Prof. Dr. Hongbo Zhao (1988. 09-) obtained his BSc, MSc and PhD degrees from Central South University in Changsha, China. He ever studied in the Talented Student Class of Chemistry (Honor Class of Chemistry) at Central South University. He commenced his PhD studies, instructed by Professor Guanzhou Qiu (Academician of CAE) in 2012 and obtained his doctoral degree in Minerals Processing Engineering in 2016. Since 2016, he has been working at Central South University as an associate professor. His researches mainly focus on Mineral processing and extractive metallurgy (Resource recovery), Biohydrometallurgy, Solid waste treatment and resource recycle, Mining environment. Dr. Zhao has more than 40 publications as the first author/corresponding author, of which more than 30 publications were indexed by SCI and more than 20 were in JCR Q1 journals, and has two monographs. Dr. Zhao has more than 20 China patents authorized. He has presided over 10 research projects, and has obtained several awards, such as the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program supported by CAST (2017-2019), 15th Excellent Natural Science Paper of Hunan Province, Top 10 excellent young scholar of Hunan Society for Microbiology, etc. Dr. Zhao is now serving as the associate editor of Chemie der Erde-Geochemistry (SCI, JRC Q2), academic editor of Plos one (SCI, JRC Q2), topic editor of Minerals (SCI, JCR Q2), editorial board member of Cogent chemistry (ESCI) and guest editor of several SCI journals, the advisory editor of Cambridge Scholars Publishing, the committee member of the Committee of Comprehensive Utilization of Metallurgical Resources, and the committee member of the Industrial Alliance of Nonferrous Metals of China, etc. Dr. Zhao is serving as the reviewer of more than 20 SCI indexed journals. In addition, He has rich practical experiences in the mining and metallurgical industries.