Zhifang Chai, male, born in 1942 in Shanghai, is a radiochemist working at Institute of High Energy Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was graduated from Fudan University, China, in 1964. As a fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, he worked at Cologne University from 1980 to 1982. Later, He stayed at Purdue University, the USA, Strassburg Nuclear Research Centre, France, Delft University and ECN, the Netherlands, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan, etc. as a visiting professor. Areas of Research: radiochemistry Achievement and Experience:
He is closely engaged in nuclear energy chemistry and nuclear analytical techniques. Authored or co-authored over 443 papers in peer-review journals, including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Chemical Society Review, JACS, PNAS, Nano Letter, Anal Chem, Environ Sci Technol. etc. and 10 books （5 in English） in the field of nuclear techniques and their applications in the environment and life sciences. He was or is a titular member of IUPAC, fellow of RSC, UK, and member of many other domestic and international scientific communities. He is an editor or advisor of 4 international and 10 national journals. In 2005 he was awarded the George von Hevesy Award - the premier international award of excellence to honor outstanding achievements in radioanalytical and nuclear chemistry. In 2007 he was elected a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.