that eco-friendliness should be a bedrock principle for industrial manufacturing. There I participated in the recycling process, learning how to retrieve gold from scrap electronic parts using non-toxic solvent rather than aqua regia. The conducting process consists of discomposing, carbonization and so on. Finally, we got more than 4 kilograms of gold bullion without causing environmental pollution, an invaluable experience that fortified my determination to probe into the field of energy and environment.

Now I am a first year PhD student in MIT as well as a newly joined member in Dr. William H. Green's lab. My on-going project is automatic fragment modeling, which is about generating detailed mechanism for large molecules which is not able to be processed by regular computing method. Large molecules will be chopped into smaller pieces whose information will be transferred into a software called RMG (Reaction Mechanism Generator) to generate pseudo-mechanisms for fragments. After getting fragments' distribution of concentration, reattachment is appropriately applied to obtain products.