Junbo Gong is a full professor with tenure in School of Chemical Engineering and Technology at Tianjin University since 2014. He received B. Eng. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University in 1995 and 2001, respectively. Then he got his postdoctoral trainings from Tianjin Teda Economic and Technological Development Zone in 2001-2004 and School of Pharmacy at University of Michigan in 2006-2008. Since 2008, he joins in Tianjin University and was appointed as vice directors of both National Engineering Research Center for Industrial Crystallization Technology (NERCICT) and Department of Chemical Engineering. He becomes executive director of NERCICT in 2016.
Prof. Gong research interests involve with many areas of crystal nucleation and growth, including crystal engineering, crystal shape engineering, particle engineering, PAT technology, spherical crystallization, and continuous crystallization. He has held more than 100 research projects funded by both academic institution and industries, including National Natural Science Foundation of China, National 863 Program and National Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Treatment, as well as industrial companies of fine chemicals (e.g., pharmaceuticals, vitamins, and agrochemicals, etc.) and inorganic salts. He received over 20 academic awards and honors such as National Award for Science and Technology Progress (2015, 2nd prize), Scientific and Technological Progress Award of Tianjin (2014, 2016, 2019, 1st prize), Chinese Patent Award of Excellence (2017, 2020), Tianjin Patent Gold Medal (2016, 2017), and Hou Debang chemical science and technology youth award (2015). He has published more than 330 peer-reviewed papers in well-known journals such as Angewandte Chemie, Crystal Growth & Design, CrystEngComm, AICHE Journal, Chemical Engineering Science, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, and 79 authorized Chinese patents and 4 authorized international patents.