You are originally from China – how’s life in Switzerland?

I joined Sika in Zurich, Switzerland after completing my Ph.D. in Germany. Besides fast-moving vehicles, a very clean environment, advanced technology and very high living standards, I very much like the multi-cultural, well organized city of Zurich and its friendly, helpful and warm-hearted inhabitants and work colleagues. All this helped me and my family to settle in quickly and integrate in spite of big differences like language, tradition and social conventions.

What fascinates you and what has been your main motivation?

The well-organized management here enables me to work efficiently. I can work not only with colleagues from different countries but also with colleagues from Sika China in my mother tongue Chinese. During my daily work, I can also make full use of my Chinese background and devote myself to the rapid development of the Sika Group in China – a huge booming market.

What does your day-to-day work involve?

In my day-to-day work, I carry out application-oriented bonding technology projects in cooperation with universities, institutes and potential customers by applying Sika’s products and also conduct special impact peel and fatigue tests to evaluate the impact resistance and service life of our adhesives. In previous years, I have also successfully worked on several research projects relating to adhesives and concrete admixtures with Sika China colleagues.

How would you change the world if you could?

In the world we are living in, there are still lots of problems and conflicts to be solved, such as war, hunger, poverty, air pollution and so on. From my point of view, we could solve these problems, change the world and make our world a better place through successful cooperation, better communication and our own personal dedication.