Bao-Lian Su joined the faculty and created the Laboratory of Inorganic Materials Chemistry at the University of Namur, Belgium in 1995. He received a series of honours and awards such as the Invention Award of Sinopec (1992, China) and A. Wetrems Prize (2007, Belgian Royal Academy of Sciences). He is currently a Full Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Chemistry Department and the Research Centre for Nanomaterials Chemistry. He is also Changjiang Professor at Wuhan University of Technology and ‘‘The Expert of the State’’ in the frame of ‘‘Thousands Talents’’ program, China. He has published more than 270 outstanding scientific papers, reviews and book chapters and 3 patents with more than 3500 citations. His current research fields include the synthesis, the property study and the molecular engineering of organized, hierarchically porous and bio-inspired materials, living materials and leaf-like materials and the immobilization of bio-organisms for artificial photosynthesis, energy conversion, CO2 assimilation, VOC catalytic destruction, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology, cell therapy and biomedical applications.