Dr. Chuan Xia is a Professor of Materials and Energy at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). He obtained his Ph.D. at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2018 followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard university and Rice university. In 2020 he joined UESTC, where he initiated an active research group focusing on developing methods for controlling the architecture of molecules and materials, understanding their fundamental properties, and utilizing such structures to develop novel catalysts. He is the author of 60+ refereed journal articles, and has 4 issued China/USA patents. In the recent five years, as the first author/corresponding author, he has published more than 20 papers in prestigious journals such as Science, Nat. Nanotechnol., Nat. Energy, Nat. Catal., Nat. Chem. He has won the KAUST outstanding Ph.D. student award, J. Evans Attwell-Welch postdoctoral fellowship, best applied paper award of AIChE.