Yuan Kou received his B.S. degree from the Lanzhou University, China, in 1982, and joined the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in the same year. He trained in X-ray absorption fine structure at the Institute of Physics, CAS, from 1983 to 1984, and in organometallic chemistry as an AOTS scholar at the Takasago Institute, Tokyo, Japan, from 1986 to 1987, and received his Ph.D. degree from CAS in 1990. At the LICP, he was successively promoted to the following positions: an Assistant Research Professor, an Associate Professor, and a Professor in 1986, 1993, 1995, respectively. He served as the Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory for Oxo Synthesis and Selective Oxidation, CAS, from 1990 to 1997. Kou moved to the Peking University (PKU) in 1997, where he is currently a Professor at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering and the Director of the PKU Green Chemistry Centre. In addition, he is an Associate-Editor-in-Chief of the Chinese Journal of Catalysis, is the Cochair of the Chinese Green Chemistry Society, and is a Member of the Chinese Catalysis Society. Dr. Kou was the recipient of a 2005 Ministry of Education Natural Science Award and the recipient of an Elsevier 2001–2005 Most Cited Author Award. His research interests include green chemistry, advanced catalysis in green chemistry, and nanoclusters in modern catalysis.
Biography Updated on 20 July 2009