Dr. Minhua Shao is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Associate Director of the Energy Institute at HKUST. He earned BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Xiamen University, and a PhD degree in materials science and engineering from the SUNY-Stony Brook in 2006. Before he joined HKUST in 2014, he worked at UTC Power and Ford Motor Company. He is an Associate Editor of Journal of The Electrochemical Society (2018-), a founding member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences. He has published over 130 peer-reviewed articles and filed over 30 PCT patent applications (15 issued). He has also received a number of awards, including the Supramaniam Srinivasan Young Investigator Award from the ECS Energy Technology Division (2014).