Rongchun Zhang received his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Nankai University in 2014. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from 2014 to 2016, and at State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology at Nankai University from 2016 to 2018. In the summer of 2018, he joined the South China Advanced Institute for Soft Matter Science and Technology (AISMST) in the South China University of Technology, China, as an associate professor, continuing his research on the development of solid-state NMR methodologies and NMR applications in elucidating the structures, dynamics, and structure–function–property relationship of polymers, nanomaterials, proteins, and so on.
Toshikazu Miyoshi obtained his PhD in Chemistry (1997) at Kyoto University, Japan. After postdoctoral work at the Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany, he joined the National Institute of Advanced Technology and Industrial Science (AIST), Japan, in 2000. He joined the department of polymer science at the University of Akron as an associate professor in 2010 and was promoted to professor in 2018. His research interests include development of solid-state NMR techniques and their applications to local packing, conformation, and chain trajectory, and molecular dynamics of semicrystalline, glassy polymers, self-assembly, and biomaterials.
Pingchuan Sun is a professor of chemistry at the College of Chemistry in Nankai University, China. He received his PhD at Nankai University in 1994 in the field of condensed matter physics. He has been a faculty member at Nankai University since 1994. His research focuses on the application of solid-state NMR to study the structure–property relationship of polymer and biopolymer materials, particularly the microdomain structure, chain dynamics, and interface of polymer blends and nanocomposites.