Rongchao Jin is a professor of chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He received his BS in chemical physics from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC, Hefei) in 1995; his MS in physical chemistry/catalysis in 1998 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences; and his PhD in chemistry from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA, in 2003. He then performed his postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago. He joined the chemistry faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in 2006 and was promoted to associate professor in 2012 and full professor in 2015. His research interests include atomically precise nanoparticles, optics of nanoparticles, and catalysis.