Ning Yan obtained his bachelor and PhD degrees from Peking University in 2004 and 2009, respectively. Thereafter, he worked as a Marie-Curie Research Fellow at EPFL, Switzerland. He joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) as an Assistant Professor and established the Lab of Green Catalysis in 2012. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2018. His major research interest includes catalytic biomass conversion, green chemistry; engineering, and catalyst development. Recently, he the Young Researcher Award from Global Green Chemistry Centres Network (G2C2, 2015), the RSC Environment, Sustainability and Energy Division Early Career Award (2017), the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Award (2018), and the Young Researcher Award at NUS (2019).