Bachelor of Science, Shanghai University, 1982. Master of Science, Beijing University of Science and Technology, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Technology University Denmark, Copenhagen, 1989.
Research assistant Beijing University of Science and Technology, 1982-1984, Technology University Denmark, Copenhagen, 1986-1989. Engineer Shanghai Materials Research Center, 1984-1985. Postdoctoral research fellow Technology University Delft, The Netherlands, 1989-1995.
Researcher Hoogovens Research and Development, IJmuiden, The Netherlands, 1995—2000. Principal scientist Corus Rural Delivery&T, since 2000.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Married Naijin Fei, April 4, 1959. Children: Ellis, Lisa.