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Tao Zhang

Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Prof. Tao Zhang received his PhD in 1989 from Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). After one year in University of Birmingham as a post-doctoral fellow, he joined DICP again in 1990 where he was promoted to a full professor in 1995. He was the director-general of DICP from 2007 to 2016. His research interests are mainly focused on the catalytic conversion of biomass and Single-Atom Catalysis. He has won many important awards, such as the National Invention Prize (three times), Distinguished Award of CAS, Excellent Scientist Award of Chinese Catalysis Society, Zhou Guang-Zhao Foundation Prize and HLHL Prize. Prof. Tao Zhang is the author or co-author of more than 450 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 110 patents. He serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Catalysis, Editorial Board Members or Advisory Board Members of Applied Catalysis B, ACS Sustainable Chemistry & EngineeringChemPhysChemIndustrial & Engineering Chemistry Research and Green Chemistry. He was elected as an academician of Chinese academy of Sciences in 2013 and was appointed as the vice president of Chinese Academy of Sciences from 2016.