A materials scientist and engineer, Bin Shan is the vice dean in the department of materials science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His research interest spans rational design of highly efficient heterogeneous catalysts, atomically controlled fabrication of novel nanostructures, and multiscale simulation of materials on the nanoscale. He research closely ties experimental and theoretical studies, and focuses on questions such as: What kind of composite catalysts are stable that can potentially replace platinum? What is the microscopic reaction mechanism on a catalyst surface? How can multi-scale simulation help screen and design catalysts and how such theoretical framework can be extended to other applications like biofuel, fuel cells and energy storage device? He has published more than 40 papers on prestigious journals such as Science, Physical Review Letters, and ACS Nano, and his work has been featured on a variety of media including Stanford Daily, Phys.Org etc. After graduation from Stanford University and worked in industry for five years, Dr. Shan joined Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2010 as a full professor. He is the recipient of New Century Excellent Talents in University, One Hundred Talents of Hubei Province, and Outstanding Young Researcher of Hubei Province. In his spare time, Dr. Shan maintains the website for Chinese Quantum Chemistry Community with over 5,000 registered professionals.