Rui Yao was born in Anhui, China. He is a third year PhD student of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) under the supervision of Prof. Zhengjun Yao. As a NUAA sponsored visiting student, he joins the Faul research group working on the design, self-assembly and application of electroactive aniline-based porous materials for device applications.
In his spare time, Rui enjoys walking and cycling. He is also a talented artist, and enjoys singing and playing guitar.