COLLEGE OF CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
The College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Xiamen University was established in 1991, on the basis of the Chemistry Discipline founded in the same year of 1921 as the University. Thanks to tremendous efforts from generations of prominent chemists, as represented by Professor Jiaxi Lu, the former President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1981-1987), our college has been recognized as one of the leading chemistry institutions in China, frequently ranked within the top 5, nationally.
The college consists of three departments: the Department of Chemistry, the Department of Chemical Biology, and the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. The college has particularly strong research programs in physical chemistry, inorganic/organic synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry and materials chemistry. There are 195 faculty members in the college, among whom 113 are fulltime professors. Eight prominent faculty members are the prestigious Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Nine faculty members are specially invited on “Chang Jiang Scholars Program”. Twenty-six members have been awarded the Distinguished Young Investigator Grant from the National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and seven Creative Research Groups were Funded by NSFC.
The College has delivered outstanding research outputs that generate significant impact on scientific communities worldwide. Many research works have been published in top peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, and their group journals. The faculties are actively participating leading academic organizations worldwide. Faculty members have been the President of the International Electrochemistry Society, Fellows of the International Electrochemistry Society, and Fellows of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The College places particular emphasis on undergraduate teaching and graduate education. Two major national education centers, i.e. the National Demonstration Center of Education for Chemistry Practical and the National Training Base of Future Teachers for Fundamental Research in Science, have been established in the College, providing a wide range of high-class chemistry courses and demonstrations for students. In September 2022, more than 900 new students registered in the College in Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs.
The College hosts several national and provincial research platforms offering state-of-the-art research facilities to support cutting-edge research. In particular, the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry for Solid Surfaces at the College is the flagship among all State Key Laboratories nationwide in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, ranked the highest level for five consecutive times (1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014) by the Ministry of Science & Technology of China since it was founded about 30 years ago. Another major national research center established in 2012 is the Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemistry for Energy Materials (2011-iChEM) to promote joint researches with sister institutes on energy research.
The College has strived to be one of the leading research centers in chemical science, and has made strategic plans to move to emerging interdisciplinary areas that cross boundaries with materials, biological, energy, and environmental sciences. The College has always promoted to strengthen the link between chemistry and chemical engineering, and encouraged to convert fundamental research into real world applications. The College is committed to building a vibrant, collaborative and innovative platform for education and research.
（Data aforementioned are as of March 2023）