Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor University of Warwick
Professor Sai Gu is Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (China) at University of Warwick. Prior to his current appointment, he was the Head of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, at the University of Surrey. He obtained a PhD in Material Modelling from the University of Nottingham. He further pursued this material research as Post-doc at the University of Cambridge.
Professor Gu has an international reputation for clean energy and material research. He has a long track-record of coordinating large collaborative projects with international partners and has successfully won over £10 million in grants from EPSRC, EU, Innovate UK and industry.
Professor Gu is an advocate of connected technologies for chemical engineering and has established the Centre for Connected Plants of the Future to bring together multi-disciplinary expertise cross the University of Surrey, exploring the development of technology-driven innovation for chemical industry. The latest success includes leading the EPSRC project “Stepping towards the industrial 6th sense”.
University of Warwick
Fengwei Yang is a computer scientist by training and have since held academic positions in mathematics and chemical engineering departments at the universities of Sussex and Surrey, respectively. His experiences range from numerical algorithm design for large 3D simulations, parallel programming on high-performance computers, general-purpose image processing, teaching and training via VR/AR development to designing patrolling robots for industrial environments.