Prof. Eddie Shanqing Zhang obtained his PhD degree in electrochemistry in 2001 at Griffith University, Australia. Since then, he has been working on synthesis, modification, characterisation of nanostructured materials for sensing, energy conversion and energy storage devices. As an inventor, Eddie has developed a series of patented and commercialized photoelectrochemical sensors for environmental monitoring based on the functional nanomaterials. He was awarded Australia Research Council Future Fellow in photoelectrocatalysis for 2009-2013, Pro-Vice Chancellor Award for mid-Career Researcher 2015 and Vice Chancellor Award for Senior Researcher 2016. Currently, Eddie is leading his group in research on energy conversion, energy storage and environmental monitoring, specialized in functional binders for low cost, sustainable and high capacity energy storage devices and nanomaterials for low temperature sodium ion batteries.