Founded in 1949, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is located in the beautiful port city of Dalian in Northeast china, In the past half century, research here has closely reflected the economic and scientific needs of China. The Institute has an important series of achievements, principally in the fields of catalytic chemistry, chemical engineering, chemical laser and molecular reaction dynamics, organic synthesis, and chromatography for modern analytic chemistry and biotechnology. These achievements have contributed greatly to the economic and technological development of China. Our researches now focus on energy related topics and our current Development Strategy is summarized as follows:
DICP focuses on sustainable energy research and coordinates the development of environment optimization, biotechnology and advanced material in a multidisciplinary atmosphere by strengthening technological integration and innovation. DICP aims to play indispensable roles in national economy and security, and to become a leading research institute in the world.
Since its founding, DICP has produced numerous domestically and internationally reputed scientists and high-quality engineers. A total of seventeen of our scientists have been elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), three to the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), and one to the Academia European. DICP currently has over 1,000 staff members, about 800 graduate students and 100 post-doctors. Under the efforts of all our scientists, staffs and graduate students, our scientific research and competitive capacities continue to grow, our strategic plan continues to improve, our collaborations continue to expand, and our research programs continue to influence their fields. At the same time, our innovative research for national security has received numerous commendations. By 2013, DICP faculties have already received 86 National Awards for Science and Technology (S&T) and 146 provincial level S&T Awards.
Since 1998, DICP faculty members and students had published more than 8,100 SCI papers. There has been a rapid increase in the number of high-level papers (IF>5), especially in the last 5 years. 140 papers were published in the top scientific journals of Science, Nature, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and JACS. 59 academic books had also been published.
DICP has filed more than 4600 patent applications including 280 overseas applications and 190 PCT applications. More than 1900 patents have been granted, including more than 60 overseas patents. These numbers place us at the forefront of all CAS institutes and DICP is selected as a CAS pilot institute for intellectual property. DICP has also been appointed as a pioneering research organization for intellectual property development, and has received, on multiple occasions, distinctive recognition as an Advanced Organization for patent work.