Xinzheng Yang (1978), studied Solid State Physics and Molecular Spectroscopy at Nankai University, where he obtained his B.S. degree in 1999 and Ph.D. degree in 2004. From 2004 to 2010, he performed postdoctoral research in Professor James E. Boggs’s group at the University of Texas Austin and Professor Michael B. Hall’s group at Texas A&M University. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of academic staff at the College of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley. In June 2013, he joined Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a full professor with the support of the “100-Talent Program” of CAS. The research in his group lies in the field of theoretical organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis with an emphasis in elucidating catalytic reaction mechanisms and computational design of non-noble metal catalysts. His scientific work has been published in more than 70 original research papers.