Chunyi ZHI obtained Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. After two years’ postdoc in National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in Japan, he was promoted to be ICYS researcher, researcher (faculty) and senior researcher (permanent position) in NIMS. Dr. Zhi is now a professor in MSE, CityU. Dr. Zhi has extensive experiences in flexible energy storage, aqueous electrolyte batteries and zinc ion batteries. He has published more than 300 papers with an h-index of 85 and other-citation of 23000 (ISI). He has been granted more than 80 patents. Dr. Zhi is Clarivate Analytics Global highly cited researcher (2019, 2020, Materials Science), RSC fellow and member of The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences.