Prof. Zhongfang Chen enrolled in the Department of Chemistry at Nankai University in 1990. He received a bachelor's degree in 1994 and obtained a doctorate in 2000. Subsequently, he did post-doctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, the Erlangen-Nürnberg University and the University of Georgia in the United States. From 2006 to 2008, he worked at the University of Georgia and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. In the fall of 2008, he became an Associate Professor of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico in the United States, and later he was appointed as a Professor since 2014. Dr. Chen’s research interests are computational chemistry and computational nanomaterials science, focusing on the close integration and interaction between theory and experimentation. In recent years, he has mainly devoted himself to the theoretical research of graphene and other two-dimensional nanomaterials, nanocatalysts, and applications of nanomaterials in environmental management. He has published more than 240 papers, some of them has been cited more than 12600 times, and his personal h-index is 59.