Faculty Research Interests by Academic Areas

Biology
Chemistry

John ZhangJohn Zhang

Professor of Chemistry, NYU; Global Network Professor, NYU Shanghai

 

Research Interests: Computational study of protein and protein-ligand interaction

 

Research Opportunities: All motivated students (including study away students) are welcome to apply. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of chemistry and physical chemistry. Please send your academic CV and recommendation letters to Prof. Zhang at jz2@nyu.edu.

 

 

 

William GloverWilliam Glover

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU

 

Research Interests: Projects involve using computer simulations to understand how biological molecules respond to radiation spanning the visible to X-ray regions.

 

Research Opportunities: Undergraduate research opportunities are available in Prof. Glover's theoretical chemistry group. Students in Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, and related majors are encouraged to apply. Prior completion of 2 semesters of freshman chemistry is expected (preferably also higher-level courses in quantum mechanics and/or thermodynamics). Study away students interested in working in Prof. Glover's group should contact him, at william.glover@nyu.edu, at least one whole semester before they come to Shanghai. See http://wp.nyu.edu/glover for details about the group's research.

 

 

 

Xiang SunXiang Sun

Assistant Professor Faculty Fellow of Chemistry

 

Research Interests: Theoretical and computational chemistry, molecular dynamics simulation of liquid solutions, quantum dynamics, and ultrafast spectroscopy. See wp.nyu.edu/xiangsun for details.

 

Research Opportunities: All students (including study away students) are welcome to apply, and those with some coding experiences are preferred. Please send a cover letter summarizing previous scientific and coding experiences, and a topic of interest to explore to Prof. Sun at xiang.sun@nyu.edu.

Neural Science

Xing TianXing Tian

Assistant Professor of Neural and Cognitive Sciences, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU

 

Research Interests: Cognitive neuroscience, speech and language, action and perception, and other higher-level human cognitive functions. See http://slang.science for details.

 

Research Opportunities: All students (including study away students) are welcome to apply, and those who have demonstrated their STEM and lab training are preferred. Applicants should send a letter to Prof. Tian at xing.tian@nyu.edu, summarizing scientific and experimental experience, and proposing a topic(s) of interest that may fit in Prof. Tian’s group.

Physics