Prof. Yinong Liu obtained his PhD in 1991 from the University of Western Australia (UWA). He then worked as an Australia-France Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble in 1993 before returning to Australia in 1994 to start his academic career. He is now Winthrop Professor of Materials Engineering at UWA. He has worked in a number of universities outside Australia as adjunct and honorary professors, including University of Tsukuba, Universite Joseph Fourier, University de Grenoble, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Harbin Engineering University, Beijing University of Technology, China University of Petroleum, and Japan Society for Promotion of Science. He has served as the inaugural Chair of the National Committee of Nanoengineering of Engineers Australia and is currently a member of College of Experts of the Australia Research Council. He is an associate editor of the journal of Shape Memory and Superelasticity, Associate Editor of Functional Materials Letters, and a member of the editorial boards of three other international journals. His main research areas include shape memory alloys, magnetic materials, thin film materials for MEMS applications, and functional nanomaterials.