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Professor Li-Ming ZHNAG is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University (China). In June of 1994, he received his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Professor Shuquan REN in chemical engineering from Southwest Petroleum University (China). He transferred to polymer chemistry and physics when he entered the Polymer Science Institute of Sun Yat-sen University as a postdoctoral fellow (Mentor: Professor Zhuomei LI ) from July of 1994 to June of 1996. He joined the faculty of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University as a lecturer in July of 1996, and was then promoted to an associate professor in November of 1996 as well as a full professor in June of 2002. From January of 2001 to July of 2002, he worked as a research support specialist in the Department of Chemistry at Stony Brook University and at Brookhaven National Laboratory (X27C) (Mentors: Distinguished Professor Benjamin CHU and Distinguished Professor Benjamin S. HSIAO` s groups, USA). From May of 2011 to May of 2012, he worked as a visiting professor in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford University (Mentor: Marguerite Blake Wilbur Professor Richard N. ZARE` s group, USA).

The research interests of Professor Li-Ming ZHNAG encompass polysaccharides, biopolymers, biomaterials, hydrogels, nanoparticles and functional nanocomposites. Current areas of focus include the chemical and physical modification, structure-property relationship, functionalization and effective utilization of natural polymers. He has been in charge of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Foundation for University Key Teacher by the Ministry of Education, the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province in China, the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province in China, the Doctoral Research Program of Education Ministry in China, the Scientific Research Foundation for the Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars and so on. He joined the editorial board of some professional journals.

Professor Li-Ming ZHNAG has published over 350 refereed scientific papers (including over 210 refereed scientific papers in SCI journals), over 150 scientific conferences, as well as 4 international book chapters. He also has over 80 issued and pending China Patents (including 64 issued China Patents). To date, he has educated 24 Ph.D. students, 34 M.S. students, 7 postdoctoral associates  and a visiting scholar.