Qing Qu was born in Anhui province in China and spent his formative years there. He received his B.S. degree from Anhui Normal University, Wuhu, China, in 1994. He took a postgraduate admission examination and was admitted into Yunnan University, a national key university of China. He majored in physical chemistry there from 1994 to 1997 and graduated with an M.S. degree in 1997. He then gained a teaching assistant place for physical chemistry there and was promoted to a lecturer in 1999. Moreover, he studied in place at the Institute of Metals, Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1999 to 2002 and stayed there on undertaking research in atmospheric corrosion of metals. He graduated with a Ph.D. degree in 2002, and later that year, he became an Associated Professor of chemistry at Yunnan University and then was promoted to a Professor of chemistry in Yunnan University in 2007. In 2008-2009, he pursued his research on the corrosion of light alloy in the University of Manchester of the United Kingdom as a Visiting Scholar under the state scholarship of China. Currently, he is a Professor of chemistry at Yunnan University. His research interests are quite varied and cover corrosion inhibition using novel organic inhibitors; microbiological corrosion including natural and oral environments; corrosion and protection of light alloys; relationship between local and bulk physical properties of coatings, chemistry of the coating-substrate interface and interphase regions, barrier properties, and meaningful degradation of protective coatings; and surface science: surface functionalization and surface chemistry for adhesion, local chemical and physical properties, and structure of organic protective coatings.
Biography Updated on 5 December 2011