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Professor HOU Jianguo, a prominent physical chemist and nanomaterial expert, is Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Vice President (full ministerial level) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). He is now a member of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. 

Dr. HOU was born in October, 1959, in Fuqing city, Fujian Province. He graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1983 with a Bachelor degree and then received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in 1986 and 1989, respectively. 

Dr. HOU has made significant contributions in synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial and nanostructures, physical and chemical properties of single molecules and their assemblies, and scanning tunnel microscopy. He was elected CAS Member in 2003 and Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS) in 2004. He is also Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry of UK.  

Dr. HOU was appointed President of USTC in 2008. In the year of 2015, Dr. HOU became Vice Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST), and Member of the Party Committee of MOST. He was appointed Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in 2016. In 2017, Dr. HOU became Secretary of Party Leadership Group and Vice Minister of General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. 

Dr. HOU holds a series of awards and honors, among which the most prestigious were the National Natural Science Award (second-class) of China, the Holeung Ho Lee Advancement Prize, the TAN KAH KEE Science Award (Chemistry), and the Distinguished Award of CAS. 

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