Wang Zhi is a chair professor of Tianjin university. He is also the director of the Tianjin Key Laboratory of Membrane Science and Desalination Technology and the director of State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering (Tianjin University). His major research interests include membrane materials, membrane processes, gas separation, and water treatment. Throughout the years, notable recognition includes being awarded the "Tianjin Municipal Natural Science First Prize" in 2004 and 2021, being recognized as an "Excellent Talent of the New Century" by the Ministry of Education in 2006, achieving the "National Teaching Achievement Award First Prize" in 2009 and the "National Teaching Achievement Award Second Prize" in 2022. Professor Wang has hosted more than 50 research projects, including 4 National Natural Science FoundationKey Projects of China, one National Marine Public Welfare Research Project of China, and one National Key Research and Development Project of China. His research achievements have been published in high-impact journals such as Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, Journal of the American Chemical Society, AlChE Journal, and Journal of Membrane Science, with about 300 SCI papers and more than 11,000 citations.