Jiaguo Yu received his BS and MS in chemistry from Huazhong Normal University and Xi’an Jiaotong University, respectively; his PhD in Materials Science in 2000 from Wuhan University of Technology. In 2000, he became a Professor at Wuhan University of Technology. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2001 to 2004, a visiting scientist from 2005 to 2006 at University of Bristol, a visiting scholar from 2007 to 2008 at University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include semiconductor photocatalysis, photocatalytic hydrogen production, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, dye-sensitized solar cells, indoor air purification, Electrogenerated chemiluminescence, adsorption, CO2 sequestration, graphene, nanocarbons and related nanomaterials. He is Thomson Reuters "Hottest Researcher" of 2012. His name is also in the latest list of Highly Cited Researchers from Thomson Reuters.