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Plenary speaker

Xinhe Bao


Xinhe Bao

University of Science and Technology of China & Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, China

Prof. Xinhe Bao is the President of University of Science and Technology of China and Professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the member of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and the Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). His research focuses mainly on the fundamental understanding of catalysis, and its application to the development of new catalyst and catalytic process related to energy conversion, in particular clean coal and natural gas utilization. Owed to his contribution to sciences and technologies, Professor Bao was awarded by the Chinese Chemical Society (CCS) - China Petrochemical Corporation(SINOPEC) with the Outstanding Contribution Award, he also received the Award for Excellence in Natural Gas Conversion from the Natural Gas Conversion Board in 2016, the Alwin Mittasch Prize from the German Catalysis Society (GeCatS) and DECHEMA e.V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology), Tan Kah Kee Science Awards in 2018, National Natural Science award (1st class) in 2020 and National Catalysis Life-Time Achievement Award of China in 2023.