YuanQiao Rao is a research leader at the Core R&D Labs of the Dow Chemical Company. She has worked extensively on the structure-processing-property of polymer based materials, in particular organic-inorganic hybrid materials. She is a NAE FOE member. She has served as guest advisor for the Technical Advisory Committee of ITRI (Taiwan) and invited reviewer for CERG (Competitive Earmarked Research Grant) proposals (HongKong). She holds over 20 granted US patents and over 30 journal articles.