Concert Hall - Aarhus
19 - 21 June 2012
Prof. Dr. Chunli Bai
Prof. BAI Chunli, a well-known chemist and leading scientist in nano-science, is the President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
He has been Executive Vice-President of CAS since 2004. He has also served as Vice-President of the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), President of the Graduate University of CAS (GUCAS), Director of the Academic Division of Chemistry and Member of the Executive Committee of the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of CAS.
Prof. BAI graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985 respectively. From1985-1987, he worked with the California Institute of Technology, U.S.A., in the field of physical chemistry as a post-doctorate associate and visiting scholar. After he returned 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 electro-conducting polymers. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his research to the fields of scanning tunneling microscopy and molecular nanotechnology.
Prof. BAI has a long list of scientific publications and has won more than twenty prestigious awards and prizes for his academic achievements. Because of his academic achievements, he was elected a Member of CAS and Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) in 1997. He is also a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Honorary Fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), and honorary doctor or professor of several foreign universities. Prof. BAI also 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.
Prof. BAI is also the Vice President of TWAS, Member of the Executive Committee of IUPAC (2008-2009), and Member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of JACS, Angewandte Chemie, Advanced Materials and Chemical Physics Letters.
Sciences, Technology and Innovation in China: From Fundamental Research to Industrialization
China’s rising stature in science is widely recognized. This presentation gives a comprehensive view of China’s science scene by reviewing the country’s achievements, its strategic planning, as well as the many challenges it faces. In the past decade, China has made great advances in S&T and innovation, which is reflected in its R&D workforce, investment, publication, and patents. One vivid example is the rapid progress made in Nano sciences, and its implication in emerging industries, such as Green Printing technology. The presentation also takes its audience through a brief tour of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and China’s S&T development outline in the 12th Five-Year-Plan, along with the country’s science related policies, and its priority fields. Still, there is much room for improvements in terms of innovation capacity, international impact, and contribution ratio to economic growth. China needs to facilitate its S&T development in order to establish a knowledge based economy.Sciences, Technology and Innovation in China: From Fundamental Research to Industrialization