Professor Jinghai Li


Jinghai li

Jinghai Li is the president of National Natural Science Foundation of China. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). From 2004 to 2016, he was vice president of CAS in charge of strategic study and member election; From 2018 to 2021, he was vice president of International Science Council (ISC); From 2014 to 2018, he was vice president of International Council for Science (ICSU); From 2011 to 2021, he was vice chairman of China Association for Science and Technology (CAST); From 2006 to 2010, he was president of Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA).He holds memberships from CAS, TWAS (The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World), SATW (Swiss Academy of Engineering), RAEng (The Royal Academy of Engineering) and ATSE (Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering).

Prof. Li established the Energy-Minimization Multi-Scale (EMMS) model for gas-solid systems. The model has been extended to many different complex systems, and generalized into the EMMS paradigm of computation featuring the structural similarity between problem, modelling, software and hardware, which has been implemented by constructing a supercomputer with capacity of 1 Pflops and has been used widely in chemical and energy industries. He is also engaged research in clean coal technology. Currently, he is devoted to promoting the concept of mesoscience based on the EMMS principle of compromise in competition as an interdisciplinary science.

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