Professor Yongbing Xu, Director of the Nanjing-York Joint Center in Spintronics and NanoEngineering, Nanjing University, China; Chair in Nanotechnology, also heads the Spintronics and Nanodevice Laboratory, The University of York. He was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University. His research interests are in the areas of nanomaterials, spintronics and nanofabrication. He has published more than 300 refereed papers in leading academic journals including Science Advances, Physical Review Letters, Prog. Mater. Sci., Nature Communications, Nano Letter, Advanced Materials, ACS Nano, Scientific Reports, Applied Physics Letters and IEEE journals and given many invited talks/seminars at major international conferences including MRS, WUNSPIN, EMN and Intermag. He was chair of five international conferences in spintronics. He was editor-in-Chief of “Handbook of Spintronics” by Springer, and edited the very first spintronics book “Spintronic Materials and Technology” by CRC Press. He had interviews with BBC News24 and New Scientists.