Dangyuan Lei is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in City University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc, MPhil and PhD degrees all in Physics from Northwest University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London in 2005, 2007 and 2011, respectively. His research interest centers on nanophotonics and optical spectroscopy, with particular interest in plasmon-enhanced light-matter interaction at the nanoscale and their applications in energy harvesting, biosensing and bioimaging. Two of his publications have been respectively selected into the RSC “Emerging Investigators” themed issue of Journal of Materials Chemistry C (2016) and the IOP “Emerging Leaders” edition of Journal of Optics (2017). He has received several prestigious awards, including the “Deputy Rector’s Award” (2008-2011) and the “Anne Thorne PhD Thesis Prize” (2012) both from Imperial College London, the “Early Career Grants Award” from Hong Kong Research Grants Council (2013), the “Municipal Science and Technology Project Award” from Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation (2013 & 2014), a Royal Society International Exchange award (2016), and a Key Technology Partner Visiting Fellow of University of Technology Sydney (2017).