Hongmei Tang studied Applied Chemistry (B. Sc.) and Materials and Optoelectronic (M. Sc) at East China Normal University (Shanghai, China) from 2010 to 2017. She got her Master of Science degree on "The optimized synthesis of carbon spheres for the anode of sodium-ion batteries" with Prof. Likun Pan. In November 2018, she joined the group of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti as a PhD student. In Dresden, her research work will focus on carbonaceous composite materials for water cleaning and environmental applications.