SUN Dongbai
Executive Vice President

Professor Sun Dongbai was born in Changsha, Hunan Province in July 1959. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Hunan University in 1982. He worked in the Wuhan Research Institute of Materials Protection under the Ministry of Machine-Building Industry from 1982 to 1986. From 1986 to 1992, he studied in the Department of Surface Science and Corrosion Engineering at the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), obtaining his Master’s degree and PhD degree successively. From 1992 to 2017, he worked in USTB, successively as lecturer, associate professor, and professor. He was selected as a Trans-Century Talent of the Ministry of Education, a National First and Second Level “Hundred-Thousand-Ten Thousand” Talent, and a National Expert with Outstanding Contributions. He has long conducted research in the fields of corrosion and protection of engineering materials, service performance evaluation and forecasting for engineering materials, application of synchrotron radiation and neutron scattering in materials, hypersonic environment simulation and materials performance evaluation, electrochemical engineering, preparation of non-crystal and nano (crystal) materials. 

From 1996 to 2000, Professor Sun Dongbai successively served as Deputy Director of the Department of Surface Science and Corrosion Engineering, Deputy Director of the Center for Corrosion and Protection, Director of the Center for Corrosion and Protection, Executive Member and Secretary General of the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection. He was appointed as Director of the Office of Science and Technology of USTB in June 2000, Assistant President of USTB in July 2007, Member of the Standing Committee of USTB Party Committee and Vice President of USTB in September 2008. From 2007 to 2017, he also held the position of General Director of the Project Construction Headquarters and Chief Engineer of the national major science and technology infrastructure project—“Service Safety Evaluation Facility for Major Project Materials”. In July 2017, he became Member of the Standing Committee of SYSU Party Committee and Executive Vice President of Sun Yat-sen University. In December 2017, he concurrently assumed the role of General Director of the Construction Headquarters for Comprehensive Marine Research Fieldwork Vessels at Sun Yat-sen University. In January 2018, he assumed the additional role of Director of the South China Sea Institution at Sun Yat-sen University.

At present, Professor Sun Dongbai also serves as Deputy Head of the General Expert Group for the National Medium and Long-term Plan on National Major Science and Technology Infrastructure Construction, Director of the Expert Committee for Major Science and Technology Infrastructure of the Ministry of Education, Member of the Expert Advisory Committee for National New Materials Industry Development, Member of the National Major Science and Technology Project-Materials Technology Expert Group, and Member of the Expert Advisory Group for the International Science and Technology Innovation Center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.