2018年10月8日下午14：00，四川大学化学工程学院杰出校友、华盛顿州立大学王勇教授做客化工学术大讲堂，以“Single atom catalysts by atom trapping”为题在四川大学江安校区法学大楼主楼报告厅作了精彩的学术报告，此次学术报告由化工学院刘长军老师主持，来自化工学院的部分教师、硕博研究生和本科生参加了此次学术活动。
Dr. Wang graduated from Chengdu University of Science and Technology (now Sichuan University) with B.S. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering. He received his PhD degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington State University (WSU) in 1993. He joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in 1994 as a postdoc, and was promoted to laboratory Fellow in 2005. He has served as the Associate Director of the Institute for Integrated Catalysis at PNNL (http://iic.pnl.gov) since 2008. In 2009, Dr. Wang took a joint appointment at PNNL and WSU. In this unique position, he continues to be a Laboratory Fellow and associate director of IIC at PNNL and is the endowed Voiland Distinguished Professor in Chemical Engineering at WSU. Dr. Wang is best known for his leadership in the development of novel catalytic materials and reaction engineering to address the issues related to energy and atom efficiency related to the conversion of fossil and biomass feedstocks to fuels and chemicals. Dr. Wang has authored 270 peer reviewed publications (H index=70 and >20,000 citations. He has co-edited 2 books and 5 special journal issues, and given more than 200 invited presentations. He is the inventor on 270 issued patents including 108 issued U.S. patents (>90% of his patents are licensed to industries). He is elected to National Academy of Inventors and Washington State Academy of Sciences. He is a fellow of AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers), ACS (American Society of Chemistry), RSC (Royal Society of Chemistry), and AAAS (American Association of the Advancement of Science). He has won numerous awards including 2017 ACS I&EC Division Fellow Award, 2006 Asian American Engineer of the Year Award, Presidential Green Chemistry Award, 3 R&D 100 Awards, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from WSU, 2 PNNL Inventor of the Year Awards, Battelle Distinguished Inventor Award, and the first recipient of PNNL Laboratory Director’s Award for Exceptional Scientific Achievement Award. He is the past chair of the Energy & Fuel Division of the American Chemical Society, and currently serves the ACS National Award Committee and editorial board of 8 catalysis and energy related journals including ACS Catalysis and Catalysis Today.