Xinzheng Yang (1978), studied Solid State Physics (B.S., 1999) and Molecular Spectroscopy (Ph.D., 2004) at Nankai University in Tianjin, China. From 2004 to 2010, he performed postdoctoral research in Professor James E. Boggs's group at the University of Texas Austin and Professor Michael B. Hall's group at Texas A&M University. From 2010 to 2013, he worked as an Assistant Project Scientist for independent research in the Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility in the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. In June 2013, Dr. Yang joined the State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a "100-Talent Program" Professor of CAS. The research in his group lies in the field of computational organometallic chemistry and theoretical catalysis with an emphasis in computational design of non-noble metal catalysts. His scientific work has been published in more than 80 original research papers with over 1500 citations (H-index = 22).