Ciqun Xu was born and raised in Shandong, China. He received his B.E. in Shandong University of Science and Technology in 2017 before securing an M.E. at Shandong University in 2020. During his M.E. degree, his researches focused on the dielectric properties of composite materials. He was awarded a Chinese Scholarship Council – University of Bristol joint scholarship in 2020. Subsequently, he joined the groups of Prof. Jonathan Rossiter and Prof. Charl FJ Faul at the University of Bristol as a Ph.D. student. His research interests include smart materials and soft robotics.
In his free time, he enjoys hitting the gym, cycling, and watching movies.