Dr. Chen Qian is an Assistant Professor at Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University, where he has been since July 2022. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2014. He received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018. After brief stints as a postdoctoral fellow at NUS, he worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from June 2019 to June 2022, eventually as a research scientist. His research interests include low-temperature desalination, wastewater treatment solar energy utilization, and sustainable cooling systems. Chen Qian has made over 40 scholarly contributions, including nearly 30 peer-reviewed research papers. He is serving as Guest Editor for topical collections related to energy- water-environment nexus.