Nationality: Chinese
Undergraduate Institution: Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)
Master Institution: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Graduate Institution: École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Email:  h.du1@tue.nl
Office: HEO 4.44

I studied polymer materials and engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT, China) for the bachelor. Then I moved to EPFL to pursue my master and PhD studies. In December 2019, I obtained my PhD degree under the supervision of Prof. Esther Amstad with the thesis entitled “Water: its influence on the formation and crystallization of amorphous calcium carbonate”. After an unexpected delay caused by the COVID-19 and Presidential Proclamation 10043, I started my SNSF Early Post-doc. Mobility Fellowship as a visiting post-doc in the group of Prof. Viola Vogel at ETH Zurich under a remote supervision from Prof. Samuel Stupp at Northwestern University in March 2021. In Semptember 2021, I moved to the group of Prof. Bert Meijer as his joint postdoc with Prof. Stupp, where I currently study the dynamics of peptide amphiphile nanofibers and its influence on the biological function.