Dr. Chung Ping Lai, CEO
Dr. Chung Ping Lai received his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Ceramics Science and Engineering of Rutgers University in 1992. After receiving his Ph.D., Dr. Chung Ping Lai held various research jobs at the Industrial Research Technology Institute in Taiwan. While at ITRI he was awarded 12 patents in nanomechanics, ceramic composite materials and plasma devices. He has worked as senior global management in many globally-renowned vacuum equipment companies such as Unaxis (currently Oerlikon), Applied Films (currently Applied Materials) and Veeco (Nasdaq: VECO).
During these tenures, Dr. Lai secured more than $1.5 billion USD in revenue across the display, LED, data storage and semiconductor industries.
He has helped establish start-up companies such as Silecs, a materials company in the microelectronics industry, and started SunMark, a capacitive battery company. More recently, Dr. Lai joined GS Investment in 2010 and became CEO of Bluestone Global Tech in Nov. 2012.
Ruru Lu, VP of Administration
Ruru Lu received her M.S.B.A. degree from Ming Chuan University in 2000. After earning her M.S. Degree, she has served as Senior Project Manager in various consumer electronics companies leading to substantial growth of products including hard drives, Bluetooth, GPS and RF communications. Her success in project management led to her recruitment as AVP in the Display of Applied Film division of Applied Films Corp. (Nasdaq: AFCO). After the AFCO and Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) merge, Ms. Lu managed the R&D, Sales and Operation teams. She also has Regional VP experience in various start-up companies. She joined GS Investment in 2011 and in 2012, became VP of Administration at Bluestone Global Tech.
Dr. Yu-Ming Lin, VP of Technology
Dr. Yu-Ming Lin is a co-founder of Bluestone Global Tech and currently serves as the VP of Technology. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2000 and 2003, respectively.
In 2003, Dr. Lin joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, where he was a Research Staff Member in the Physical Science department. His research at IBM focused on the exploration and application of novel nanoscale electronic devices. His seminal graphene research has been cited nearly 7800 times and include the pivotal “100-Ghz transistors from wafer scale epitaxial graphene” (Science, 2010), “Wafer-scale graphene integrated circuits” (Science, 2011) and “Graphene nano-ribbon electronics” (Physica E, 2007).
In 2012, he became co-founder and VP of Technology of Bluestone Global Tech.
Dr. Xuesong Li, VP of Advanced Materials
Dr. Xuesong Li received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China, in 2000 and 2003 respectively. In 2007 he was conferred a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His Ph.D. research focused on the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes.
He pursued postdoctoral research at The University of Texas at Austin in 2007 and then joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center in 2010 continuing to focus on the synthesis and applications of graphene. Dr. Li was the first author of “Large-area synthesis of high-quality and uniform graphene films on copper foils” (Science, 2009), which was chosen as one of the runners-up for Breakthrough of the Year 2009 by Science and was cited by Scientific Background on the Nobel Prize in Physics 2010. His technique is commonly used for graphene production and has enabled many advances in the field of graphene science and technology.
In 2012, Dr. Li co-founded Bluestone Global Tech where he currently serves as VP of Advanced Materials.