Xi Yao received his Ph.D. from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2011, he joined Aizenberg group as a postdoct in Wyss Institute of Bioinspired Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University. His research interests are focused on designing and fabricating bio-inspired intelligent interfacial materials, such as materials of special water and oil wettability, adhesion and transportation. He is also trying to explore industrial applications of these smart materials. He is now leading the dynamic SLIPS projects in the Aizenberg group.