Yanhui Chu is currently a professor in School of Materials Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China.
He received his B.S. degree in materials physics at University of Jinan in China in 2009, followed by his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in materials science at Northwestern Polytechnical University in China in 2011 and 2016, respectively. During the period of PhD study, he was as a visiting scholar in John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University from Jan, 2014 to Sep, 2015. After completion of his Ph.D, he joined the School of Materials Science and Engineering at South China University of Technology in 2016 as an associate professor and then was promoted to full professor in 2019. He holds 17 patents and has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers in high-ranking journals, including Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, and Journal of the American Ceramic Society, etc. which have been cited more than 1900 times with an h-index of 28. He has received some scientific awards, including the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Chinese Materials Research Society in 2017, the Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Chinese Society for Composite Materials in 2017, IFAM Young Scientist Award in 2018 and 2020, and the Natural Science Award from Ministry of Education of China in 2020.
His current research interest mainly focuses on the design, modeling and fabrication of high-entropy non-oxide ceramics and their related nanomaterials.