Qinghong Yuan is a young scientist in the area of theory and computational modeling of low-dimensional nanomaterials. She was awarded a doctorate degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2010. After that, she worked in Hong Kong Polytechnic University as a postdoctoral fellow. Presently, she is a Full Professor in East China Normal University. Her research interest focuses on theoretical study of low-dimensional nanomaterials, including the chemical vapour deposition (CVD) growth mechanisms of graphene and carbon nanotubes, theoretical design of new carbon nanomaterials, and surface catalysis of metals and semiconductors. Her research, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Shanghai Science and Technology Commission, Chinese Academy of Science, and East China Normal University etc., has resulted in over 30 peer-reviewed papers in SCI journals, mostly in high-ranking journals including Nat. Mater., Nat. Commun., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Phys. Rev. Lett., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., ACS Nano and Adv. Funct. Mater.