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AMA 2019 Speakers

Prof. Lei Jiang (Plenary Speaker)

Institute of Chemistry, Chinese academy of sciences, China

Pleanry Lecture : Smart Interfacial Materials with Super-Wettability

Abstract: Learning from nature and based on lotus leaves and fish scale, we developed super-wettability system: superhydrophobic, superoleophobic, superhydrophilic, superoleophilic surfaces in air and superoleophobic, superareophobic, superoleophilic, superareophilic surfaces under water. Further, we fabricated artificial materials with smart switchable super-wettability. The concept was extended into 1D system. Energy conversion systems that based on artificial ion channels have been fabricated. Also, we discovered the spider silk’s and cactus's amazing water collection and transportation capability, and based on these nature systems, artificial water collection fibers and oil/water separation system have been designed successfully. We also extended the superwettability system to interfacial chemistry, including basic chemical reactions, crystallization, and nanofabrication arrays.

Biography:.Lei Jiang received his B.S. degree in solid state physics (1987), and M.S. degree in physical chemistry (1990) from Jilin University in China. From 1992 to 1994, he studied in the University of Tokyo in Japan as a China-Japan joint course Ph.D. student and received his Ph.D. degree from Jilin University of China with Prof. Tiejin Li. Then, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow in Prof. Akira Fujishima’s group in the University of Tokyo. In 1996, he worked as researcher in Kanagawa Academy of Sciences and Technology, Prof. Hashimoto’s project. In 1999, he joined Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In 2015, he moved to the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, CAS. Since 2008, he also served as the dean of School of Chemistry and Environment in Beihang University. He was elected as members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences in 2009 and 2012. In 2016, he also elected as a foreign member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He has been recognized for his accomplishments with Humboldt Research Award (Germany, 2017), Nikkei Asia Prize (Japan, 2016), MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award (USA, 2014), National Natural Science Award (China, 2005), and many other honors and awards. He has published over 500 papers including 3 papers in Nature, 1 paper in Science, 1 paper in Nature Nanotechnology, 1paper in Nature Reviews Materials, 2 paper in Nature Materials, 7 papers in Natural Communication, 6 papers in Science Advance, 3 papers in Chem. Rev., 8 papers in Chem. Soc. Rev., 7 papers in Acc. Chem. Res., 50 papers in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 33 papers in J. Am. Chem. Soc., and 130 papers in Adv. Mater., the works have been cited more than 106,592 times with an H index of 149..


  • Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries;
  • Deputy director of academic committee of Molecular Science Center;
  • Chief Scientist of National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology;
  • Deputy director of Nano Science and Technology Center of CAS;
  • Member of foreign academician of the American Academy of Engineering;
  • Director of the expert panel for the special project of nanoscience and technology of the 863 Program
  • Research fellow of Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology