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Three PKUers recognized as MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific

NOV . 16 2021
Peking University, November 16, 2021: Three PKUers, Ju Lining, Han Mengdi and Chen Ji have been recognized in MIT Technology Review’s list of Innovators under 35: Asia Pacific at the Meet 35 Summit held in Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City on Oct. 28.

Ju Lining is a lecturer at the University of Sydney. He graduated from the College of Engineering at Peking University in 2008 and obtained his doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He is committed to solving cardiovascular biomechanical problems at the single-molecule level by using mechanical knowledge and engineering technology. His team developed a Double-edge Smart Feedback control system as an ultra-stable platform to characterize ultra-long bond lifetimes of receptor-ligand binding on living cells. This ultra-stable BFP potentially provides a compelling kinetic platform to direct the screening, optimization, and clinical selection of therapeutic antibodies in the future.

Han Mengdi is a researcher and assistant professor from the department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Future Technology, Peking University. He obtained his doctorate from the PKU School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science in 2017. He then engaged in postdoctoral research at the Querrey Simpson Institute for Bioelectronics, Northwestern from 2017 to 2020. His work addresses the mismatching problem between electronic devices and biological tissue interfaces. He and his team invented a series of 3D soft electronic devices for long-time, real time and continuous health monitor, promoting the digitization of biomedicine and forming a theoretical integration between Information Technology and Biotechnology.

Chen Ji is a researcher and assistant professor from the Institute of Condensed Matter and Material Physics, School of Physics, Peking University. He obtained his doctorate from the PKU School of Physics in 2014 and did his postdoctoral research at University College London and Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. Chen is committed to developing cutting-edge full quantum computing simulation methods, providing theoretical perspectives for basic and interdisciplinary problems in physics, chemistry, biology, energy and environmental sciences. His team and research partners have revealed the hydration structure and kinetics of ammonium ions in water based on quantum principles, providing significant theoretical guidance for the design and creation of NH4+ filtering nanofilms and paves the way for water purification and global water supply.

Written by: Chen Chuyun
Edited by: June Tan Rui Min
Source: PKU Alumni (