Dr. Xinzheng Yang was born in 1978. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at Nankai University in July 2004. From 2004 to 2005, Dr. Yang was a postdoctoral researcher in Professor James E. Boggs's research group at UT Austin. From 2005 to 2010, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Michael B. Hall's research group at Texas A&M University. From 2010 to 2013, he was an Assistant Project Scientist in the Molecular Graphics and Computation Facility in the College of Chemistry at UC Berkeley. In June 2013, Dr. Yang joined the State Key Laboratory for Structural Chemistry of Unstable and Stable Species at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a full professor and group leader.
His research interests primarily focus on theoretical chemistry, organometallic chemistry and computational catalysis. He has published over 50 research papers in academic journals such as JACS and PNAS. He was awarded the "WANG DAHENG" Optical Prize by Chinese Optical Society in 2004, and the "100-Talent Program" by CAS in 2013. His current research work is supported by CAS and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).