Hanshen was born and grew up in Quanzhou, China. He received his bachelor’s degree from Zhengzhou University in 2013. He obtained his Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Xike Gao in Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2018. His doctoral research field is the design, synthesis and application of azulene-based organic optoelectronic materials. Hanshen joined the Swager lab in January 2019 as a postdoctoral fellow. He is now focusing on the synthesis and characterization of conjugated polycyclic aromatic polymers for magneto-optical properties.