Short Biographical Sketch

Professional Preparation


Participation in CUSPEA [†]

Admitted toCUSPEA

Fall-Winter, 1981-982

Wuhan University (China)


B. S., 1982

University of Chicago


Ph. D., 1987

University of California at LA


Postdoc, 1987-1989


Ph.D. Project: Renormalization group calculations of hydrodynamic properties of dilute polymer solutions, with Professor Karl Freed

Postdoctoral Project: Theoretical studies of shear effects in micellar solutions, with Professor Bill Gelbart




September 2000–present: Professor, Department of Polymer Science, University of Akron

July 1998-August 2000: Professor, Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

July 1995-June 1998: Associate Professor, Dept. of Macromol. Sci. and Engr., CWRU

October 1989-June 1995: Assistant Professor, Dept. of Macromol. Sci. and Engr., CWRU




Fellow of American Physical Society (1997)



[†] China-US Physics Examination and Application Program that annually selected the top 100 college graduates in Physics from China in the period of 1980-1990 and brought them to the top 60 physics departments in the United States for doctoral studies in Physics.  Nobel laureate in Physics (1957), T. D. Lee created CUSPEA.