Biography: Professor Min Xu of East China Normal University (ECNU) is currently the Vice Dean of school of physics and electronic sciences. She received her PhD in chemistry from Nanjing University. Then she worked as a Postdoc in ECNU, and then be associate professor, professor of ECNU. She also worked as research fellow in Nanyang technological university (2004-2006) and visiting scholar in the University of Akron (2016-2017). She is now the editorial board member of “functional polymer materials”, committee member of polymer characterization council of Chinese Chemistry Society (CCS) and Cellulose council of CCS.
Her research focus on polymer composite materials, especially natural polymer composite materials, including adsorption materials, multi-functional hydrogels, natural polymer based smart sensors and supercapacitors applied for flexible and wearable devices. Besides, she is skilled in mechanism study with solid-state NMR.
Prof. Yang Gao, East China University of Science and Technology, China
Biography: Prof. Yang Gao received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China, in 2005 and 2008, respectively, and PhD degrees from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA, in 2013. From 2013 to 2014, and 2014 to 2016, he is postdoctoral fellow in University of Nebraska-Lincoln and University of Houston, respectively. Since 2016, he is, respectively, an Assistant Professor and a Full Professor at School of Mechanical and Power Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai China. He is the author or co-author of 80 papers published in international journals.