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Dr Qingbin ZHENG obtained his BSc in Applied Physics and MSc in Material Physics and Chemistry from China University of Petroleum, in 2005, 2008 respectively. He received his PhD degree from Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2011. His PhD study was centered mainly on the synthesis of monolayer graphene sheets and their application for transparent conductors. He has published 25 high quality papers in top journals, including ACS Nano, Adv Funct Mater, Carbon and J Mater Chem. on advanced nanomaterials including graphene and carbon nanotubes. He is currently a visiting scholar at HKUST working on a variety of nanomaterials applications, including synthesis of graphene oxide, graphene-based thin films, graphene/polymer composites, and graphene for energy storage application.
Prof. Jang-Kyo KIM obtained his PhD degree in composite materials from Mechanical Engineering, University of Sydney. He started his faculty career at Australian National University (1992-1994); and joined the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) in 1994. Prof. Kim is currently a full Professor and Director of the Finetex-HKUST R&D Center at HKUST. Kim has been active in both fundamental and applied researches. His current research activities are centred on the development, synthesis, characterisation of structure-property relationships of advanced materials, including nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, graphite nanoplates, nanoclay; polymer-based nanocomposites; fibre-reinforced composites; thin films/coatings; transparent conducting thin films; nanostructured materials for Li-ion battery and supercapacitors; and adhesion and debonding in multi-phase materials. Kim has widely written in the area of fibre reinforced composites, nanocomposites and nanostructured materials, with over 400 publications including two co-authored research monographs on fibre composites (in 1998) and carbon nanotube nanocomposites (in 2011); and presented well over 50 plenary/keynote lectures in international conferences as well as more than 80 invited talks/seminars worldwide. Kim and his research team members have been honored with seven Best Paper Awards from various international conferences and regional competitions. He is the Editor of Composites Part A, and Editorial Board Member for eight leading international journals in the broad area of advanced materials and composites.