Xingfa Gao,male, born in 1979, received his Ph.D. from the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006, under the supervision of Prof. Yuliang Zhao. Then, he moved to the Institute for Molecular Science, Japan (2006–2010) as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Shigeru Nagase. After a one-year stay at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA (2010-2011) as a postdoctoral fellow with Prof. Shengbai Zhang, he returned to the Institute of High Energy Physics. Areas of Research: Theoretical and computational chemistry of nanomaterials Achievement and Experience:
His past research is focused on the computational chemistry of carbon nanomaterials. Especially, he innovated and used empirical structural models to study the ground-state electronic structures and chemistry for fullerene and graphene. He extended the Clar mode and made it applicable to nanocarbons consisting of rings beyond hexagon and atoms beyond carbon. He has more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in this field. His current research interest covers theoretical and computational bio-chemistry of a wider range of nanomaterials. Recently he works on the computation of nanotoxicology, devoted to the mechanisms and models of nano-bio effects at atomistic and molecular level, in collaboration with experimentalists.