Title: Research Highlights in the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems
Abstract: The Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN), Chinese Academy of Sciences, was founded in 2012 by Wang. The mission of BINN is to carry out fundamental research related to nanoenergy and nanosensors as well as train future scientists. The two major areas of BINN's research are nanogenerators for self‐powered systems and blue energy and piezotronics and piezo‐phototronics for third‐generation semiconductors. After 7 years of development starting from scratch, BINN now has about 400 members including graduate students. This special issue published in Advanced Functional Materials showcases a group of selected papers submitted by colleagues at the BINN to represent some of the on‐going research in the institute.