Yi Long is a senior lecturer in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK. Her research focuses on nanostructured functional materials for different applications. She has successfully implemented technology transfer from lab to industry for hard-disk companies in her early career. Her recent research focuses on developing various functional materials by manipulation of the structure of nanoscale materials to achieve unusual properties and on energy-saving windows, flexbile electronics, and smart devices. Her work has been widely highlighted in top journals and different media.