Y. Shirley Meng received her PhD degree in Advance Materials for Micro & Nano Systems from the Singapore-MIT Alliance in 2005. She currently holds the Zable Chair Professor in Energy Technologies and professor in Materials Science & NanoEngineering at University of California San Diego. Meng is the principal investigator of the research group - Laboratory for Energy Storage and Conversion (LESC). She is the founding Director of Sustainable Power and Energy Center (SPEC). In 2020, she was named as the inaugural director of Institute for Materials Discovery and Design (IMDD). Meng has received several prestigious awards, including Michael Faraday Medal of Royal Chemical Society (2020), International Battery Association Battery IBA Research Award (2019), Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists Finalist (2018 & 2019), IUMRS-Singapore Young Scientist Research Award (2017), C.W. Tobias Young Investigator Award of the Electrochemical Society (2016) and NSF CAREER Award (2011). She is an elected Fellow of Electrochemical Society and Fellow of Materials Research Society. She is the author and co-author of more than 240 peer-reviewed journal articles, two book chapters and five issued patents. Meng is the Editor-in-Chief for MRS Energy & Sustainability and the co-founder of Unigrid LLC.