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npj Flexible Electronics is a part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is published by Springer Nature in partnership with Nanjing Tech University.

About Nanjing Tech University

Nanjing Tech University (NJTech), a comprehensive university with engineering as its focus, has a history of more than one hundred years as a cradle of education.

The University has 26 colleges and close to 30,000 students including over-seas students, undergraduates, and master's degree and PhD candidates. It has 5 post-PhD stations, 35 PhD programs, 107 master's degree programs, 19 programs for Master of Engineering, and 80 undergraduate programs. And it has also become a university comprising eight branches of learning, namely, engineering, science, management, economics, liberal arts, law, philosophy, and medicine.

Of the 2,800 employees with the University's faculty and staffs, there are more than 900 full professors and associate professors, including 1 academician of the Chinese Academy of Science, 3 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, 2 outstanding professional technical talents, 2 chair professors of ‘Chang Jiang Scholars Program’ of the Ministry of Education, 7 scientists-in-chief for the "National Key Development Program in Fundamental Research" (973 Program), 7 chair professors of the "Thousand Talents Plan", 1 member of the expert committee for 863 Program, 7 winners of National Outstanding Youth Fund and 4 national distinguished teachers.

Nanjing Tech University has a strong contingent engaging in scientific research. In recent years, the University has undertaken 5,000 scientific research projects, including those of the 973 Program, the 863 Program, and the State Natural Science Foundation. A great number of its scientific achievements have won more than 100 awards at national, ministerial and provincial levels since the ‘11th Five Years Plan’, including 3 Second National Awards for Scientific Progress and Technological Innovation, and 3 Second National Awards for Technical Innovation.

The Institute of Advanced Materials, located in the Nanjing Tech University, is a research institute for flexible electronics. The institute has 60 faculties, and led by Professor Wei HUNAG, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences  and the president of NJTech. Its interdisciplinary research focus is on materials and phenomena related to flexible optoelectronic devices, such as organic optoelectronic devices, flexible bioelectronic devices, nanomaterials based flexible devices and flexible devices for energy storage and conversion. It encourages the generation of ideas and curiosity–based research.