Ph.D. (Osaka University); FRSC; Member of Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)
Area of Specialization
Materials chemistry; Energy storage and conversion; Porous materials (MOFs, carbons, etc); Nanoparticles; Catalysis; Fuel cells; Batteries; Supercapacitors; Hydrogen generation and storage
Qiang Xu received his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry in 1994 from Osaka University. He worked as Principal Researcher of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), director of AIST-Kyoto University ChEM-OIL, adjunct professor of Kyoto University and Kobe University, and is currently chair professor at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). His research interests include the chemistry of nanostructured materials and their applications, especially for catalysis and energy. He has published more than 400 papers with citation > 40000 and h-index > 110 (Web of Science). He received Thomson Reuters Research Front Award in 2012 and the Humboldt Research Award in 2019 and was recognized as a highly cited researcher (2014-2021) in Chemistry and Engineering/Materials Science by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He is on a number of editorial/advisory boards of journals, including EnergyChem (Editor-in-Chief), Coordination Chemistry Reviews (Associate Editor), Chem, Matter, Small Structures, Advanced Sustainable Systems, Chemistry-An Asian Journal and ChemNanoMat. He is a Fellow of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ), European Academy of Sciences (EURASC), and National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).