Yi Long is a Fellow of the royal Royal Society of Chemistry and currently serving as scientific editor for Materials Horizons. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK with full Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS), United Kingdom Cambridge Trust, Graduate Scholarship of Selwyn College. Her research focuses on nanostructured functional materials for different applications. She has successfully implemented technology transfer from lab to industry for hard-disk company in her early career. Her recent research is to develop various smart materials by manipulation of the structure in the nanoscales to achieve the unusual properties. She is the recipient of TechConnect Innovation Award 2016 Washington, GreenAwards Top 3 London and Falling Walls Winner in Engineering and Technology Berlin in 2022.