Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in China: From Fundamental Research to Applications
The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Systems Design Engineering present a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Chunli Bai, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
Reception to follow.
Professor Bai will provide an overview of nano science and technology development in China, including the national strategy, funding resources and most recent research achievements across the nano R&D spectrum, from fundamental research to applications. Prof. Bai will also present the challenges ahead and the future planning of China and CAS in the area of
Professor Chunli Bai, a globally renowned chemist and leading scientist in nanoscience, is the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is also the President of the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of CAS, and the President of The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS). Professor Bai graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University, in 1978 and received his MSc and PhD degrees from the CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985, respectively. From 1985 to 1987, he worked with the US California Institute of Technology in the field of physical chemistry as a post-doctoral associate and visiting scholar. After returning to China in 1987, he continued his research at the CAS Institute of Chemistry. From 1991 to 1992, he worked as a visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. His research areas include the structure and properties of polymer catalysts, X-ray crystallography of organic compounds, molecular mechanics and EXAFS research on electroconducting polymers. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his research to the fields of scanning tunneling microscopy and molecular nanotechnology.
Professor Bai serves as the Chief Scientist for the National Steering Committee for Nanoscience and Technology and was the Founding Director of China National Center for Nanoscience and Technology. Moreover, he is a Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of JACS, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials and Chemical Physics Letters.
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