Lei Jiang (1965-) is a research fellow and PhD supervisor of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and also a professor as well as the dean of the School of Chemistry of Beihang University. At Jilin University, he received a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Physics in 1987, a master’s degree from the Department of Chemistry in 1990, and a doctor’s degree under the joint supervision program with Tokyo University in 1994. He has worked as the chief scientist of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, the director of the expert panel for the special project of nanoscience and technology of the 863 Program, and a research fellow of Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology. Now he is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2009) and the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (elected in 2012), also a member of foreign academician of the American Academy of Engineering (elected in 2016).
Prof. Jiang works as an editor for a number of journals, such as Small, Solid State Sciences, Advanced Functional Materials, Langmiur, Soft Matter, Biomicrofluidics, Nano Reserch and so on. He was awarded a second prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2005, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2013, the China NANO Award in 2015, the UNESCO Medal for Contribution to the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, Nikkei Asia Prizes in 2016 and the Humboldt Research Award in 2017.
He is a well-known expert in nanomaterials and mainly researches into the synthesis and preparation of bioinspired intelligent interfacial materials in multidisciplinary sciences. His studies cover bioinspired materials with special wettability, ion channels, energy and lightweight and high-strength materials. He wrote Bioinspired Intelligent Nanostructured Interfacial Materials and published over 500 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He also holds more than 70 patents.