Ying Zhou, born in 1981, received his PhD at University of Zurich (UZH) in 2010 under the supervision of Prof. Greta R. Patzke. He then continued his work with a postdoctoral Forschungskredit grant from UZH. He was also awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology with Prof. Jan-Dierk Grunwaldt. He currently holds a professorship at Southwest Petroleum University. He is also a visiting professor at Kyoto University. His research interests in oil, gas utilization and catalytic materials as well as in situ techniques on materials synthesis and action.