Dr Shi Xue Dou is a Distingiushed Professor at University of Wollongong, the founding director of ISEM and UOW Research Ambassador for Asia. He received his PhD at Dalhousie University, Canada in 1984 and DSc at the University of New South Wales in 1998 and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 1994. He was awarded the Australian Government’s Centenary Medal in 2003 and Australian Order of Member in 2019 for his contribution to materials science and engineering, multiple Australian Professorial Fellowships from 1993 to 2011, the Vice-Chancellors Senior Excellence Award in 2008, Outstanding Partnership Award in 2012 and the Life Achievement Award from ASTS in 2018. He is named as a highly cited researcher in materials science by Thomson Reuters with citations of 45,000 and h-index of 98 (Scopus). His research focusses on energy and electronic materials. He has supervised and co-supervised 98 PhD students, more than 60 postdoctoral and visiting fellows. He is program leader for Auto CRC 2020 on electrification program and the on-going ARENA 2016-2020 on smart sodium storage system program.