Chunli Bai (b. 26.09.1953, Dandong, Liaoning Province, China) - a scientist in the field of physical chemistry and nanotechnology. Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2017). Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1997), World Academy of Sciences (TWAS, 1997), Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Sciences (2013), Foreign Member of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (2006), Russian Academy of Sciences (2008), the Royal Danish Academy of Science and Literature (2012) (2014, United Kingdom), European Academy (2016). Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2007, UK), Indian NAS (2009), China Association for Science and Technology (2011), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2016). Doctor of Philosophical Sciences (1985), Professor (2014). Honorary Doctor of Aarhus University (2007, Denmark), Lund University (2007, Sweden), University of Minnesota (2011, USA), London University College (2012, United Kingdom), Australian National University (2014), University of Ottawa (2015, Canada).
Scientific research in the field of physical chemistry, nanotechnology and scanning probe microscopy. Performed studies of the structures and properties of polymer catalysts, X-ray diffraction processes in crystalline organic compounds, the long fine structure of the X-ray absorption spectrum (EXAFS) by conductive polymers; in the field of molecular mechanics. He is one of the founders of the work in the field of scanning probe microscopy. Contributed greatly to the development of scanning tunneling microscopy, both nationally and internationally.
Author of more than 350 scientific papers, including 12 monographs.
Awarded with the UNESCO Medal "For the Contribution to the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology" (2010).