Dr. Yan Shao’s academic background covers Chemistry, Physics, and Materials Science & Engineering. Currently, Dr Shao holds a PhD degree (2001) in Materials Science & Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and BS (1998) and MS degrees (2001) in Chemistry, both from Tsinghua University. He also has postdoctoral research experience with Nobel laureate professor Alan J. Heeger in University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Besides technical experience in material preparation, characterization, identification, and various electrical and electrochemical measurement methods, Dr Shao also has extensive project management experiences for developing new materials and material systems in both academic and industrial environment. He has already published 20 peer-reviewed journal papers, 8 Invention Patents, 1 book chapter with 1 editor highlight on Science, and multiple presentations in conferences.