Invited Speaker


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Xihong Peng,
Arizona State University, USA


Xihong Peng is an Associate Professor in Physics, College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at Arizona State University (ASU). She received her Ph. D degree in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, in 2007. She was a Visiting Assistant Professor in Skidmore College, New York, for the academic year 2007-2008 before joining ASU in fall 2008. Her research interests are to explore novel materials and seek their application in nanoelectronics and renewable energies, as well as to gain a fundamental understanding of the materials’ properties at an atomic level. She has applied physics-based computational methods to investigate a wide range of materials, including group IV, III-V II-VI semiconductor nanostructures, organic/inorganic molecules, and novel materials for applications in fuel cells, photovoltaics, photocatalysts, Li-ion batteries, and hydrogen storage. She has published ~ 40 peer-reviewed journal articles with over 2000 citations. She serves as a Review Editor at Frontiers and Academic Editor of IntechOpen. She also serves as a referee for more than 20 scientific journals including Nature Communications and Nano Letters. She is a reviewer for funding agencies, such as National Science Foundation of United States, Czech Science Foundation, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, etc.


Prof. Huang Xingyi
Young Scholars of Yangtze River scholar professor program (2017) / Shanghai Jiaotong University, China


Dr. Huang Xingyi has been working as a full professor at Department of: Polymer Science and Engineering in Shanghai Jiaotong University, China since 2018.  He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University,  China in 2008. After that, he joined Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University, China from 2009 as a Research Associate. From 2013 to 2017, he had been working as an  associate professor in the same university. From April of 2012 to March of 2013,  he worked as an adjunct researcher in IPS Research Center, Waseda University, Japan. And worked as a Senior Visiting Scholar in Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China during November 2013-2014.


His research interests include High-voltage cable insulation and semi-conductive shielding materials, application of energy conversion and capture microsystems in power equipment detection and diagnosis, Electrical properties of polymer dielectrics,  application of thermally conductive insulating polymer materials in thermal management, and high power density electrical energy storage materials and devices (equipment).


Prof. Huang served as Editorial Board Member at IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, Composites Science and Technology, as Associate Editor at IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation, High Voltage.


Assoc. Prof. Zhang Yingying
Young Scholars of Yangtze River scholar professor program (2017) / Tsinghua University, China


Dr. Yingying Zhang received her bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shandong University in 2002 and her Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from Peking University in 2007. From Jun. 2008 to Jun. 2011, she worked in Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) as a postdoctoral research associate. Then, she joined Tsinghua University as an associate professor in July of 2011. She is currently a joint faculty member in Department of Chemistry and in the Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM).

Her research focuses on the synthesis and basic understanding of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene, silk, and their hybrid materials, toward developing high performance flexible and wearable electronics and smart systems. The representative work includes: (1) synthesized the longest individual carbon nanotubes in the world with chemical vapor deposition base on Schulz-Flory distribution; and experimentally observed structural super-lubricity based on centimeter long double-walled carbon nanotubes; (2) proposed and demonstrated the preparation of carbon nanotube- and graphene-doped silkworm silk by a facile feeding approach; (3) based on biomimetic strategy and using natural derived materials, developed a series of high performance flexible and wearable electronics (strain sensors, E-skin, supercapacitors, etc.) with nanocarbons and hierarchical structured carbon materials. She has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, and 8 awarded patents. The results have been highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology、C&E News、Scientific American、、Nanotechweb、Nanowerk、Advanced Science News、Materials Views、Washington Post etc. She has been awarded as “National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholar” (2014) of NSFC, “Young Cutting-Edge Nanochemistry Researcher Award” (2014), National Program for Support of Top-notch Young Professionals(2016) and Young Scholars of Yangtze River scholar professor program (2017).


Dr. Yingying Zhang has published more than 80 papers in journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Journal of the American Chemical Society, ACS nano, Nano Letters etc.


Assoc. Prof. Chenyi Yi
Tsinghua University, China


Dr. Chenyi Yi is currently an associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tsinghua University. He was selected for the 13th National Youth Program. He graduated from Xiangtan University in 2003,  then received his master's degree from Tsinghua University in 2006, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Bern in Switzerland in 2010. He was awarded the National Outstanding Self-financed Scholarship. After that, he joined the Photonics and Interface Laboratory of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, and obtained a series of internationally influential research results.


He has published more than 40 academic papers in high-level scientific journals such as Science, Advanced Materials, Energy & Environmental Science. The papers have been cited more than 6,000 times, with h-index 25.


Prof. Ma Rujun
Nankai University, China

Dr. Ma Rujun received his Ph.D from the Institute of Nanotechnology of Sungkyunkwan University in Korea in February 2013, and then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the School of Energy Sciences and Basic Science of the same University. In April 2015, he joined UCLA working as a postdoctoral researcher in the team of Professor Qibing Pei. In September 2018, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nankai University working as a professor.


His research interests include preparation and application of energy devices, sensors and high performance functional composites.

In recent years, he has published more than ten papers in internationally renowned journals such as Science, Chemical Society Reviews, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters and ACS nano; has authorized 5 US and Korean patents.



Assoc. Prof. Zhang Guangzu
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China


Dr. Zhang Guangzu received his Ph.D degree in engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in December of 2010. And then he worked as a Lecturer in the School of Optics and Electronic Information at Huazhong University of Science and Technology until 2015.  From March 2013 to May 2015, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Pennsylvania State University, United States.  From January of 2016 to present, Dr. Zhang has been working as Associate Professor in School of Optics and Electronics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

His research fields include nano energy materials and devices; sensitive materials and sensors.

He also participated in many projects such as the Military Products Support Bureau of the National Defense Science and Technology Bureau. Published 50 SCI papers, and obtained 6 national invention patents (2 as the first inventors), 2 of which were purchased and converted by enterprises. Received 2 Silver Awards at the Geneva Invention Exhibition (ranked first and second). He has served as a reviewer of internationally renowned magazines such as Advanced Materials.