Board of Directors

Zhonghua Ci

Zhonghua Ci

Chairman of the Board

Sandy TsuiPing Cheng

Sandy TsuiPing Cheng

Board Member

Xudong Fan

Xudong Fan

Professor, Board Member

Xiaofeng Peng

Xiaofeng Peng

Professor, Board Member



Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 2008
Doctor of Philosophy, Accounting
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 2002
Master of Science, Professional Accounting
Kent State University, Kent, Ohio 1996
Master of Science, Accounting
Nankai University, Tianjin Tianjin, China 1987
Master of Science, Applied Mathematics


Financial Accounting
Managerial Accounting
International Accounting



1. Xiaofeng Peng, Shuo Tian, and Yue Qi, (2017). “China’s B-share Discounts and Investment Strategies,” International Journal of Management Theory and Practice, (18), 89-112.
2. Songsheng Chen, Mohamed Elbashir, Xiaofeng Peng, and David Zhu, (2016). “The Effect of ERP Systems Competences on Business Process and Organizational Performance,” International Journal of Management Theory and Practice, (17), 5-35.
3. Pervaiz Alam, Zhefeng Liu, Xiaofeng Peng, and Yue Qi, (2015). “Legal Origin, Investor Perception, and Pricing of Accruals for Cross-listed Firms,” Advances in Quantitative Analysis of Finance and Accounting, 13, 253-283.
4. Perviaz Alam, Min Liu, Zhefeng Liu, and Xiaofeng Peng, (2015). “Stock Options, Idiosyncratic Return Volatility, and Earnings Quality,” Review of Pacific Basin Financial Markets and Policies, 18 (2).

Honors and Awards

Summer Research Grant, The University of Toledo College of Business & Innovation, Summer, 2015, 2016, 2017
Kohler International Travel Award, The University of Toledo, 2015 to 2016


Xudong (Sherman) Fan, Ph.D. (Curriculum Vitae)

Prof. Fan’s research focuses on using various micro/nano photonic devices, such as high quality optical resonators, photonic crystals, optical fibers, and nanoparticles, for sensitive detection of biological markers in body fluids (like blood, saliva, or breath) and in exhaled breath that indicate the occurrence of various diseases such as cancers. These devices can also be field-deployed to rapidly identify biological or chemical threats, and to monitor the chemical levels that reflect the environmental changes. Professor Fan is also interested in bio-inspired photonic devices, where biological processes such as enzymatic cleavage and DNA hybridization are employed to control and manipulate light. In addition, Professor Fan is working on translating lab research into commercial products that can benefit the whole society.

Biomedical Engineering Department
College of Engineering and School of Medicine
Director of NIH Microfluidics in Biomedical Sciences Training Program
Thrust Leader of Center for Wireless Integrated MicroSensing and Systems
Associate Director of Michigan Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care
Fellow of Optical Society of America
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of SPIE
Editorial Board of Lab on a Chip
International Advisory Board of Advanced Materials Technologies

Ph.D. (2000)
Oregon Center for Optics
Physics Department
University of Oregon

M.S. (1994)
Peking University, China

B.S. (1991)
Peking University, China

Selected Honors and Awards:
College of Engineering Rexford E. Hall Innovation Excellence Award (2018)
College of Engineering Monroe-Brown Foundation Research Excellence Award (2017)
Fellow of SPIE (2017)
Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (2016)
ChangJiang Scholar Chair Professorship (2015)
Early promotion to Professor (2014)
Departmental Award for Outstanding Accomplishment (2014)
Fellow of Optical Society of America (2014)
Third Place” in “The Most Popular Stories of 2012” by Biophotonics (2013)
1st Prize of “Sensors Best Paper Award 2012” (2012)
NSF-China – Outstanding Overseas Chinese Young Scholar (2011)
Early tenure and promotion (2009)
MU Sigma Xi Excellence in Graduate Research Mentoring Award (2009)
IEEE Sensors Journal Best Paper Award (2008)
Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award Phase II (2008)
NSF – CAREER Award (2008)
Wallace H. Coulter Early Career Award Phase I (2006)
3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 3M Foundation (2004, 2005, 2006)
America Chemical Society Petroleum Research Award for Junior Faculty (2006)
Circle of Technical Excellence, 3M Corporation (2004)
3M DISCOVERY Research Grant Award, 3M Corporation (2003)
Circle of Technical Excellence, 3M Corporation (2002)
3M GENESIS Research Grant Award, 3M Corporation (2001)


NIH National Institute of Health
Management Analyst, Management Policies, Programs and Initiatives Branch – MPPIB


“Mr. Ci”
Board of Directors for WHSO
Founder & CEO of Dejia Harmony
Proprietary owner of Lansdowne Resort and Spa

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