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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Cong Xu

Graduate student in Materials Science & Engineering Department

B.S. in Physics from Fudan University, Shanghai, China


This quiet guy is trying to control magnetic colloidal particles by electromagnetic field. He doesn’t plan to say any flashy braggadocio on his project until he gets his results neatly explained. So just be patient!

About me

1. It took this poor little guy 5 years to receive his bachelor's degree. That is because he stubbornly took most of the courses from Department of Chemistry, and graduated as a Physics student.

2. He loves Japanese manga and anime so much, that his ultimate life goal is to build his own Gundam or Arm Slave (check Wikipedia if you are not familiar with the latter), and drive it to find the One Piece. (= =)

3. Among many quotes from Steve Jobs, he loves this one most: "That's been one of my mantras — focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains."

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