Prof. Jun YANG was born in Hebei, China, in 1972. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in 2006 from National University of Singapore (with Professor Jim Yang LEE). After postdoctoral research at Boston College and University of Toronto, he joined the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, Singapore in 2007. In 2010, he moved to Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences as the leader of Group of Materials for Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation (MECER). His main research interests include (i) applied catalysis, (ii) nanocomposites for energy conversion, (iii) synthesis and application of novel nanocrystalline materials, and (iv) separation techniques.
Dr. Hui LIU was born in Shandong, China, in 1986. She studied environmental engineering at South-Central University for Nationalities (B.S. 2008) and organic chemistry at University of Science and Technology Beijing (M.S. 2010). She received her Ph.D. with Prof. Jun YANG at Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPE-CAS) in 2014 and started as an Assistant Professor of Group of Materials for Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation (MECER) at IPE-CAS at the same year. Her research interests focus on the synthesis of novel composite nanomaterials for energy conversion and environmental remediation, electrocatalysis, and Phase transfer-based extraction of heavy metals.