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Chemistry International
Vol. 24, No. 1
January 2002


Awards and Honors

Chunli Bai Awarded SCI's International Medal

Chunli Bai,
recipient of SCI's International Medal

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) recently bestowed one its highest honors, the International Medal, to Professor Chunli Bai. The medal recognizes an individual's major contribution to international cooperation in any of the fields within SCI's sphere of interest. Bai is vice president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

An authority in the field of scanning tunnelling microscopes, Bai initiated and promoted the development of scaning probe microscopy in China. Leading the research, he successfully achieved many firsts for China–atomic force microscope and ballistic electron emission microscope. Using these techniques, his laboratory has studied a wide variety of materials. Bai also holds five patents and is the author of over 200 papers and ten books.

Bai is a newly elected member of the IUPAC Bureau. As a National Representative of IUPAC, he twice (in 1995 and 1997) attended the General Assembly. He also served as a Member of the Organizing committee of various academic conferences.



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