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43rd IUPAC Council Meeting

Nominee for Bureau

Chunli Bai (China)

Chunli Bai

Professor Chunli Bai is the president of the Chinese Chemical Society and executive vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Bai’s research has involved molecular nanostructures and nanotechnology, scanning probe microscopy, and molecular self-assembly on the liquid and solid interfaces.

Education and Career
In 1978, Bai graduated from the department of chemistry, Beijing University. He received his M.S. in 1981 and Ph.D. in 1985 from the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). From 1991 to 1992, he was a visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. He performed postdoctoral research from 1985–1987 at the California Institute of Technology. He is an academician of CAS and a fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He has more than 300 research papers to his credit, and has authored 11 monographs and several book chapters either in English or in Chinese.

IUPAC Involvement
Bai has been an elected member of the IUPAC Bureau since 2002 and a member of the Executive Committee since 2004.

Related Professional Activities
Bai is chief scientist of the National Steering Committee for NanoScience and Nanotechnology, director of China National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, president of Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, vice-president of the China Association for Science and Technology, vice-president of the Western Returned Scholars Association, vice-president of the Chinese Materials Research Society, and president of the Chinese Association for Young Scientists and Technicians. In addition, he serves as a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council.

Awards and Honors
Bai is a recipient of the “International Medal” given by the London-based Society of the Chemical Industry and the TWAS 2002 Medal Lecture in Chemical Sciences. As a project leader, Bai has won more than 10 national, CAS-awarded, or ministerial prizes. He has received the titles of “National Advanced Worker,” “Young and Middle-Aged Specialists with Outstanding Contributions to the Country,” and “Top 10 Outstanding Youths in China.” He also has won National Awards for Young Chinese Scientists, Awards for Outstanding Young Scholars conferred by Hong Kong’s Qiu Shi S&T Foundation, and Awards for Outstanding Chinese Visiting Scholars from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


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