Min Zhou, Ph.D. Min Zhou, Ph.D. Managing Partner

Min Zhou, Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Min Zhou, Ph.D.
Min has diverse experience in technology development, business development and venture capital.

Min spent 17 years in the US before founding China Materialia LLC in 2010. Prior to China Materialia, Min was with Silicon Valley Bank Capital, where she was responsible for identifying and evaluating venture capital and private equity fund investments, with a focus on the China market. Prior to SVB Capital, Min was a principal at Unilever Technology Ventures (UTV) where she led investments in companies in the fields of cleantech, semiconductor, medical device, drug development and health and wellness.

Prior to UTV, Min worked as a senior scientist in the Materials Science division and a business development associate at the Technology Commercialization division at Rockwell Scientific, a high-tech enterprise.

Min earned a doctorate in materials science and engineering (with distinction) from University of Southern California, a MBA (with distinction) from Anderson Business School of the University of California at Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in materials science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Min is on the board of Prismlab, Global Power Technology Co. Ltd, Xingtera, Camray, Thingple.

Min can be reached at min@chinamaterialia.com

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Jian Qiao, Ph.D. Jian Qiao, Ph.D. Associate

Jian Qiao, Ph.D.

Associate

Jian Qiao, Ph.D.
Jian is responsible for scouting new technologies and investment deals in new materials and advanced manufacturing for British American Tobacco.

Jian worked five years in FMCG industry before join China Materialia. He was responsible for technology scouting and open innovation for famous cosmetics companies in China and Asian Pacific region. Jian has deep understanding on fine chemicals and silicones, and is familiar with consumer insights.

Jian obtained his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore, his bachelor degree from Tsinghua University, both in Chemical Engineering.

Jian can be reached at Jian@chinamaterialia.com.

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Patrick Berbon, Ph.D. Patrick Berbon, Ph.D. Managing Partner

Patrick Berbon, Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Patrick Berbon, Ph.D.
Patrick has an extensive background in metallurgy, aerospace, power and cleantech industries.

Before co-founding China Materialia, Patrick was a Senior Consultant at Performance Improvement, a risk analysis and management company specialized in power industries. Patrick is an experienced entrepreneur in the advanced materials space. His prior start-up focuses on advanced nanograin aluminum alloys and its applications, the company was successfully listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange.

Before his entrepreneurial ventures, Patrick was a Senior Scientist in Materials Science Division at Rockwell Scientific Inc. Patrick specializes in advanced materials and clean technologies, including renewable electricity generation, biofuels for transportation, green building, clean water, clean air, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, recyclable materials, sustainable foresting and agriculture, and energy efficiency.

Patrick obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, his M.S. from Tsinghua University (China) and M.S./B.S. from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), all in Materials Sciences.

Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of CTT, Camray, Octadem and Zipline Medical.

Patrick can be reached at patrick@chinamaterialia.com

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Vincent Chen Vincent Chen Associate

Vincent Chen

Associate

Vincent Chen
Vincent is responsible for investigating and evaluating investment opportunities in intelligent manufacturing, new material and new energy fields.

Vincent was in charge of investing and financing high-tec companies in advanced manufacturing and medical industry in Zhongtong capital. Prior to this, he worked as project manager in IMI plc and was responsible for implementing quality management system and new product development projects in industrial automation, commercial vehicles and medical device fields within Asia-Pacific region.

Vincent obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from France National Superior Technology and Mine School, a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University. 

Vincent can be reached at vincent@chinamaterialia.com

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Michelle Hua Michelle Hua Partner

Michelle Hua

Partner

Michelle Hua
Michelle has extensive experience in private equity investment and strategy consulting.

Prior to joining China Materialia, Ms. Hua served as Director with Co-bridge Capital, where she led investments in companies in the fields of clean-tech, advanced material and IT service. Before that, Ms. Hua was a strategy consultant with Monitor Group and PRTM, where she advised clients on M&A, market entry, and operations strategy.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Hua worked in Dell Computer and Nortel where she was involved in product development, strategic planning and operations management.

Michelle earned a MBA from University of Michigan Business School, a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland, dual Bachelor degree in Material Science and Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China.

Michelle Hua can be reached at michelle@chinamaterialia.com

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Opal Wang Opal Wang Finance VP

Opal Wang

Finance VP

Opal Wang
Ms Opal Qang has rich experience in financial internal control, project review, financial due diligence and post-investment financial management. Before joining China Materialia, Opal was the finance internal control manager, accounting and tax manager at DBS bank. Before that, Opal had more than 9 years of experience in auditing at domestic large firms, and 14 years of corporate financial management experience at companies.

Opal graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and holds qualification certificate for certified public accountants. 

Opal Wang can be reached at opal@chinamaterialia.com

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