Dr Daping Zhang received his BSc in 1987 from Peking University and MSc in 1990 from Beijing University of Technology, China. After that, he worked as research assistant, lecturer and team leader in Beijing University of Technology for seven years and then received his PhD degree in 2000 from University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
After three years Postdoc in University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Dr Zhang had been working in Tripos Discovery Research Center, UK and Resolution Chemicals Limited, UK for several years, focusing on R&D of new medicine and manufacturing of patent medicine. Afterwards, he joined The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as a publisher to lead RSC publishing in Greater China before he became the Executive Editor of the Frontiers series journals collaboration between CCS and RSC. In 2018, Daping joined Wiley as Associate Director of Editorial and Society Management and takes responsibility on society collaboration and global OA journal management. In 2020, being the Editorial Director, Wiley.