Ping Sheng is the William Mong Professor of Nanoscience and Chair Professor of Physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He obtained his B.Sc. in physics from Caltech in 1967 and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton in 1971. He joined Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1994 after six years at the Sarnoff Research Lab in Princeton as member of technical staff, and fifteen years at the Exxon Corporate Research Lab at Clinton, NJ, as a senior research associate. His current research interests include superconductivity in carbon nanotubes, acoustic metamaterials, giant electrorheological fluids, and hydrodynamic boundary condition at the fluid-solid interface.