Cong grew up on Pingtan Island located in the eastern coastal area in Fujian Province, China. He received his B.S. in Physics from NJU (Nanjing University, China) in 2010. In his undergraduate study, he conducted research on multiferroic materials and metamaterials. Cong joined the KM group in May, 2011 and is working on photoemission experiments. In his free time he enjoys swimming and hiking.