QSDr Qilei Song is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London and one of the principal investigators at the Barrer Centre. He established the Functional Membrane and Energy Materials Group in the Department of Chemical Engineering. His research group is focused on the development of porous materials and membrane technologies for broad applications in molecular separations, catalysis, and energy conversion and storage. Dr Song received his PhD (2014) at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge and stayed as a Research Associate before moving to Imperial College as an Imperial College Junior Research Fellow. His recent research was awarded the IChemE Nicklin Medal for "his outstanding contribution to developing the next generation of microporous membrane materials." He was awarded the prestigious ERC Starting Grant in 2019, which provides 1.5 Million Euro to develop new membrane materials for energy conversion and storage. He is also a Co-I of £9M EPSRC Programme Grant SynHiSel. He has also established strong research collaborations with industrial partners, including BP-ICAM, Shell, Toyota Motor Europe, and Schlumberger.