Introduction of College of Chemistry
College of Chemistry was founded in April 1995 on the basis of Department of Chemistry, Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Science, National Engineering Research Center of Pesticide(Tianjin), Institute of New Energy Storage Material and Center Laboratory of Nankai.
Department of Chemistry was founded by Professor Shixian Yang, the former president of Nankai University and Professor Zongyue Qiu in 1921. It is considered to be one of the earliest chemistry departments in China. Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry was founded in 1962 and the Institute of Polymer Science, the Institute of Applied Chemistry, the Institute of New Energy Storage Material and the Center Laboratory of Nankai were successively founded in the 1980s and 1990s.
So far, College of Chemistry has two departments (namely Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemical Biology), four institutes (Research Institute of Elemento-organic Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, Institute of New Energy Materials Chemistry and Institute of Applied Chemistry), as well as two research centers (Research center of Analytical Science and Center for Computational Molecular Science).
Chemical discipline of Nankai University has basically formed a relatively stable discipline layout and research directions. The chemical discipline is geared to the needs of both the international academic frontiers and the national development strategies. After a long period of academic accumulations, continuous optimization of scientific layout, discipline construction strengthening, and the development of burgeoning interdisciplines, College of Chemistry has now gained two doctoral authorization points for first grade disciplines, namely Chemistry and Plant Protection, both of which are national key disciplines. Scientific research and teaching platform, including Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering(Tianjin), State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, the National Engineering Research Center of Pesticide(Tianjin), the Key Laboratory of Functional Polymer Materials (Ministry of Education), the Key Laboratory of Advanced Energy Materials Chemistry (Ministry of Education) and Engineering Research Center for (Ministry of Education), is not only one of the earliest "National Basic Scientific Research and Teaching Personnel Training Base (Chemical)", but also a base for Wisdom Absorption for Discipline Innovation in "111 Program". At present, College of Chemistry of Nankai University has become leading national bases for research and education in chemistry.
Currently, the College of Chemistry has a strong faculty of 344 members. There are 108 professors and 71 associate professors, including five academicians of Chinese Academy of Science, one academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, nine endorsed professors by Yangtze River Scholar Award program, eighteen winners of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, two Innovative Research Group of National Science Foundation and two Yangtze River Innovative Teams of Ministry of Education. At present, the College of Chemistry has 1142 undergraduates, 615 master-level graduate students and 396 PhD-level graduate students.