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Conference speaker

Yan Lei Yu


Yan Lei Yu

Professor and Dean

EPJ Editor, Fudan University, China

Talk: Photo- and multi-functional liquid crystal polymers via ring-opening metathesis polymerization

Yanlei Yu is Professor and Dean of the Department of Materials Science at Fudan University. She graduated from Anhui University in 1993 and obtained her Master’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. She joined Fudan University in 1996 and was promoted to Full Professor after she gained the Doctoral degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2004.

She obtained Distinguished Young Scholars Award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) (2012), Chang Jiang (Cheung Kong) Scholar Chair Professor (2016), Scientific and Technological Innovation Leading Talents of National "10000 People Plan" (2017), and the first prize of Natural Science Award of Shanghai (2019) etc.. Her research interests focus on the development of photodeformable smart materials and light-controllable interface materials with photosensitive polymers and liquid crystal polymers. Prof. Yu is currently an Editorial Board Member of European Polymer Journal, Chinese Journal of Polymer Science, and Journal of Materials Science & Technology, and an Editorial Advisory Board Member of Advanced Optical Materials, and Langmuir.