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prize. It is recognized as one of the most distinguished honors in the field of carbon nanotubes research.
Being awarded Thousand Youth Talents of China, she joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) ( as a full professor since the end of 2012 and established the laboratory of “Nanocarbon Group”. The group is funded by The Recruitment Program of Global Experts (, National Natural Science Foundation of China (, Shenzhen City Branch Committee and also supported from CNT industry. The strategy of the group is to downsize the concept of structural design to nano-sized carbon materials so as to improve their macro properties and meet the requirement of the potential applications. Recently, the group has demonstrated the CNT dry adhesive with the highest adhesion strength (~150N/cm2) against almost all kinds of target surfaces by designing their adhesion surfaces to realize the nano-interlocking adhesion mechanism with rough asperities. Also, graphene-based strain sensor with tailor-in-made foam structure were fabricated which exhibited the real-time monitoring of a wide range of human motions from pulse to the bending of knee joint through the recoverable slippage of neighboring graphene sheets under stretching and releasing. The concept of structural design would be extended to non-carbon nano-materials as exemplified by Boron Nitride tube and sheets for the research and development for Extreme Environment Applications. By mimicking the human joint structure, the group architected a super-elastic BN sponge possessing the operational temperature up to 1300ºC in oxygen. She has authored/coauthored more than 30 papers in world-wide prestigious journals including Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, given over 100 presentations at international conference including the keynote/invited talks at MRS, APS, ECS, Carbon, Chinanano. Meanwhile, she is the reviewer of many scientific journals including Nature Communications, Acs Nano, Carbon, Acta Biomaterialia, Surface & Coatings Technology, and elected as the “best reviewer” of Carbon in 2012. She hosted the Nanocarbon Syposium of MRS 2015 fall meeting as the leader organizer and invited to be the chief guest editor of the MRS Advances 2015 fall. She was awarded the Leader of Shenzhen Peacock Team in 2017 to address the mass production of aligned CNTs to the Chinese Market of Li-ion battery. 

the Applied Materials Co.(USA) -Shanghai Government Research & Development Fund Fellowship for “excellent graduate research in semiconductor devices, materials or related fields” , National first class scholarship and Qui shi Graduate Students Scholarship (


  After she obtained Ph.D degrees, she joined Carbon Research Center in National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan ( led by Dr. Sumio Iijima (2008.3), who is widely recognized as the discoverer of carbon nanotube ( During the 4.5 years span from 2008 to 2012, she received the most systematic 

  Ming Xu was born and raised up in Shanghai, China. She received her Bachelor Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (www.sjtu. in 2003, and was selected to be straight to the doctorate study because of her outstanding behavior during her undergraduate period. She was then enrolled in the academic exchanging program with City University of Hong Kong ( from 2006 to 2007 and conducted bulk of her PH. D research work in the Plasma lab of Cityu, HK(

default.htm). Her research activities there mainly focused on carbon and related films using plasma technology and their applications development, which was highlighted by CityU Today in 2007. During her PH.D studies, she authored and 

co-authored about 20 publications in premier  international journals in the fields of materials science, surface engineering physics, and biomaterials (13 first authors), and was awarded 

scientific training as a post-doctoral research scientist under the supervision of Dr. Kenji Hata and Dr. Don Futaba, the founders of “Super-growth CVD”- the milestone technology of single walled carbon nanotube mass production. She worked out a carbon nanotube rubbery material with the working temperature range over 1200 degree C, hundreds of degrees wider than conventional rubbers. The work was published in SCIENCE and attracted world-wide attention, which was highlighted by Science, Nature Chemistry, Nature Asia, and etc., and reported over 50 times by Reuters, ABC News, Discovery News, NHK News, and Yahoo. It is expected to trigger an industrial revolution in space, automobile and works at the extreme environment. She won the 7th Iijima Prize as the youngest recipient since the foundation of  the