Professor Chunli Bai

Professor Chunli Bai is a well-known chemist and leading scientist in nanoscience.

His research areas include the structure and properties of polymer catalysts, x-ray crystallography of organic compounds, molecular mechanics and EXAFS (extended x-ray absorption fine structure) research on electro-conducting polymers. In the mid-1980s, he shifted his research to the fields of scanning tunnelling microscopy and molecular nanotechnology.

Professor Bai is the current president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and has also been president of The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). He was chief scientist for the National Steering Committee for Nanoscience and Technology, and founding director of the China National Center for Nanoscience and Technology.

In addition to a long list of scientific publications, Professor Bai has won more than twenty prestigious awards and prizes for his academic achievements, and is a member or foreign member of several world-known academies of science or engineering.

Throughout his career Professor Bai has held positions in respected institutes across China, the US and Japan. In 2006 he was made an honorary professor at UQ, and in 2009 the University awarded him a Doctor of Science honoris causa.


Doctor of Science honoris causa