Honorary graduates 2019
Professor Chunli Bai (DSc)
Monday 15 July 2019 9:00am
Professor Chunli Bai is a chemist and an expert in nanoscience. His research includes organic molecular crystal structure, EXAFS, molecular nanostructure and scanning tunneling microscopy.
He is President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and President of the Alliance of International Science Organisations in the Belt and Road Region. Honorary presidential roles are held with the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Society of Micro-Nano Technology.
Professor Bai graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his PhD degree from CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1985. During the 1980s and early 1990s his roles included visiting scholar at California Institute of Technology, research fellow at CAS Institute of Chemistry and visiting professor at Tohoku University in Japan. In 1996, he was appointed as Vice President of CAS; in 2004, he was appointed as Executive Vice President of CAS (full ministerial level).
He has been an elected member or foreign member of globally recognised science or engineering academies in approximately 20 countries and territories, including the Royal Society in the UK.
In addition to his presidential roles, he is the Editor-in-Chief of National Science Review and Nanoscale, the Chief Scientist for the National Steering Committee for Nanoscience and Technology, Vice Chairman of Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Science and Technology Awards and a member of the National Leading Group for Science and Technology Education.