Changle CHEN Professor


Research: Polyolefin Catalyst

Contact Information

CAS Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Chemistry

Department of Polymer Science and Engineering

University of Science and Technology of China

96 Jinzhai Road, Hefei 230026, China

Tel: +86-551-63601495



Associate Editor for Science Bulletin

Editor for European Polymer Journal

Editorial Advisory Board Member for Macromolecules and Polymer Chemistry. Young Scientists Committee for Science China Chemistry. Community Board Member of Materials Chemistry Frontiers.

Frequent Reviewer (more than 500 times) “J. Am. Chem. Soc.”, “Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.”, “ACS Catal.”, Macromolecules”, etc.

Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Top 1% highly cited authors in 2015 (LINK) and 2016 (LINK).

Sci. China Chem. TOP 30 highly cited authors in 2016 (LINK).

Elected Thought Leader by LINK1, LINK2


  • Changle Chen (陈昶乐) Bio
  • Education:

    06/2010       Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago

    09/2006       M.S. in Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago

    07/2005       B.S. in Chemistry, Univ. Science & Technology of China (USTC), Hefei

  • Experience:

2013 – now   Professor at University of Science & Technology of China  (USTC), Hefei

  •  Olefin polymerization, catalysts development, novel polyolefin polymers

  •  Nano-materials/catalysts, waste plastics conversion

  •  New lubricants and lubricant additives

2011 - 2012 Scientist II at Celanese Corporation (Fortune 500)

  •  Advanced Engineering Polymers: UHMWPE, PPS, LCP, PBT

2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow with Tobin Marks, Northwestern University

  • Awards:

2020           NSFC Distinguished Young Scholars (国家杰出青年科学基金)
2020           IUPAC Young Polymer Scientist Award (1~2 recipient in every two years)
2020           Senior Member of the Chinese Chemical Society
2019           Young Talent Award on Polymer Processing and Industrial Development
2019           Chinese Chemical Society Representative of Periodic Table Element (Ni)
2018            USTC Young Faculty Career Award
2017            Thieme Chemistry Journal Award           
2016           Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemist
2016            Society of Polymer Science Japan
                   (An Invited lecture of International Leading Young Scientist)
2015            NSFC Excellent Young Scholar Fellowship
2012            Recruitment Program of Global Experts
2011            American Chemical Society DIC Young Investigator Award
                    (TWO Awardees in Organometallics Chemistry)
2011            IUPAC Prizes-Honorable Mention
                    (The ONLY Awardee in Organometallics/Polymer/Catalysis)
2011            Reaxys PhD Prize Finalists
2010            Albert J. Cross Prize For Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Departmental
                    Citizenship, University of Chicago
                    (the HIGHEST Honor in the Department)
2010            CENTC Student Award, University of Washington, Seattle
2010            GLCACS 2nd Place Prize, Northwestern University
2010            American Chemical Society DIC Student Award
2009            Doolittle-Harrison Fellowship, University of Chicago
2006            Nathan Sugarman Teaching Award, University of Chicago
                    (FIRST Chinese Awardee in Department History)
2005            Outstanding Thesis Award , USTC
                    (First Place Prize, Only Awardee out of 80)
2005            Challenge Cup (First Prize), USTC
2005            Outstanding Research Paper (First Prize), USTC


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