Zaiquan (Sean) Xu obtained his B.Sc. in Chemistry in 2006, and then he spent three years in the industry before he went back to Soochow University, China to study his M.Sc. After he completed his Master’s degree in 2012, he was awarded an International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and Australian Postgraduate Award (APA). He joined Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MONASH University for his Ph.D in late 2012. He joined University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) after submission of his thesis in 2016. His research area includes solar cells, interface engineering, 2D materials, synthesis and opto-electronic applications.