Sheng-Gui He  Professor    Chinese Academy of Sciences
Telephone:  +86-010-6256 8330 
Address:  No.2 1st North Street Zhongguancun Beijing P.R.China  100190

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Research Areas

The research program of Dr. He's group focuses on generating and charactering very small chemical entities composed of limited numbers of atoms. These chemical entities are termed as atomic clusters or molecular clusters depending on the nature of chemical bonding in the systems. The properties of clusters are strongly dependent on the numbers of atoms in the systems, which are well recognized as "each atom counts" in the community of cluster sciences. By studying how and why each atom counts, one can provide reliable and fundamental basis with a bottom up strategy to solve complex scientific problems in practical applications.

Transformation of very stable molecules including methane, dinitrogen, carbon monoxide, and so on at low temperature or even room temperature is of great importance in terms of energy conservation and environmental protection. The research target of Dr. He's group is to find the mechanisms of low temperature activation and conversion of very stable molecules by a systematic study of the elementary reactions between molecules and cluster species under isolated, controlled, and well reproducible conditions with home-made instruments. These mechanisms can be fundamental basis with which to develop new catalytic materials or strategies in practice.


1993.9-1997.7: University of Science and Technology of China, B.S.

1997.9-2002.7: University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.D.

2002.9-2005.2: Universityof Kentucky, Postdoctoral fellow

2005.2-2007.1: Colorado State University, Postdoctoral fellow

2007.1-present: Institute of Chemistry Chinese Academy of Sciences


Honors & Distinctions

Hundred Talent Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008)

Chinese Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists (2009)

China Association for Instrumental Analysis (CAIA award, second class, 2012)

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2012-)

National Science Foundation for Distinguished Youth Scholar (2013)

Research Interests

Cluster Chemistry; Mass Spectrometry; Density Functional Theory


Graduated Students

Wei Xue  Doctor  2009.12   Physical Chemistry

Zhe-Chen Wang   Doctor  2010.01 Physical Chemistry 

Yan-Xia Zhao  Doctor  2011.07 Physical Chemistry

Xiao-Nan Wu Doctor  2012.07 Physical Chemistry

Jia-Bi Ma Doctor 2013.07 Physical Chemistry

Bo Xu Doctor 2014.07 Physical Chemistry

Mei-Ye Jia Doctor 2014.07 Physical Chemistry

Jing-Heng Meng Doctor 2015.07 Physical Chemistry

Zi-Yu Li Doctor 2015.07 Physical Chemistry

Zhen-Yuan Doctor 2016.07 Physical Chemistry