Prof. Xinhe BAO
He became a full Professor of the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP, CAS) in China in 1995 and the group leader of Nano & Interface Catalysis at the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis later. He held the position of the institute director from 2000 to 2007, and the President of Shenyang Branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2014. He was appointed the Executive Vice President Fudan University in 2015 and the President of University of Science and Technology of China in 2017.
Professor Xinhe Bao is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Hon. FRSC). He is currently the vice President of Chemistry Society of China. Bao is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Energy Chemistry (JEC, Elsevier), and his name is also listed in the editorial board or international advisory board of several international scientific journals, including Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Energy & Env. Sci., Chem. Sci., Surf. Sci. Report, ChemCatChem, ChemPhysChem, Surf. Sci. and etc.
Professor Xinhe Bao is dedicated to the exploration of new catalytic materials and efficient processes for energy conversion. The team he leads is unique in that they combine theoretical calculations, model catalysis and technical catalysis, which has led to a number of breakthroughs with both scientific and industrial impact. Professor Xinhe Bao has published more than 650 scientific papers and 1 book (Elsevier) with a citation over 20000 times, and filed 170 patents. The awards he received include National Science Award (second class, 2005), HLHL Award (Hong Kong, 2012), Top Ten Scientists in China in 2014, Zhou Guangzhao Award for Basic Sciences in 2014, the Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2015, Outstanding Contribution Award of Chinese Chemical Society-China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (2016), the International Award for Excellence in Natural Gas Conversion in 2016 and Alwin Mittasch Prize of the German Catalysis Society (2017).