Shouheng Sun received his BSc from Sichuan University (China), MSc from Nanjing University (China), and PhD from Brown University (USA). He joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center (Yorktown Heights, New York, USA) first as a postdoctoral fellow (1996-1998) and then as a research staff member (1998-2004). In 2005, he returned to Brown University as a tenured Associate Professor and was promoted to full Professor in 2007. He is now the Vernon K. Krieble Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Engineering. His main research interests are in chemical synthesis and self-assembly of nanoparticles for catalytic, magnetic and biomedical applications. He has published more than 300 journal articles with a total Google citation of > 77000 times and an H index of 136. He served as a co-Director of Brown’s Institute of Molecular and Nanoscale Innovation (2008-2020) and an Associate Editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry Journals, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances (2012-2021). He has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry since 2015.