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Yuliang Zhao

Yuliang Zhao 


Academician of CAS, elected Member of TWAS

Professor and Director National Center for Nanosciences and Technology of China, 



Professor of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Director-General, National Center for Nanosciences and Technology, China. He graduated from Sichuan Univ. in 1985, and received PhD at Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. in 1999. He moved to Chinese Academy of Sciences from RIKEN in 2001.

Research Interest: He proposed the toxicity study of engineered nanomaterials in 2001, and is a pioneer with innovative ideas for initiating the study on nanosafety issues. His work focuses on biological effects/activities of nanomaterials with an emphasis on the establishment of reliable and valid analysis methods for discovering the biological effects of nanomaterials/nanomedicines in vivo, understanding of the chemical mechanisms of nanosafety and safe application of nanomaterials. These have led to an ISO standard analytical method being adapted by ISO/IEC 168 member countries, the establish nanosafety assessment framework for occupational exposure of nanomaterials, the discovery of a new-concept nanomedicine for cancer therapeutics, etc.

Before 2001, he and colleagues in Japan discovered the Element 113 (Nh) which is first new element that has been discovered in Asia and filled in the Element Periodic Table.

Publications: He published ~580 peer-review scientific papers, 8 editorials in international journals, with citation by >40,000 times (H-index 101); edited and published 13 books (3 books in English and 10 in Chinese), with his earliest efforts on systematizing the knowledge for nanosafety in category of nanomaterials, and made significant contribution to building the knowledge framework for nanosafety issue.

Invited/Plenary Lectures: He delivered > 330 plenary and invited lectures at conferences, universities/institutes worldwide. He was invited to serve as a nanosafety expert/advisor by UNEP (United Nations, 2006), OECD (Nanosafety Team, 2006), Finland (2010), France (2009), Canada (2007), etc.

Prize/Awards: The elected Member of TWAS (2018), the Academician of CAS (2017), TWAS Prize in Chemistry (2016), National Prize for Natural Sciences (2012, 2018), China Award for Outstanding Contribution on Toxicology (2015), the 60 Years Achievement of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2009); Beijing Award for Leading Talent in Science & Technology (2014), etc. Chinese Academy of Sciences-Bayer Young Scientist Award (2006), Beijing Award for Science and Technology (2008), the National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (2005), etc.

Soochow University Biomedical Polymers Laboratory 
199 Ren-Ai Road, Suzhou Industrial Park, Suzhou 215123, China