August 1999 - December 2005, Clemson University, USA, PhD, Polymer Physics. September 1996 - July 1999, Wuhan University (China), M.S. Organic Chemistry
September 1992 - July 1996, Zhengzhou University (China), B.S. Polymer Science
September 2012-present, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Associate Professor
April 2009-April 2012, Sandia National Laboratories, Joint BioEnergy Institute, Postdoctoral Researcher
January 2006-April 2009, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Postdoctoral Researcher,
Selective conversion of lignocellulosic biomass; **all angle neutron scattering
Honors and awards:
1. Multiscale investigation on the mechani** of biomass pretreatment, National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1432109, 2015.1-2017.12).
2. Small angle neutron scattering study of lignin nanoparticles preparation, National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1932168, 2020.1-2022.12).
 Gang Cheng*, Xin Zhang, Blake Simmons and Seema Singh*, Theory, practice and prospects of x-ray and neutron scattering for lignocellulosic biomass characterization: towards understanding biomass pretreatment, Energy and Environmental Science, 2015, 8,436-455
 Wenwen Zhao, Blake Simmons, Seema Singh, Arthur Ragauskas* and Gang Cheng*, From Lignin Association to Nano-/Micro-particle Preparation: Extracting Higher Value of Lignin, Green Chemistry, 2016,18,5693.