Chunyi Zhi is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. Before his academic appointment at CityU, he was a permanent Researcher and MANA Scientist at World Premier International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He got his Ph.D. degree in physics in 2004 from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China. After graduation, he started working as a Postdoctoral Researcher at NIMS, and then an ICYS Research Fellow at International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS), NIMS. He achieved gram level growth of BN nanotubes and initiated the studies on functionalization and polymeric composites of them successfully. His current research interests include development of highly thermoconductive insulating polymeric composites and applications of BN nanomaterials.
Biography Updated on 19 December 2012