Prof. Xiao-dong Xiang, Chair Professor at Department of Materials Science and Engineering in Southern University of Science and Technology, is a distinguished expert of “The Recruitment Program of Global Experts”. Prof. Xiang pioneered combinatorial material science at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in 1994. For his outstanding contribution to combinatorial material science, Prof. Xiang won the Discover Magazine Awards for Technological Innovation in computer hardware category in 1996 (Java Language from Sun Microsystem won the award for computer software category in the same year) and the R&D 100 Award (known as the Oscar award in industrial field) in 2000. Prof. Xiang has published over 100 papers among them, 9 papers has been published in Science/Nature. Prof. Xiang was authorized over 120 U.S. and international patents and more than 50 Chinese patents. Currently, he is interested in high throughput synthesis, screening and characterization of combinatorial material chips to explore advanced materials including metallic glass, high entropy alloy, battery and functional materials.