Nano Research launched the NR45 Young Innovators Award program in 2018 to feature young researchers under the age of 45 in various fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, in recognition of their distinguished accomplishments and/or potential to make substantial contributions to their fields. The NR45 awardees were selected through a competitive process by an award committee from the journal’s editorial board. All the awardees will invited to submit research or review papers that underwent through a rigorous peer-review process. Nano Research will publish a Special Issue featuring their work shortly. We will announce the selection details of the next NR45 award in the end of every year.