2007, Ph. D, Jilin University, China
2000, B. S., Jilin University, China
Professional experience  
2009-now, Associate Professor, Zhejiang University
2007-2009, Research Assistant, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2000-2002, Engineering, Shandong Xiao-Ya Electric Appliances Co., Ltd. 

Select publications
l        C. D. Gu and J. P. Tu, Thermochromic behavior of chloro-nickel(II) complexes in deep eutectic solvents and their application in thermochromic composite films, RSC Advances, DOI:10.1039/C1RA00345C (2011).
l        C. D. Gu and J. P. Tu, One-Step fabrication of nanostructured Ni film with lotus effect from deep eutectic solvent, Langmuir,27,10132 (2011).
l        C, D. Gu and T. Y. Zhang, Electrochemical synthesis of silver polyhedrons and dendritic films with superhydrophobic surfaces, Langmuir,24,12010 (2008).
l        C. D. Gu, J. S. Lian, Q. Jiang and W. T. Zheng, Experimental and modelling investigations on strain rate sensitivity of an electrodeposited 20 nm grain sized Ni. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40,7440 (2007).
l        C. D. Gu, J. S. Lian, J. G. He, Z. H. Jiang and Q. Jiang, High corrosion-resistance nanocrystalline Ni coating on AZ91D magnesium alloy, Surface and Coatings Technology, 200,5413 (2006).
l        C. D. Gu, J. S. Lian, G. Y. Li, L. Y. Niu and Z. H. Jiang, Electroless Ni-P plating on AZ91D magnesium alloy from a sulfate solution, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 391,104 (2005).
Academic Positions
Associate Editor, RSC Advances
Editorial Board, Heliyon
Editorial Board, Frontiers in Materials-Corrosion Research
Research Highlight
1) Coatings technology and surface/interface effects
2) Ionothermal synthesis and interface optimization of nano-materials for energy applications
Research work

His research work focuses on the coatings technology and surface/interface effects, the electrochemical energy storage nanomaterials, and the materials science in deep eutectic solvents.