Xin-Gui Li received his Ph.D. degree in China Textile University in Shanghai. He was a visiting scholar of Harvard University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and Technical University of Berlin, and has been a full professor since 1993 and Chang-Jiang scholar since 1999. His research has focused on synthesis of new conducting polymers and their nanomaterials that demonstrate multifunctionality including strong adsorbability toward heavy metal ions, recovery of noble metals, tricolor electrochromism, fluorescent emission and its amplified quenching for sensitively sensing metal ions and explosives for applications as electronic materials, nanosorbents towards heavy metal ions, chemosensor, and ion-selective electrode. He has published 230 articles in the internationally leading journals such as 1) Chem. Rev., 2) Nano Letters, 3) ACS Nano, 4) Adv. Funct. Mater. His articles have been cited ca. 4300 times by internationally renowned scientists including Nobel Laureate in chemistry. He is a holder of 5 US patents, 7 world patents, and 48 Chinese invention patents. He obtained Citation Classic Award by ISI, USA, and four Natural Science Prizes in China. He served as a reviewer for 77 international journals.