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About Me

I was born and grew up in Yixing (Jiangsu, China), a beautiful town recognized for its traditional Chinese purple-sand teapots. After 15 years, I went west to Hefei, a rapidly growing industrial city in mid-eastern China, for undergrad and master-level study. Then, I flew over 10,000 km to the opposite side of the pond and landed in Los Angeles. After five years, I completed my Ph.D. degree in Irvine, a Southern California city blessed with sunshine and ocean breezes, studying nature-inspired materials and technologies in Gorodetsky group. Now, I am a postdoctoral research fellow in Prof. Zhenan Bao's group at Stanford University to develop next-generation robotic skin.

Education & Training Background

Stanford University (2020–Present)

​Department of Chemical Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of California, Irvine (2015–2020)

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering

 

University of Science and Technology of China (2012–2015)

M.Sc. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics

 

University of Science and Technology of China (2008–2012)

Special Class for the Gifted Young (少年班)

B.Sc. in Chemistry

Contact e-mail: xcy@stanford.edu