Run-Cang Sun, Beijing Forestry University, China
Run-Cang Sun, ligniocellulosic chemist, graduated from chemistry department, North-western University, Xian, China in 1982. Then he worked at North-western Forestry College until Sep. 1991. Between Oct. 1991 and Feb. 1993, he studied at Lund University, Sweden as a visiting scholar. From Mar. 1993 to Sep. 1996, Mr. Sun studied at The BioComposites Centre, University of Wales, Bangor, UK as a full time research PhD student. Since Oct. 1996, he worked at the University of Wales, Bangor, UK as a senior research scientist until end of 2007. He was awarded a distinguished Professor at State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China in 2000 by China Higher Education Committee, and was selected as the director of State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering in Aug. 2008 (2008.8-2015.5). In addition, Prof. Sun has also being working at the Beijing Key Laboratory of Lignocellulosic Chemistry as a director since Aug. 2006. He was a Dean at the College of Materials Science and Technology between Oct. 2011 and Oct. 2015, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China. Since 1993, he has being focused on the fractional isolation, structural characterization, and chemical modification of hemicelluloses, lignin, and cellulose from lignocelluloses for biomaterials, biofuels, and chemicals. He has published 648 papers in peer reviewed international journals in English and 213 papers in international conferences (39 plenary or keynote reports, 21 invited reports, 43 oral presentations) as well as 127 papers in Chinese, which have been totally cited 15,800 citations as of May 7, 2016 (his Google Scholar h-index of 63 and his Scopus h-index is 51). He edited a book under the title of “Cereal Straw as a Resource for Sustainable Biomaterials and Biofuels: Chemistry, Extractives, Lignins, Hemicelluloses and Cellulose” 2009, Elsevier, London. As invited author, he has published 28 book chapters regarding utilization of lignocelluloses (in English) such as Encyclopaedia of Separation Science(2000 vol. 6, pp. 4568-4574, Academic Press, London). He has got 8 items of research awards and 69 patents. Prof. Sun is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and an Associate Editor of “Carbohydrate Polymers”， “Industrial Crops and Products”，“BioResources” Journal, “Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy”, and “The world Journal of Forestry ”. He is also a member of editorial board in “Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry”, “International Journal of Cellulose Chemistry and Technology”, “The Scientific World Journal”，“Bioethanol Journal”, “JournalEnergy Research and Applications”， “Bioresources and Bioprocessing”，and “Energy Review”.