Prof. Michael Yu WANG, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China

Biography: A native of China, Professor Wang obtained his undergraduate degree from Xian Jiaotong University in China, his M.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph.D. from the Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining HKUST in 2015, he served on the engineering faculty at University of Maryland, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and National University of Singapore. Professor Wang has held other positions worldwide, including visiting scholar at Stanford University, A*STAR OAP Fellow in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, Guest Professor in Xian Jiaotong University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Haerbin Institute of Technology, Chang Jiang Chair Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Eminent Visiting Professor at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, and Distinguished Visiting Scholar of University of Technology Sydney.

Wang’s research focuses primarily on robotics, autonomous systems, manufacturing automation, topology optimization, and additive manufacturing, with over 300 technical publications in these areas. His research projects were supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Boeing, Chrysler, ALCOA, Maryland Industrial Partnerships in USA, by RGC and ITC and local industries in Hong Kong, by NSFC and MOST in China, and by Singapore A*STAR, MOE, and Defense Ministry. He has supervised 22 PhD, 11 MS and 2 MPhil degree students.


Prof. Tao Feng, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Biography: Prof. T.Feng received his Bachelor degree in 1999 from Zhejiang University and his Master and PhD in 2002 and 2006 from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) during 2010-2012. He is currently a professor of Herbert Gleiter Institute for Nanoscience (HGI), Nanjing University of Science & Technology.
His current research interest is the relationship of atomic structures and properties of nanostructured metallic materials. Research activities cover synthesis and processing, atomic structure characterization, thermal stability, mechanical and physical properties of nanostructured materialsd. He authored and co-authored more than 100 international peer-reviewed journal publications, 25 applied patents, and presented 10 invited lectures at international conferences and symposia.


Prof. Yu Li, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Prof. Dr. Yu Li received his Bachelor degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1999 and received his Mater degree from Liaoning Shihua University in 2002. He obtained his Ph.D. from Zhejiang University in 2005. He worked in EMAT at the University of Antwerp with Prof. G. Van Tendeloo in 2005 and then in CMI at the University of Namur with Prof. Bao-Lian Su in 2006. He jointed Wuhan University of Technology in 2010. Currently, he is a “Chutian” Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. His research interests include exploring principles of nanomaterials and hierarchically porous materials design, synthesis and their applications in the fundamental aspects of energy and environment. He has published over 150 high-level peer reviewed papers, including Nat. Commun., Chem. Soc. Rev., Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., Adv. Mater., Adv. Energy Mater., Adv. Funct. Mater., Nano Energy, etc. His publications have received a citation over 9000 times with an H-index of 52. He has obtained over 50 national invention patents.


Prof. Qunhong Weng, Hunan University, China

Biography: Qunhong Weng is professor in school of materials science and engineering, Hunan University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of Tsukuba in 2015, Japan, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and group leader at Leibniz IFW Dresden, Germany, before joining Hunan University in 2018. His research focuses on functionalized layered materials, particularly those made of light B, C, N, and O atoms, and their applications in biomedical and miniaturized energy storage technologies. He has published over 45 peer-reviewed papers with a total citation of 4000 times. He also serves as a reviewer for over 30 scientific journals and has been invited to contribute progress reportsreviews to the journals of Adv. Mater. and Small.


Prof. Xiang Chen, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Biography: Prof. Xiang Chen is now the assistant to the dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) at Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST) and the executive deputy director of Key Laboratory of Advanced Displaying Materials and Devices, MIIT. He is also the Principal Investigator (PI) of a research group of two-dimensional electronic materials and devices. Dr. Xiang Chen got his Ph.D. degree from University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) in 2014, supervised by Prof. Yue Zhang (Academician of CAS). From 2014 to 2018, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher and research professor at Yonsei University, supervised by Prof. Jong-Hyun Ahn (President of Korean Graphene Society) and Prof. John A. Rogers (Fellow of NAE, AAAS, NAS and NAM). In 2018, he joined SMSE at NJUST as a full professor.

In 2018, Prof. Xiang Chen was selected into the "Top Young Talents Selection Plan" of NJUST. In 2021, He was selected into the "High-level Innovation and Entrepreneurship Talents Introduction Plan" of Jiangsu Province ("Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Talents"). His current research interest: wafer-level controllable synthesis of novel two-dimensional electronic materials and their applications in integrated, flexible, and bioelectronic devices. He has presided over 6 projects, including a major research program-cultivation project of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), with a total research fund of 3.79 million yuan. He has also participated in 6 other projects, including a national major research program, with a total research fund of 49.42 million yuan. He has been authorized 7 Chinese and Korean national invention patents and published more than 30 SCI papers in Nat. Commun., Adv. Mater., etc., with a total citation of more than 1700 and an H factor of 21.