Dr. Yaning Zhang is an associate professor at the School of Energy Science and Engineering of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in China. He worked as a visiting scholar (2011-2012) and postdoctoral fellow (2013) at the Department of Process Engineering and Applied Science of Dalhousie University in Canada, and also a postdoctor (2016-2018) at the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering of University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the USA. He has been conducting both fundamental and applied research in the areas of biomass, thermodynamics, thermochemical processes, and energy systems. He has edited 1 book and published more than 100 refereed journal and conference publications, and also 6 book chapters. He serves as Editorial Board Member for Journal of Fundamentals of Renewable Energy and Applications, Region-Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, and Journal of Energy Resources and Conversion. He also serves as referee for Energy, Fuel, Applied Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Journal of Cleaner Production, Bioresource Technology, Applied Thermal Engineering, Chemical Engineering Journal, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Renewable Energy, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Fuel Processing Technology, International Journal of Energy Research, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Thermal Science, Waste and Biomass Valorization, etc.