Yaqian Lan is a professor and Ph. D supervisor in the School of Chemistry and Materials Science. In 2017, he was selected as a Chang Jiang Young Scholar by the Ministry of Education of China. Professor Lan has dedicated himself to studying the application of polyacid composite in the field of energy, and he has become a young scientist with a high reputation in the field of inorganic chemistry in China. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Scientific Reports which belongs to Nature Publishing Group and a Distinguished Professor of Jiangsu Province. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, Jiangsu Provincial Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Leading Talents of Jiangsu Provincial Mass Entrepreneurship and Innovation Teams, Jilin Provincial Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, the third prize of Jilin Provincial Nature Science Award (ranking 1st), the second prize of Heilongjiang Provincial Scientific and Technological Achievements Award (ranking 2nd) and other honors. Since he started teaching in Nanjing Normal University, he has published more than 80 academic papers in journals including Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Adv. Mater., Chem. Soc. Rev. as the corresponding author, 20 of which got over 9.0 Impact Factor (IF). His papers have been cited more than 7500 times, 14 of which are highly cited papers according to Essential Science Indicators with his individual H-index a 48.