Dr. Qu graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 with a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation he joined Advanced Micro Devices as Senior Product Development Engineer and was promoted to Member of Technical Staff in 2009. In 2010, he returned to China and founded The Sixth Element (Wuxi) and The Sixth Element (Changzhou). In Oct.2014, the Sixth element issued IPO and stock code is 831190. It became the first public company in China which primary business is graphene. Dr. Qu is also the deputy dean of Jiangnan graphene Research Institute and visiting professor at Changzhou University. In 2013, Dr. Qu was elected to be the chair of the strategic alliance of technological innovation of graphene industry in Jiangsu Province. He has filed 15 graphene related patents of invention and 5 of them had been granted.