Haifeng Yu is leading a research group that is working on liquid crystals and micro/nano composite materials, light-responsive soft matters, supramolecular self-assembled materials since 2012 at Peking University, China. He received his PhD from Tsinghua University, China, in 2003, after which he went to Japan, where he worked for four and a half years as a researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, and Kyoto University, Japan. He joined Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, as a specially appointed associate professor in 2008. He received the 2010 Distinguished Lectureship Award of the Asian International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Materials Chemistry. He was also the 2011 National Thousand Young Talents Program award recipient. In 2013, he obtained the NSFC Award for Excellent Young Scholar.