Yunbin He obtained his B.S. degree in physics and his M.S. degree in materials science both from Hubei University, China, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree (supervised by Prof. Bruno K. Meyer) in materials physics from the First Physics Institute of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany, in 2003. From February 2004 to January 2007, he worked with Professor Herbert Over as a Postdoc at the Physical Chemistry Institute of Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany, and later with Dr. Andreas Stierle at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany, on oxidization of nanomaterials. Afterwards, he joined Professor Ulrike Diebold's surface science group at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA, working on oxides surface. Since January 2009, he has been working as a Chutian Scholar Chair Professor at the Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Hubei University, China. His main research areas include surface and interface science, materials physics and chemistry, and nanoscience and nanotechnology. He is particularly specialized in the study of oxide surfaces with surface analysis techniques such as scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). He has also expertise in thin film deposition by various techniques such as sputtering, pulsed laser deposition (PLD), and molecular beam epitaxy (MBE); structural and optical characterizations by X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray reflectometry (XRR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), optical transmission and absorption, and Raman spectroscopy, etc.