Xinping Qiu holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in 1988 and 1994, respectively. He is a distinguished professor at Tsinghua University the top University in China. He is also the deputy director of the US/China clean energy research center from china side. His research interests focused on the advanced power sources, such as lithium-ion batteries, direct methanol fuel cells and battery packages for electric storage. The main directions include new electrode materials for lithium-ion battery, new catalysts for fuel cell, polymer electrolytes, electrode kinetics, the structure of porous electrode and new techniques for battery characterization. He holds many awards during his carrier including the International Lithium Battery association research award and the international battery association award.