- BS in Chemistry, Beijing Normal University
- MS in Organic Chemistry, Beijing Normal University
- PhD in Chemistry, University of New Mexico
Hao was born and grew up in China. He received his Bachelor's degree from Beijing Normal University in 2008, majoring in chemistry. After obtaining his Master's degree (organic chemistry) from the same university in 2011, he worked in Pharmaron as a chemist. He got his PhD from UNM before starting his postdoc position at CWRU.