Prof. Liang-Nian He received his Ph.D. from Nankai University in 1996 under the guidance of academician Ru-Yu Chen. He then worked as a Chinese postdoctoral fellow with academician Ren-Xi Zhuo at Wuhan University. He worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the National Institute of Advanced Science and Technology (Japan) from 1999 to 2003 before joining Nankai University in April of 2003. In 2009, He was selected as “Chutian Scholar” Professor.
Now Professor He is a Professor of Chemistry at Nankai University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC, from 2011), and he became one of Most Cited Chinese Researchers (Elsevier) in 2014, “the top 1% of highly cited authors in RSC journals in 2014,” and got a “Nature Science” award by the Tianjin government in 2015. Prof. He has authored over 150 scientific publications including Angew Chem Int Ed., Chem Commun, Energy Environ Sci, Environ Sci Technol, J Org Chem, J Catal, Green Chem, Adv Synth Catal, ChemSusChem, and held 10 patents. He also edited 12 books and chapters (ACS book series, John Wiley & Sons, Springer, Elsevier，CRC Press Taylor @ Francis) and delivered more than 50 invited lectures at international/national conferences, universities, and research organizations.
Now He also serves as a Series Editor of “Green Chemistry and Sustainable Technology” (Springer) and on the Advisory Board of the new book Series published by CRC Press “Green Syntheses”. He is an editor-in chief of “Current Organic Synthesis” and on the editorial board of several international scientific journals, e.g. “Journal of CO2 Utilization (Elsevier)”, “Current Opinion in Green and Sustainable Chemistry (Elsevier)”, “Sustainable Chemical Processes,” and is an associate Editor of “Sustainable Development” (in Chinese) and a member of the Ionic Liquids Professional Committee and Chinese Fine Chemical Committee, an academic member of Key Lab of Low carbon and green process of Guangdong Province. In addition, he serves as a referee for leading journals in the fields of chemistry, green chemistry, catalysis, and environmental science.
Prof. He’s current research interests cover green chemistry, catalysis, and CO2 chemistry (CO2 activation and its chemical transformation into fuels/value-added chemicals), catalysis in green solvents and biomass conversion (castor-related energy), and green technology related to desulfurization.