Ruyan grew up in Shandong, China. She received her Ph.D. degree under the supervision of Prof. Jun Liu in December 2019, at Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Her Ph.D. thesis focused on the development of efficient n-type polymers using boron-nitrogen coordination bonds. Her previous research highlights include an Angewandte Chemie Hot/Most Cited Paper. She joined the Seferos group as a Postdoctoral Fellow in January 2020. Now she is very interested in main group chemistry and the controlled synthesis of functional polymers. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, jogging, hiking, watching TV shows, and cooking with friends.