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 600 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:

2023       CCS-RSC Young Chemist Award (4 awardees in every two years)

2023       Chinese Academy of Sciences Young Scientist Award

2022       American Chemical Society Macromolecules Young Investigator Award

2022       Young Scientist Award by Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation

2021       Chinese Chemical Society Polymer Science Innovation Award

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


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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