Shiyong Liu was born in Hubei Province, China, in 1972. He obtained his B. S. degree in 1993 and M. S. degree in 1996 from Wuhan University, majoring in environmental chemistry and polymer chemistry, respectively. After obtaining his Ph.D. degree in 2000 at Fudan University under the supervision of Prof. Ming Jiang, he spent three and a half years at University of Sussex and University of Delaware as a postdoctoral fellow, working with Prof. Steven P. Armes (currently at University of Sheffield) and Prof. Eric W. Kaler (currently at Case Western Reserve University), respectively. Since 2004, he has been a professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He is currently the Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry, and Executive Dean of School of Chemistry & Materials Science at USTC. He is recipient of 100 Talents Program (CAS, 2004), Distinguished Young Scholars Award (NSFC, 2004), Changjiang Professor Award (Ministry of Education of China, 2009), Chinese Chemical Society-Royal Chemical Society Young Chemist Award (2009), Young Scientist Award (CAS, 2012), and Fellow of Royal Chemistry Society (FRSC, 2014). He has published more than 230 articles, as either first author or corresponding authors, in peer-reviewed journals. These publications have accumulated a total of >22000 citations with an H-index of 82. He has served as an Associate Editor of "Chemistry of Materials" (2018-; ACS), "Chin. J. Polym. Sci." (2014-), "Applied Surface Science" (2017-2018; Elsevier), and "Progress in Polymer Science (2021-; Elsevier). He has also served in the Editorial Advisory Boards of "Macromolecules" (2008-2010; ACS) and "Biomacromolecules" (2015-; ACS), "Polymer Chemistry" (RSC, 2014-), "Macromolecular Rapid Communication" (Wiley, 2012-), "Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics" (Wiley, 2012-), and "Giant" (Elsevier, 2020-).