Li Jinghai, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jingle County, Shanxi province. He was born in 1956, graduated from the Harbin Institute of Technology with a master's degree, and obtained a doctorate from the former Institute of Chemical Metallurgy of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Li conducted his postdoctoral research at the City University of New York and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Professor Li currently serves as chair of the Expert Committee on Energy under the National 863 Program, Vice-President of the All-China Youth Federation, and President of the Chinese Society of Particulogy. In addition, he serves on the editorial committees of several international periodicals, such as Powder Technology, Advanced Powder Technology and Chemical Engineering Science. He became vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2004.