Yabing Qi is Professor and Unit Director of Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan. Prior to his current appointment, Prof. Qi was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. He received his BS., M.Phil., and Ph.D. from Nanjing University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and University of California Berkeley, respectively. His research interests include perovskite solar cells, surface sciences, energy materials, and organic electronics. Prof. Qi has published 120+ peer-refereed papers and is the inventor for 11 patents/patent applications. He has delivered 90+ keynote and invited research presentations at international conferences, technical meetings and universities. As symposium chair / organizer / co-organizer, Prof. Qi has organized 9 international symposia on perovskite solar cells, organic electronics, and functional materials. Prof. Qi is Recipient of 2017 Young Scientist Award (Materials Research Society of Japan), Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and is currently on the editorial board of JPhys Materials (IOP Publishing).