Professor Mao is William Kepler Whiteford Professor in Department of Mechanical and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his Ph.D in Tohuku University associated with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1988. After that, he worked in MIT and Harvard University as post-doctor and visiting faculty. He was chair of mechanical behavior of materials committee in TMS/ASM and has received a number of research excellence awards including recent Chancellor Award which offers only one faculty in Pitt Science and Engineering School each year. Dr. Mao has published ~200 papers: 200 journal including Nature, Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials in the area of (1) new glasses discovery from pure metals through ultrafast liquid quenching; (2) deformation, phase transformation and chemical reaction under in-situ transmission electron microscope (TEM) for metals and metallic glasses; (3) deformation on nanocrystalline materials; (4) in-situ electrochemical lithiation process in lithium-ion battery.