Dr. Jian-Ping Lang was born in 1964. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Chemistry of Soochow University 1984 and worked as an assistant at the same department (1984-1988). He received his PhD degree (Inorganic Chemistry) under the supervision of Prof. X. Q. Xin in Nanjing University (1988-1993). He then moved back to Soochow University as a lecturer. In 1995, he was awarded a JSPS postdoctoral research fellowship and joined the Prof. K. Tatsumi’group at Nagoya University in Japan, where he became interested in organometallic sulfide chemistry. After being a postdoc in the same group at the Centre of Excellence for one more year, he joined Prof. R. H. Holm’group at Harvard University and began to study Mo/Fe/S chemistry (1998-1999). During the period of 1999-2001, he re-joined as a postdoc in Prof. K. Tatsumi’group at International Materials Science Centre of Nagoya University. In early 2001, he returned to Soochow University in China and was promoted to a full Professor in School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. His research interests cover metal sulfide cluster chemistry, cluster-based supramolecular chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry related to mimicking metal sites of enzymes and proteins. His research is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation (NNSF), Ministry of Education (MOE), the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, and Soochow University. He has published more than 260 research papers in international journals and applied 12 related patents. His recent awards include the Distinguished Young Scholar Fund by the NNSF (2005) and the Second Prizes of Science and Technology Advancement of Jiangsu Province (2010) and Natural Science of MOE of China (2011). Last year he was promoted as a Cheung Kong Scholar Chair Professor by MOE of China. He is a member of International Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions of the RSC of UK (2010) and Current Inorganic Chemistry of Bentham Science Publishers (2011).
Biography Updated on 16 April 2013