Chunli Bai#

Chunli Bai
Email:clbai 'at'
Membership Number:4206
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:CHINA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011- President, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • 2013- President, TWAS (The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries, Trieste, Italy)
  • 2001-2014 President, University of CAS (UCAS)
  • 2007-2012 Vice President, TWAS, Trieste, Italy
  • 2004-2011 Executive Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 1996-2004 Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2003-2008 Director, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, China
  • 1992-1996 Professor and Deputy Director, Institute of Chemistry, CAS. Beijing, China
  • 1991-1992 Visiting Professor, Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University, Japan
  • 1985-1987 Research Associate, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
  • Scanning probe microscopy (SPM)
  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Structure and property of catalysts
  • X-ray crystallography of organic compounds
  • Single molecule, molecular nanostructure and self-assembly
  • Molecular nanodevice, and novel nanomaterials

Honours and Awards
  • 2016 Foreign Honorary Member of American Academy of Arts and Sciences(AAAS)
  • 2015 Honorary Fellow (Hon FRSE) of Royal Society of Edinburgh(RSE)
  • 2014 Foreign Member of the Royal Society,London, UK
  • 2013 Corresponding Fellow(FAA) of the Australian Academy of Science
  • 2012 Foreign Member of Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters
  • 2011 Member of the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (
  • 2008 Foreign Member of Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia
  • 2006 Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
  • 1997 Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 1997 Fellow of TWAS, Trieste, Italy
  • 2015 Honorary Doctor, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • 2014 Honorary Doctor of Science (honoris causa), Australia National University (ANU)
  • 2012 Honorary Doctorate of Science , University College London(UCL), UK
  • 2011 Honorary Doctor, The University of Minnesota, USA
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor, LTH/Lund University, Sweden
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor, University of Aarhus (dr.scient.h.c.), Demark
  • 2010 UNESCO Medal of “Contributions to Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology”
  • 2004 HLHL Prize (Chemistry), Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation (Hong Kong)
  • 2002 Medal Lecture in Chemical Science, the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), (Trieste, Italy)
  • 2001 International Medal, Society of Chemical Industry (London, UK)

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