I am originally from Tianjin, China. I received my undergraduate training at University of Alberta and I chose to continue studying at U of A for my PhD degree because I had an enjoyable time during my undergraduate studies. My research interests are focused on electrolyte and cathode components for Li and Na-ion batteries, and synthesis inorganic material using solid-state synthesis methods which is why I am currently studying in Prof. Mar’s group. Now that I am living in Edmonton, Canada my hobby has shifted from watching NBA to NHL so I am now an Oilers fan. Go Oilers! .