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Visiting scholar lands prestigious position in China

hongboHongbo Gu, a previous visiting scholar at Lamar from Harbin Institute of Technology in China, accepted a job as an assistant professor at Tongji University in China, which is one of the leading universities in China.

“Owing to the supervision of Dr. Guo and the achievements obtained during my stay at Lamar, I got this position,” said Gu. “I am thankful for the support I have received from Lamar, and I appreciate the help received from Dr. Guo and Dr. Wei. They are great mentors in my life.”

A native of China, Gu obtained her bachelor’s degree with a major in Polymer Science and Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China in 2008.

Gu went on to obtain her Ph.D. degree from HIT as a joint student with the support of the China Scholarship Council program for two years. Gu came to Lamar as a visiting scholar where she worked with associate professor John Zhanhu Guo in the Integrated Composites Laboratory and was co-advised by Suying Wei from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

“While at Lamar, I obtained a lot of achievements,” said Gu. “As an author and co-author, I have published almost 40 peer-reviewed papers in my chosen areas of research. I have participated in four international conferences and given oral and poster presentations.”

In addition, Gu has earned the prestigious Student Participation Fellowship from the 2012 National Science Foundation Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation (CMMI). According to Hongbo, being a visiting scholar at Lamar has taught her how to conduct research and has been a great experience in her life.