Code of Conduct


Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 

The incredibly diverse body of students is the strongest asset of the Sang group. We believe strongly that improving equity, diversity, and inclusion at ALL levels is of critical importance. As a group, we strive to promote a bias-free professional environment. We welcome and support self-motivated researchers from all cultural and gender groups. We thoughtfully design personalized training plains that align with the personal and professional goals of each unique individual. (Refer to the group code of conduct.)


Sang Group Code of Conduct

The goal of the group is to conduct sustainable energy research in an open, diverse, honest, and respectful environment. All research activities must follow the code of conduct described below.

Academic Integrity

      • Scientific misconduct, including fabrication, falsification, and plagiarism, is strictly forbidden.
      • Keep accurate and complete experimental records.
      • Respect experimental results. No unsubstantiated and exaggerated discussion of research findings.
      • Understand the limitations of your work/knowledge. Learn from and encourage others.

Maintain a Safe and Shared Working Space

      • Strictly follow lab safety procedures.
      • Operate lab equipment only after receiving training from the designated instrument manager.
      • Clean and organize the personal space, communal space, and shared equipment after use.
      • When noticing a malfunctioned instrument, facilitate the manager to fix the instrument ASAP.

Respect Others’ Time

      • Be well-prepared for meetings, show up on time.
      • Considerate of others’ schedules, providing sufficient notice when asking for help. Be proactive, not aggressive.

Keep Communication Professional and Effective

      • Directly address issues using concise language (in person and via email)
      • Do not distract others when she/he is in the middle of a task.
      • Provide constructive feedback for others.
      • Open to feedback, accept responsibility for mistakes, and make corrections proactively.
      • Respect the personal boundaries of others.
      • NO gossiping within and out of the lab. Targeting specific group members is not allowed.
      • Ensuring every member has an equal opportunity to participate in lab and social settings.
      • Present yourself and impact others with a positive attitude.
      • Express gratitude when you have been helped.

Discrimination and Harassment (Link to Definitions)

      • Zero tolerance.
      • Be mindful of implicit and unconscious bias.
      • Avoid all bias based on race, gender, age, religion, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, presence of disabilities, educational background, or other personal attributes.
      • If you see or experience inappropriate conduct, speak up with a reminder of this Code of Conduct.
        • Accept that everyone makes mistakes.
        • Response in a constructive way.
        • Resolve with the person you have an issue with first. If not working, find a mediator.