The Journal of Materials Science publishes reviews, full-length papers, and short Communications recording original research results on, or techniques for studying the relationship between structure, properties, and uses of materials. The subjects are seen from international and interdisciplinary perspectives covering areas including metals, ceramics, glasses, polymers, electrical materials, composite materials, fibers, nanostructured materials, nanocomposites, and biological and biomedical materials. The Journal of Materials Science is now firmly established as the leading source of primary communication for scientists investigating the structure and properties of all engineering materials

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Jiang-Gao Mao


Professor Jiang-Gao Mao, 52 years old, is research professor at State Key Laboratory of Structure Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry in 1994. During his PhD period, he focused his research on the syntheses and crystal structures of lanthanide complexes with crown ethers. After post-doctoral studies at Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Houston and Texas A&M University at USA, he joined State Key Laboratory of Structure Chemistry, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002. From 2002 to 2010, he focused his research on metal phosphonates and polar intermetallics. Since 2010, his research activities are mainly centered on the syntheses, crystal structures and SHG properties of new inorganic solids, including metal iodates, metal selenites and tellurites, and metal borates. He developed several new synthetic routes for SHG materials, such as the combination of selenite and borate (Se2B2O7) and combinations of two types of p conjugated groups (Pb2(BO3)(NO3)), and introduction of fluoride into metal iodates (Bi(IO3)F2), these materials exhibit large SHG responses, high thermal stabilities and are phase matchable. He has published more than 200 research papers in international journals including J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew Chem. In. Ed., Chem. Mater., Chem. Commun., Chem. Eur. J. and Inorg. Chem., and these papers have been cited over 6000 times.

Current Research

  • Metal borates and their SHG properties
  • Syntheses and NLO properties of Metal selenites and tellurites
  • Metal chalcogenides and their applications as middle and far IR NLO materials

Interested topics

  • Bulk single crystal growth
  • Second NLO materials in UV and IR spectral regions
  • Science and technology Awards of Fujian Province in 2008 (first class)
  • The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars,2008
  • Youth Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society, 1999
  • Prof. Kim R. Dunbar (Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Magnetic properties of cobalt phosphonates
  • Editorial Board member for Journal of Solid State Chemistry since 2007
  • Editorial Board member for Global Journal of Physical Chemistry since 2010