I was born in the city of Shenyang in China and had my primary to high school education in the city of Xiamen. I received my Bachelor and Master’s degrees in physics from Tsinghua University, China, and then PhD in chemistry from University of Queensland, Australia. My research interests range from nanomaterials (e.g. graphene) to energy conversion devices (e.g. fuel cells), with methodologies from electrochemistry to photo- and spectro-chemistry. My hobbies include hiking and wild life photography.