2016 CAST-UT Executive committee; 2016 CAST-UT Responsibility

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Dr. Rujie Sun, President

孙儒杰,犹他大学中国学生学者联谊会主席2009。中国科技大学材料科学与工程系2003级本科,犹他大学材料科学与工程系博士学位,研究方向为新能源(太阳能电池)、生物器件以及微电子器件。He served as CAST-UT 2012 President Assistant.

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Mr. Xiaoming Dong, Past-President

Mr. Dong is a Sr. Implementation Engineer at SunGard Data Systems, the largest financial software company in the world. Prior to SunGard, he spent over 15 years as Staff Software Engineer, Tech Lead, Project Manager, Sr. Software Engineer and Firmware Engineer at LANDesk Software Inc., Ovid Inc., SCO Group Inc., Intel Inc., and Enterasys Networks Inc. Mr. Dong’s R&D interests include Multi-tier applications, Web Service, Big Data, routing protocols. vPro and network security. He helped successfully build and push over 6 products to market.

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Mr. Chris Leng, Vice-President

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Mr. Jay Xu, Vice-President, publicity committee chair

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Dr. Zhonghua Zhan, Secretary General

Dr. Zhonghua Zhan is currently working as a Senior Engineer at Reaction Engineering International, a consulting company in Energy and Environment field. He earned his Ph.D. degree from Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Utah in 2015 and Bachelor and Master degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He has over ten peer reviewed publications and serves as a reviewer for several international journals.

 

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Ms. Ying Ma, Treasure/Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Ying Ma graduated from Beijing University of Physical Education. She had her B.S. for sport biochemistry in 1984. She worked in Beijing Institute of Sports Science for 4 years. She came to University of Utah in 1988 and got M.S. degree in Medical Laboratory Science in 1991. She is a Research Associate in Division of Immunology and Molecular Biology, Department of Pathology University of Utah. She had 32 publications in U.S. with 6 were first author. She joined the CAST-Utah in 2002 and became lifetime member in 2012.


Committee for Membership

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Dr. Victor Wang, membership Committee Chair

Dr. Gangqiang (Victor) Wang earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from TsinghuaUniversity, China, in 1996 and served the university as an associate professor till 2000. He worked as a research associate and assistant professor at the University of Arkansas on electronic materials and electronic packaging from 2001 to 2006. He is currently the Director of Device Processing at EmiSense Inc. in Salt Lake City, Utah, a technology leader in the field of emission sensors and emission control systems for truck and automobile engines as well as stationary power systems. Dr. Wang has been a peer reviewer for several journals and the associate editor of Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IMAPS. Dr. Wang is an active CAST-UTAH member contributing to various events and activities organized by the association and the local Chinese communities.

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Dr. Le Wan, membership Committee Advisor

Dr. Le Wan, CAST-USA Vice-President, CAST-UT President 2013, is a Research Scientist at the Consortium for Electromagnetic Modeling and Inversion, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Utah. He is currently principle of the Oriental Chinese School.


Committee for Publicity and Community Outreach

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Mr. Bill Jiang, Publicity Committee Advisor

Mr. Bill Jiang, CAST-USA Vice President, CAST-UT President 2007, received his MS/BS from Chongqing University and MS from University of Utah. He has been an active life time member of CAST-USA and served as Vice President of CAST-USA in 2009, President of CAST Utah Chapter in 2007. He has been actively involved with CAST-UT and CAST-USA, helped and led several CAST teams to work on various collaboration projects both in US and China in the past years. He is founder and President of US New Century Group, Inc., and founder and Vice President of CQU Alumni, USA. Now, he works as a diamond club member broker at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Utah. He has published 1 book, 7 papers and awarded 3 prizes in mining and environmental engineering.

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Ms. Siu-lin Santee graduated from Westminster College in 1984 with Computer Science major. She has worked for the GE Healthcare Interventional X-ary/Surgury division for more than 20 year as a Senior Software Engineer. Her major working area is in designing X-ray Generation and Imaging Processing software for mobile X-ray systems. She’s currently a board member of UOCA and the Chinese Seniors United Association of Utah.

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Mr. Yuhang Liu


Committee for Science & technology

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Dr. Xiao He, Sci & Tech Committee Chair

Dr. Xiao He earned his Ph.D. in Immunology from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1995 and M.D. in medicine from Chongqing Medical College in 1982. Since 2006, he has been working with Department of Pathology, University of Utah as a research assistance professor. His research is sponsored by various grant resources. Dr. He has received numerous honors and rewards such as NIH National Research Service Award. He authored a number of peer-reviewed publications.

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Dr. Xiaoming Sheng, Sci & Tech Committee Advisor

Dr. Xiaoming Sheng, CAST-UT President 2008-2009, CAST-USA President 2012, CAST-USA Chair of BOG 2013, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph. D. in Statistics from University of Alberta. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Utah. He is co-director of the Study Design and Biostatistics Center at University of Utah Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and appointed chair of the University’s Statistics Committee and director of the Master of Statistics program in 2013-2016. He is a lifetime member of the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA and its Utah Chapter. He was elected CAST-USA President in 2012, and CAST-UT President in 2008 and 2009, and has served as the Chairman of Board of Governors in 2013, Chairman of Board of Directors in 2014 for the national Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA.

image003 Dr. Weili Cheng

Dr. Weili Cheng is Of Counsel with the firm of Clayton Howarth & Cannon and also VP, legal of LSK Biopartners. She holds Bachelor of Science(Biological Sciences) and Master of Science (Virology) degrees from Wuhan University, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology degree and J.D. from theUniversity of Utah. She has 15 years of experience in biotechnology research and teaching and has published scientific papers in the fields of virology, molecular genetics, enzymology, microbiology, and molecular evolution. Dr. Cheng’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patenting of inventions in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, and biomedical products. She is admitted in Utah; United States Appeals Court for the Federal Circuit; and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is also a member of American Intellectual Property Law Association; Utah Bar Intellectual Property Section. She is life time member of CAST-UT since 2000.


Committee for Business & trade

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Mr. Gary Pan, Business & Trade Committee Chair

Mr. Gary Pan is a financial advisor with UBS financial Service, Inc. Mr. Pan had extensive experience in investment consulting, business consulting, and international business development. While studying at the Utah State University, he served as the president of the Chinese Student and Scholar Association. After graduating from an MBA program at Utah State University, he worked as an international manager and helped numerous Utah based companies explored business opportunities in Asia Pacific region. Mr. Pan traveled to Asia frequently and had hands on experience conducting international business and market research, negotiating Sino-American joint venture, and establishing international distribution network. Mr. Pan served as principal consultant at PanAsia International, an international business consulting firm in Utah. Mr. Pan also holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of veterinary medicine at Beijing Agricultural University. He is interested in helping the Chinese communities in any way he can.

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Dr. Wei Peng, Business & Trade Committee Advisor

Dr. Wei Peng, CAST-USA Vice President, CAST-UT President 2011, was a physician in China. He currently is a medical director of ICU and Respiratory Care in the Salt Lake Regional Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine. He also received an award from American Association for Bronchology Interventional Pulmonology in 2005. He has involved multiple levels of business and scientific connection between USA and China. He served CAST-UT as 2011 President, and currently serving the CAST-USA as Vice-President.

image013Mr. Yuanzong Fu

Mr. Yuanzong Fu is one of the founder members of CAST-UT. Since 1991, Mr. Fu has been working at the University of Utah and various companies in Utah. He has over 26 academic publications and presentations nationally and internationally and holds two patents. Mr. Fu is one of the finalists of the 3rd “Spring Cup” Creative Venture Competition held in China in August, 2008. Yuanzong is very active in community services.


Committee for Education

Ms. Xuemei An, Education Committee Chair

Ms. Xuemei An is a training and education professional. She has worked in corporate human resource development with companies such as Nokia and News Corporation and in higher ed. such as her current employer, Western Governors University. Although she misses her face to face training days, she enjoys leading online education projects for the school.

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Ms. Hongxia Yang, Education Committee Co-Chair

Ms. Hongxia Yang earned Master of Civil Engineering from Wuhan University of Technology in China. Her working field includes Bridge Monitoring and Structure Design. She worked as a certificated construction engineer. Ms. Yang came to Utah in 2010. After learning the Utah resident building code, she enjoys remodeling house. She has been a member of CAST-UT since 2014. As a temporary board member of CAST-UT in 2015, she is active in community events.

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Ms. Lian Feng

Ms. Lian Feng received her Master’s Degree in Educational Management in China and came to work in Utah from 2009. As a current member of CAST-UT, she is active in community and educational events.

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Dr. Jaimee Yang, Education Committee advisor

Dr. Jaimee Yang, CAST-USA Secretary General 2015, CAST-UT President 2012, graduated from Beijing Tsinghua University with BS and PhD degrees. She currently works at the University of Utah as a research scientist. Her research interests are nanotechnology and nanomaterials and the broad applications in renewable energies and optoelectronic sensors. She has enjoyed being a volunteer to serve the Asian American community and help build up sound friendships among different groups of people.


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Mr. Chongwen Fan came to Utah in 2006 and received his bachelor degree in computer science in 2011. As a current member of both CAST-UT and Chinese Student and Scholar Association, he is active in community and cultural events.