Prof. Hui-Ming Cheng graduated from Hunan University, China in 1984 and received his Ph. D in 1992 from Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS). He is the director of both the Advanced Carbon Research Division of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, IMR CAS since 2001, and the Institute of Technology for Carbon Neutrality, Faculty of Materials Science and Energy Engineering, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences since 2021. He is a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and a fellow of TWAS. He used to work at Kyushu Research Center of AIST and Nagasaki University, Japan from 1990 to 1993, and MIT, USA from 1997 to 1998.
His research activities mainly focus on energy materials and devices, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other 2D materials. He has published over 800 papers with an h-index of 155, and is a Highly Cited Researcher in three fields of materials science, chemistry, and environment and ecology. He has given over 230 plenary/keynote/invited lectures at various conferences, and won three State Natural Science Award of China (2nd class in 2006, 2017 and 2020), Charles E. Pettinos Award from American Carbon Society, Felcht Award from SGL, Germany, and ACS Nano Lecture Award. He has also spun off several high-tech companies. He used to be an Editor of Carbon from 2000 to 2015 and Editor-in-Chief of New Carbon Materials from 1998 to 2015, and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of Energy Storage Materials.