Sip and Learn: TAPPI Nano Student Committee May Coffee Break

Hear Career Insights from Two Established Pros at This One Hour Webinar   


Join us for this live, interactive one-hour webinar and hear about the interesting career path of two experienced Nano professionals.


Nanotechnology Student Committee May Coffee Break

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:30pm (ET)


Dr. Wu will discuss his advancements in the field of sustainability research and will share a summary of his research. Dr. Qi will give an overview of his achievements and share insight on his work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Meet the Speakers


Dr. Shaojun Qi 

Senior Materials Engineer at YASA Ltd.

Shaojun obtained his PhD in 2017 from the University of Birmingham where he studied metallurgy and materials. He successfully defended his thesis on graphene-based multi-functional coatings. He was then Research Fellow at the same university working on two European projects advancing surface technologies for carbon fibres and plastic injection molding, respectively before dedicating to a fast-paced research project amid COVID-19 when he and his colleagues developed a new anti-viral coating based on sustainable cellulose materials ending up with two patents alongside with several journal publications. Having switched his lane from academia to industry, Shaojun is currently Senior Materials Engineer supporting the business’s innovations towards next generation e-motors at YASA Ltd., a subsidiary of Mercedes.


Dr. Adam (Jie) Wu Diego 

Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Wu holds a bachelor’s degree (Bachelor of Science, 2015), a master’s degree (Master of Engineering Leadership, 2017), and a Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy, 2021), all obtained from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Together with Prof. Jack Saddler, Wu co-developed the undergraduate course BEST 303 (Applied Biotechnology for Bioproducts) and acted as the course instructor from 2023-2024. Wu’s research interest includes repurposing the mechanical pulping technique into a pretreatment/front-end for cellulosic ethanol production, as well as using chemo-enzymatic approaches to produce bio-based materials such as micro/nano-fibrillated cellulose and mechanical pulp fines-derived byproducts.


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