I am Shuangning Xu and I am really from northeast China. Dead set on becoming a physical/materials chemist since junior high, I kept my eyes on the prize and took a deep dive into the fascinating discipline of bioinorganic chemistry in Larry’s lab for 7 years, getting both my B.S. and Ph.D. from UMN. Here at UCLA, I aim to work at the interface of small molecule catalysis and nanomaterials. I hope to harness the unfathomable power of electrochemistry and make some shocking discoveries.