Yushan Yan has been a Distinguished Engineering Professor at the University of Delaware since 2011. He received his B.S. in Chemical Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1988, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 1997. He studied catalysis at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 1988 to 1992. He worked for AlliedSignal Inc. as Senior Staff Engineer from 1996 to 1998 before joining the faculty at the University of California at Riverside (UCR) (Assistant Prof 1998, Associate Prof 2002, Prof 2005, University Scholar 2006, Department Chair 2008, Presidential Chair 2010). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The International Zeolite Association recognized his zeolite thin film research with the Donald Breck Award in 2010. He was one of 37 awardees in the US Department of Energy’s ARPA-E OPEN 2009 for his fuel cell technology and one of 66 awardees in OPEN 2012 for his redox flow battery concept. He has been an inventor on a number of issued or pending patents, some of which were licensed to form startup companies (NanoH2O, Full Cycle Energy, Zeolite Solution Materials, and OH-Energy). His research has been widely cited in the scientific community (h-index = 49, total citation = 7300+, 7 papers > 200 citations, 22 papers > 100 citations) and extensively covered by the media, e.g. New Scientist, C&EN News, Materials Today, Business Week, China Press, Chinese Daily News, The News Journal, CNN.com, CNBC, KABC, and VOA.