Dr.Lessing is the Director of Research and Development at Soft Robotics Inc., a Boston-based startup company, developing revolutionary robotic grippers for use in automated industrial systems. At SRI, he is responsible for the design and development of a fundamentally new class of chemically inspired robotic actuators that form the basis for the companies gripper technology. Dr.Lessing holds a Sc.B. in Chemistry from Brown University, a Ph.D.in Physical Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Prof. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University and the first member of the SRI team.
A strategic investor of IBeeHub. President of Hong Kong Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd. He was the manager of E-city Group at Tsinghua Tongfang and the manager of Beijing Langqing Technology Development Co., Ltd. He has rich experience in incubating companies and has been in the high-tech management for decades. He helped build 10 O2O industrial parks which incubate ecommerce companies. Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd was founded and listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1997. By 2015, the company has gained a total assts exceeding $57 billion and generated an annual income of 30 billion dollars. The company has applied above 2500 patents including more than 1000 foreign patents. It hosts than 300 national technology programs. In addition, it was named as a top 500 chinese Manufacturing companies. It is also ranked as top National High-tech Enterprise.