Prof. Jie Zhao received his PhD from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011. He moved to the USA afterward and worked at Georgia Southern University as a postdoctoral researcher. He has been a professor at Jilin University since 2016. His research focuses on bio-inspired surfaces, anti-fog coatings, and antibacterial coatings. He has published 40 SCI papers with more than 1700 citations. Currently, he has an h-index of 16 (Publons).