Yu Shuhong, male, born in Aug. 1967, received his doctoral degree from the Department of Inorganic Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in October 1998. From 1999 to 2001, under the support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Yu conducted his research at the Materials and Structures Laboratory of Tokyo Institute of Technology as a JSPS Research Fellow. From 2001 to 2002, supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, he worked at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces as Humboldt Research Fellow and Foreign Scientist. Yu is currently working at the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, and the Department of Chemistry, USTC. Currently, he is leading the Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, and also acting as the Deputy Dean of the School of Chemistry & Materials, USTC. He was appointed as Group Leader of the Partner Group of the Max Planck Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, USTC. He serves as an associate editor for international journal CrystEngComm (RSC), Material Research Bulletin (Elsevier), and the advisory board members of journals Chemical Science (RSC), CrystEngComm (RSC), Nano Research (Tsinghua, Springer), Current Nanoscience, Chinese Science Bulletin (specially invited editor), and Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
Professor Yu has been selected into the “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2002. He has also entered the list of awardees supported by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2003, and has become a Chair Professor of the “Cheung Kong Scholars Program” of the Ministry of Education in 2006. In 2006, Professor Yu was selected into the State-level New Century Talents Supporting Program by seven ministries and commissions directly under the state council including the Ministry of Human Resources.
Professor Yu has made a number of innovative research achievements in control of crystallization in polymers and biomimetic materials, inorganic synthesis and preparation, inorganic-organic hybrid materials, preparation of new biomass conversion for energy storage, and application of carbon nano-materials, etc. He has authored and co-authored more than 237 refereed journal papers indexed by SCI such as those in Nature Materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Mater., 20 review papers, 12 invited book chapters, and 6 patents. His papers written in first author or corresponding author capacity have received a total of citations for more than 4730 times. In recent years, 14 papers among his publications have been selected as Highly Cited Papers by ISI. Many of them have also become Research Highlights published as Cover papers, and featured in Nature, Chem. Eng. & News, Materials Views, NPG Asia Materials, etc.
Prizes and honors that Professor Yu has gained include: one second prize of the National Natural Science Award in 2010, one second prize of the National Natural Science Award in 2001, one first prize of the Natural Science Award of the Chinese Academy of Science, one first prize of the Anhui Provincial Natural Science Award in 2006, and four national patents for invention. His doctoral dissertation has gained the Nineteenth Guo Moruo Award in 1998. In 2003, he has won the Beauty in Science Award granted by the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces. Academic posts that he has been assuming include: associate editor of CrystEngComm, Materials Research Bulletin, Member of International Advisory Editorial Board or Member of Editorial Board of Chemical Science (RSC), CrystEngComm (RSC), Nano Research (Tsinghua Press, Springer), Current Nanoscience and other international journals, Invited Editor of Chinese Science Bulletin, as well as Member of Editorial Board of Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry.
His main research interests include: inorganic chemistry, inorganic / organic composite functional Nano materials, and biomimetic and biomineralization simulation science, biological nano-materials, functional devices building, carbon-based materials and environmental science. He is presently undertaking several national scientific research projects, such as the ones supported by the National Basic Research Program of China, the Key Projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences - Max Planck Institute Cooperative Program, and the Special Projects of International Exchanges and Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.