Dr. Wai-Yim Ching is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in USA. He leads the Electronic Structure Group (ESG) in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research focuses on condensed matter theory and computational materials science using first-principles methods. He developed the orthogonalized linear combination of atomic orbitals (OLCAO) method particularly suitable for large complex systems including biomolecular systems. With more than 40 years of experience, he is an author or co-author of over 425 journal articles with Google Scholar H-factor 68. He is an Academician of World Ceramic Academy, Fellow of the American Ceramic Society, Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Britain. He received the University of Missouri’s Presidential Award for Sustained Career Excellence in 2017. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and is on the Editorial Board of Nature Scientific Reports.