Professor remembered as dedicated teacher and devoted father

Zijie Yan, an associate professor in UNC’s department of applied physical sciences, was remembered as a dedicated teacher, mentor, and colleague; and a devoted father of two young children. (UNC-Chapel Hill)

On August 28, just a week into the semester, Professor Zijie Yan was shot and killed while working in Caudill Laboratories on campus.

Police arrested one of his graduate students, Tailei Qi, who has been charged with first degree murder.

Fellow faculty members paid tribute to Professor Yan at a faculty council meeting. Sierra Pfeifer reports.

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