Dr. Hai M. Duong received his Ph.D. at Melbourne University, Australia. He was awarded four postdoctoral fellowships at world-class laboratories: University of Oklahoma, USA; University of Tokyo, Japan; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and University of Cambridge, UK. Currently, as an Associate Professor at National University of Singapore (NUS) and the visiting professor at Stanford University, USA, his research interests are of recycling various wastes, aerogels and carbon-based nanomaterials in science and engineering applications through experiments and computational modelling. He has awarded 6 competitive global innovation awards, 15 granted patents and published over 17 book chapters, 200+ journal papers and conference proceedings. He is the key member of Functional Material Society in Singapore.