Professor Yongguan (Yong-Guan) Zhu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Fellow of TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences), Professor of environmental science, is the Science Director of the Institute of Urban Environment, and also a professor at the Research Centre for Eco-environmental Sciences, CAS. He is a leader in taking multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to environmental problems, and has been working on environmental health and wellbeing related to pollution and ecosystem health. He obtained his PhD in environmental biology from Imperial College, London in 1998; before returning to China in 2002, worked in The Queen’s University of Belfast, UK (Fellowship program of The Royal Society London) and The University of Adelaide, Australia. He is a scientific committee member for the ISC program on Human Health and Wellbeing in Changing Urban Environment, and served for nine years as a member of Standing Advisory Group for Nuclear Application, International Atomic Energy Agency (2004-2012). Professor Zhu is the recipient of many merit awards, among them including TWAS Award for Agricultural Science 2013, National Natural Science Award 2009, International Union of Soil Science von Liebig Award 2022. He has published over 500 papers in international journals, with an H-index of 107 (WoS).