Address：457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, China
The State Key Laboratory of Catalysis (SKLC) was founded in 1987 as one of the first State Key Laboratories in China. The current director is Prof. Wenjie Shen, the chairman of the Academic Committee is Prof. Can Li. The Academic Committee is composed of 28 distinguished scientists in the field of catalysis in China. In addition, the SKLC invites 17 well-known scientists to its International Advisory Committee. The SKLC has 5 independent research groups and 1 analytical services & administration team. The laboratory has 111 permanent staffs, including 50 professors, 25 associate professors, 13 assistant professors, 23 technicians; 32 post-doctorial fellows and over 170 graduate students. 3 professors have been elected as Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1 professor has been elected as Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering; 2 professors have been elected as members of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World (TWAS), 1 professor has been elected as Foreign Member of Academia Europaea, 1 professor has been elected as Honorary Fellow and 2 professors have been elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. 14 professors were invited to be associate editor, members of editorial board and international advisory board of more than ten international journals. 10 professors are awardees of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, 4 professors are awardees of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars.
The SKLC closely cooperates with laboratories of applied catalysis in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics and 18 professors from those laboratories have been invited to partly join the SKLC.
In 2004, 2009 and 2014, the SKLC has been consecutively ranked as "Excellent Laboratory" (Level 'A') among all State Key Laboratories in the fields of chemistry and chemical engineering by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China.
(As of February 2019)