Dongfang Yang received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Guelph (Ontario) in 1995. He joined the National Research Council of Canada in London, Ontario, in 2001 and is now a senior research officer. His current research interests include: laser materials processing; pulsed laser, sputtering and e-beam deposition of thin films; new materials development for energy storage devices; chemical and optical sensor development; and electrochemical studies of organic adsorption and self-assembly monolayers. He is an editor/member of the editorial board for over eleven scientific journals and was listed among the top 2% of most-cited scientists in 2020, according to a recent Stanford study. He received the IAAM Scientist Award and Medal in 2021 and was named a Vebleo Fellow in 2022.