|Rui was born in 1994 in the city of Shenyang, China. |
After completing the first year of elementary school he immigrated with family to Canada, where he completed the remainder of his primary, secondary, and undergraduate education.
Rui enrolled at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec in the fall of 2012 and graduated with a degree in chemistry during the summer of 2016.
Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. degree in chemistry in the research group of Prof. Daniel G. Nocera at Harvard University.