Nanocomposites Research in Tongji University: Introduction of Prof. Hongbo Gu

Henry A. Colorado 1, Email

Qiang Gao 2, Email

Subramania Angaiah 3, Email

Zhe Wang 4, Email 

Na Lu 5, Email

Ying Li 6, Email 

Jong Eun Ryu 7, Email

Brian J. Edwards 8, Email

David P. Young 9, Email

1 CCComposites Laboratory, Universidad de Antioquia (UdeA), Calle 70 No. 52-21, Medellin, Colombia

2 Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Stiftstrasse 34-36, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany

3 Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Pondicherry University, Puducherry 605 014, India

4 Chemistry Department, Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, USA

5 Lyles School of Civil Engineering, School of Materials Engineering, Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, 47906, USA

6 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA

7 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

8 Materials Research and Innovation Laboratory (MRAIL), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA

9 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA


As one of the top 10 universities in China, Tongji University is the leading research institution in the area of nanocomposites. Dr. Hongbo Gu, an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at Tongji University, is leading the nanocomposites and electronic devices research in the university. Dr. Gu received her Bachelor’s (2008) and Ph.D. degree (2014) in Chemical Engineering and Technology at the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. During her graduate study, she worked as a joint Chemical Engineering Ph.D. student at Lamar University, TX, USA, while being sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC). Dr. Gu joined Tongji University in 2014 as an assistant professor and was tenured in 2018. Dr. Gu has worked for more than ten years in the design and development of multifunctional advanced polymer nanocomposites, especially in the area of magnetic and conductive materials for use in electronic devices and for environmental remediation.

Nanocomposites Research in Tongji University: Introduction of Prof. Hongbo Gu