Ph.D., Theoretical Organic Chemistry, 1986, University of Pittsburgh;
B.S., Physical Chemistry, 1981, Lanzhou University, P.R.C.
Sept 2010 – Now Chair Professor, Peking University, College of Chemistry
Vice-Chancellor, Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School
Chair Professor, School of Chemical Biology & Biotechnology, PKUSZ
July 2007 – Now Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
July 2001 – Sep. 2010 Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
July 1995 – 2001 Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
(A-scale since 1998).
July 1992 – June 1995 Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, HKUST
June 1988 – June 1992 Research Associate of Prof. K. N. Houk at UCLA.
Division at the National Science Foundation from June 1988 to May 1990.
Jan. 1988 – May 1988 Visiting scholar with Prof. P. v. R. Schleyer,
University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
1986 – 1987 Postdoctoral with Prof. K. N. Houk at UCLA
1982 – 1986 Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, University of Pittsburgh
Honors and Awards:
1.Distinguished Student Award, 1979, Lanzhou University.
2.Chemistry Graduate Program Fellowship (Ministry of Education, China), 1982.
3.Wong Kuen Shing Education Foundation Exchange Scholar Award, 1998.
4.National Natural Science Award of China, 1999.
5.Croucher Senior Research Fellowship Award (Croucher Award), 2000
6.Outstanding Young Investigator Award, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2002-2006.
7.Member, the Chinese Academy of Science, 2005
8.Thomson-Reuters Research Fronts Award, 2008.
9.2009 School of Science Teaching Award, HKUST.
11.Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Science, 2011
13.National Natural Science Award of China, 2013.
14.Invited to Give Robert S. Mulliken Lecture, 2013.
15.Fukui Medal, The Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical & Computational Chemists (APATCC) 2014.
Editorial and Professional Service:
1.Scientific Board, World Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemists (WATOC), 1999-.
2.Vice-President, Asian Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry (APATCC), 2012- .
3.Guest Senior Scientist, University of Science and Technology of China, April 1995 – March 1998.
4.Guest Professor, Cheng-Du Institute of Organic Chemistry, 1998-.
5.Guest Professor, Lanzhou University, 1999-.
6.Guest Professor, Guizhou University, 2000-.
7.Guest Professor, Nanjing University, 2001-2004.
8.Guest Professor, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, 2002-2008.
9.Guest Professor, Peking University, 2002-.
10.Executive Committee, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 1999-2005.
11.Associate Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Journal of Chemistry, 2006-.
12.Advisory Editor, Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, 2002-.
13.Editorial Board, Molecular Physics, 2004-.
14.Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Computational Chemistry, 2005-.
15.Editorial Advisory Board, Accounts of Chemical Research, 2006-.
16.Editorial Board, Chemical Research in Chinese Universities, 2007-.
17.Editorial Board, Science in China-Chemistry, 2008-.
18.Associate Editor, Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica, 2009-.
19.Associate Editor, Theoretical Chemistry Accounts, 2010-March 2011.
20.Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2012-.
Reviewer for the following scientific journals：
1.Journal of the American Chemical Society
2.Proceeding of National Academy of Sciences, USA
3.Journal of Organic Chemistry
5.Journal of Physical Chemistry
6.Journal of Molecular Structure (Theochem)
9.Journal of Molecular Modeling
10.Journal of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
11.Computing in Science & Engineering
13.Science in China.
14.Journal of Computational Chemistry
15.Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
According to the Science Citation Index, the total citation of my publications is over 8000 times, of which over 6000 were by other people. H-index = 51.