Undergraduate Researcher - Wahngzhong Sheng
Wahngzhong Sheng ’12 was inducted into the Rawlings Cornell Presidential Research Scholars (RCPRS) program during the fall 2010 semester. The RCPRS program provides undergraduates demonstrating superior academic potential and intellectual curiosity significant research support for up to four years. Students chosen for the program are able to collaborate with faculty mentors of their choosing in designing and planning an individualized program of research — a degree of collaboration typically unheard of in the undergraduate experience.
Sheng joined Assistant Professor Lara Estroff’s group in the fall of his sophomore year. Working under the guidance of his graduate student mentor, Debra D.W. Lin, Sheng’s research has focused on biomineralization. He is currently examining parameters to control the synthesis of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles to obtain uniformly distributed particle sizes through hydrothermal aging.