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Professor T. S. Zhao is currently Chair Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at HKUST, the Director of the HKUST Energy Institute, and a Senior Fellow of the HKUST Institute for Advanced Study. Prof Zhao has combined his expertise in research and technological innovation with a commitment to the creation of clean energy production and storage devices for a sustainable future. Presently, his research is focused on fuel cells, flow batteries, multi-scale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational-modeling. In addition to the publications of 4 edited books and 10 book chapters as well as giving over 50 Keynote lectures at international conferences, he has published 202 papers in various prestigious journals. His scientific research has been widely recognized by many recent awards, including two State Natural Science Awards (2012 and 2013), the ASME Fellowship Award, the Croucher Senior Fellowship Award, the Overseas Distinguished Young Scholars Award (NSFC), and the Yangtze River Chair Professorship, to name a few.  In the international community, Prof Zhao serves as Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Fuel Cells, as Regional Editor of Applied Thermal Engineering, and as Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Energy & Environment Series. He has been a member of the editorial board for more than 20 prestigious international journals.