Prof. Zhen Fang is leader of biomass group, Nanjing Agricultural University. He is the inventor of “fast hydrolysis” process. He is Editor-in-Chief, Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries; Associate Editor, Biotechnology for Biofuels (IF 6.4); Editorial (advisory) board members, Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining -Biofpr (IF 4.4), The Journal of Supercritical Fluids (IF2.99), Energy, Sustainability and Society-a Springer open journal, and Energy and Policy Research (Taylor & Francis). Prof. Fang is specializing in thermal/biochemical conversion of biomass, nanocatalysts synthesis and their applications, pretreatment of biomass for biorefineries. He obtained his PhDs from China Agricultural University (Biological & Agricultural Engineering, Beijing) and McGill University (Materials Engineering, Montreal). He is listed in “Most Cited Chinese Researchers” in energy for 2014, 2015 and 2016 (Elsevier-Scopus).