Nano and Interfacial Catalysis Group

Prof. Dr. Xinhe Bao

Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
457 Zhongshan Road,116023 Dalian P.R. China
Tel : +86 411 8468 6637
Fax : +86 411 8469 4447


1987 Ph.D. in Chemistry Chemistry Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
1982 B.S. in Chemistry Chemistry Department, Fudan University, Shanghai, China



June 2017 - Present   President of University of Science and Technolgy of China
July 2015 - May 2017  Exexutive Vice President of Fudan Unversity
Mar. 2009 - May 2014  Present President of Shenyang Branch of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Aug. 2000 - Mar. 2007  Director of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
July 1995 - Present   Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Catalysis, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
June 1991 - July 1995  Guest scientist at the Fritz-Haber- Institut der MPG
Dec. 1989 - May 1991  Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow in the Fritz-Haber-Institut der MPG
Aug. 1989 - Dec. 1989  Goethe Institute in Goettingen
Aug. 1987 - July 1989  Lecturer in the Chemistry Department, Fudan University


Natural Science Award, National Education Committee,1987
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, 1989
Distinguished Young Scientist Foundation, National Nature Science Foundation of China, 1995
Guest Professor, Dalian University of Science and Technology, 1995
Honorary Professor, Wuhan University, 1996
Distinguished Young Scientist, QiuShi Foundation, Hong Kong, 1996
Outstanding Expert of Dalian City, 2000
Guest Professor of Fudan University, 2001
Outstanding Expert of Liaoning Province, 2001
Natural Science award of Liaoning Province, 2003
National Natural Science Award(2nd class), 2005
Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, 2009
Natural Science award of Liaoning Province(1st class), 2009
Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2009
Honorary Professor, Macau University of Science and Technology, 2010
IMNI Distinguished Lecturer of Brown University, 2011
Member of TWAS, 2011
Visiting Professor of National University of Singapore, 2012
Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation for scientific and Technological Progress Award in Chemistry, 2012
Distinguished University Visiting Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University, 2014
Top 10 Science Progresses in China for the work on methane direct conversion, 2014
Top 10 Science and Technology News in China for the work on methane direct conversion,2014
Award in Basic Science from Zhou Guang Zhao, 2015
Outstanding Science and Technology Acheivement Prize of the Chinese Academy of Sciences,2015
5th Chemistry Contribution Prize of Chinese Chemical Society-China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation, 2016
Award for Excellence in Natural Gas Conversion, 2016
Alwin Mittasch Prize, 2017
National Natural Science Award(1st class), 2020 


- Member of the 9th and 10th National People's Congress
- Executive Committee Member of the Chinese Society of Chemistry
- Editor-in-Chief (with Prof. Gabriele Centi) of the Journal of Energy Chemistry (Elsevier)
- Associate Editor-in-Chief of Acta Physico-Chimica Sinica
- Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics
- Editorial Board Member, Surface Science Reports (Elsevier)
- International Advisory Board Member, Angewandte Chemie International Edition (German Chemical Society, GDCh)
- Advisory Board Member, Energy & Environmental Science (RSC)
- Advisory Board Member, Nano Energy (Elsevier)
- Advisory Board Member, Nano Research (Qinghua & Springer)
- International Advisory Board Member, The Chemical Record (Wiley-VCH)
- Editorial board members, Catalysis Science & Technology (RSC)
- International Advisory Board Member, ChemCatChem (ChemPubSoc Wurope/Wiley-VCH)
- Editorial Advisory Board Member, ChemPhyChem (Wiley)
- Advisory Board Member, Chemical Science (RSC)
- Advisory Board Member, Energy Technology(Wiley-VCH)
- Executive Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Chemistry(Wiley-VCH)
- Scientific Advisory Board Member, Catalysis Letter (Springer)
- Scientific Advisory Board Member, Topics in Catalysis(Springer)
- Advisory Board Member, Chemical Engineering & Technology(Wiley-VCH)
- Advisory Editorial Board Member, Surface Science (Elsevier)
- Editorial Board Member, Science China in Chemistry(Springer)


Research activity focuses mainly on the surface chemistry and energy-related catalysis, including:
- Surface chemistry and model Catalysis
- Catalysis of nano-confined systems, e.g. nano particles and porous materials
- Activation and conversion of methane
- Selective oxidation of hydrocarbons
- Conversion of coal-based syngas (CO/H2)
- Catalytically selective oxidation of CO
- Fuel cell related catalysis