NAME :Suo-Jiang Zhang
Gender: Male
Title: Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
        Director General of Institute of Process Engineering (IPE), CAS
        Director of Beijing Key Laboratory of Ionic Liquids Clean Process
        Director of CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Green Technology
        Director of Ionic Liquids Professional Committee, Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China
Business Address: Institute of Process Engineering (IPE),Chinese Academy of Sciences, P. O. Box 353, Beijing 100190, P. R. China
Tel: +86-10-8262 7080, Fax: +86-10-8254 4875

Research Areas

Ionic liquids and green process engineering



Doctoral Course

Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China


Master Course

Department of Chemistry, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, China


Bachelor Course

Department of Chemistry, Henan University, Kaifeng, China


Prof. Suojiang Zhang has established close cooperation relationship with a number of international universities/institutes and companies, such as the University of Alabama, University of Notre Dame, University of Wyoming, Mcgill university, University of Waterloo, Queen’s University Belfast, Technical University of Denmark, University of Adelaide, Monash University, CSIRO, RMIT, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nagoya University, MCC, Shell, Bekaert, Ford Motor, et al. Several international famous experts on ionic liquids were honored with “Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists” successively. Prof. Suojiang Zhang was appointed as Adjunct Professor by the University of Alabama during 2010-2013.

Honors & Awards

1. 2015, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2. 2014, Hou Debang Chemical Science & Technology Achievement Award, China

3. 2014, Chief Scientist, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, Second Time)

4. 2013, “Ten Thousand Talent Program” Key Program Leader Talent, China 

5. 2010, Award for National Natural Science of China (Second Class)

6. 2009, National Talent in the “Ten Million New Century Talents Project”, China

7. 2009, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association Scientific and Technological Progress Prize (First Class)

8. 2009, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association Youth Scientific and Technological Outstanding Contribution Prize

9. 2008, China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association Technological Invents Prize (Second Class)

10. 2008, Chief Scientist, National Basic Research Program of China (973 Program, First Time)

11. 2008, Chinese Chemical Society(CCS)—BASF Youth Knowledge Innovation Prize

12. 2007, Beijing Municipality Scientific and Technological Innovation Prize, China (Second Class)

13. 2006, National Science Funding for Distinguished Young Scholars, China

Selected Publications

1.H. Wang, X. Z. Meng, G. Y. Zhao, S. J. Zhang*. Green Chem.. 2017, 19, 1462–1489.

2.G. K. Cui, J. J. Wang*, S. J. Zhang. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2016, 45: 4307-4339. 

3.J. Yu, S. M. Chen*, W. J. Hao, S. J. Zhang*. ACS Nano, 2016, 10: 2500-2508.

4.D. Z. Xiong, G. K. Cui, J. J. Wang*, H. Y. Wang, Z. Y. Li, K. S. Yao, S. J. Zhang. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 2015, 54(25): 7265-7269.

5.B. H. Xu, J. Q. Wang, J. Sun, Y. Huang, J. P. Zhang, X. P. Zhang, S. J. Zhang*. Green Chem., 2015, 17(1): 108-122.  

6. Ionic liquid-based green processes for energy production. S. J. Zhang*, J. Sun, X. C. Zhang, J. Y. Xin, Q. Q. Miao, J. J. Wang. Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43: 7838-7869.

7. Coagulation of chitin and cellulose from 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ionic liquid solutions using carbon dioxide. P. S. Barber, C. S. Griggs, G. Gurau, Z. Liu, S. Li, Z. X Li, X. M. Lu, S. J. Zhang*, R. D. Rogers*. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit., 2013, 125: 12576-12579.

8. Thermodynamics and separation process for quaternary acrylic systems. C. C. Zuo, Y. P. Li, C. S. Li*, S. S. Cao, H. Y. Yao, S. J. Zhang*. AIChE J., 2016, 62(1): 228-240.

9. A new fragment contribution-corresponding states method for physicochemical properties prediction of ionic liquids. Y. Huang, H. F. Dong, X. P. Zhang, C. S. Li*, S. J. Zhang*. AIChE J., 2013, 59(4): 1348-1359.

10. Molecular dynamics simulation of desulfurization by ionic liquids. X. M. Liu, G. H. Zhou, X. P. Zhang, S. J. Zhang*. AIChE J., 2010, 56 (11): 2983-2996.

11. The rise and deformation of a single bubble in ionic liquids. H. F. Dong, X. L. Wang, L. Liu, X. P. Zhang*, S. J. Zhang*. Chem. Eng. Sci., 2010, 65: 3240-3248.

12. Numerical simulation of single bubble motion in ionic liquids. X. L. Wang, H. F. Dong, X. P. Zhang*, L. Yu, S. J. Zhang*, Y. Xu. Chem. Eng. Sci., 2010, 65(22): 6036-6047.

13. Uniform acid poly ionic liquid-based large particle and its catalytic application in esterification reaction. J. Zhang, S. J. Zhang*, J. X. Han, Y. H. Hu, R. Y. Yan. Chem. Eng. J., 2015, 271: 269-275.

14. Environmental impact assessment of chemical process using the green degree method. X. P. Zhang, C. S. Li, C. Fu, S. J. Zhang*. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2008, 47(4): 1085-1094.

15. Carbon capture with ionic liquids: overview and progress. X. P. Zhang, X. C. Zhang, H. F. Dong, Z. J. Zhao, S. J. Zhang*, Y. Huang. Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5: 6668-6681.

16. Chitosan functionalized ionic liquid as a recyclable biopolymer-supported catalyst for cycloaddition of CO2. J. Sun, J. Q. Wang, W. G. Cheng, J. X. Zhang, X. H. Li, S. J. Zhang*, Y. B. She.  Green Chem., 2012, 14: 654-660.

17. Hydrogen bonds in imidazolium ionic liquids. K. Dong, S. J. Zhang*, D. X. Wang, X. Q. Yao. J. Phys. Chem. A, 2006, 110: 9775-9782.