Prof. Feng-Shou Xiao received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in the Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, China. From there he moved to Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China for Ph. D. research, then to the Catalysis Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan, where he was involved in collaborative research between Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics & Jilin University, China with Hokkaido University, Japan. He was a Ph.D. student in Dalian for one year and in Sapporo for two years. In 1990, he was awarded his Ph.D. degree at Jilin University. After postdoctoral work at the University of California at Davis, USA, he joined the faculty at Jilin University in 1994, where he became a full professor in 1996 and distinguished professor in 2003. Since the end of 2009, Dr. Xiao as a distinguished professor has moved to Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University. Currently, he is an associate editor of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, also serving as secretary of the Asia-Pacific Association of Catalysis Societies. His research is mainly focused on zeolites, porous materials, and catalysis. He has more than 500 peer-reviewed papers with over 26 000 citations, ~ 100 granted patents, and over 40 plenary and keynote lectures at international conferences.