About Us

Founded in 1981, the Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) is a nonprofit, professional organization and has neither national nor regional political affiliation . Membership is open to professionals and students in chemistry, chemical engineering, and related fields, and to individuals and corporations supporting the objectives of the society. Currently, CACS has 3 local chapters in North America.


  • Promote fellowship among Chinese American chemists, chemical engineers, and those working in related profession.

  • Enhance communication and professional interaction among members. Provide a forum for the discussion of issues of mutual interest and concern.

  • Create opportunities for members to share professional experiences and to participate in joint research and business ventures.

  • Provide a network for mutual professional enhancement and career development.

  • Provide career counseling for young people, particularly those interested in the scientific and engineering careers.

  • Encourage scholarly achievements in chemistry and chemical engineering, and recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the science of chemistry, to chemical engineering, and to the service of the chemical profession.

  • Facilitate interactions between CACS and other scientific organizations and communities.

Benefits of Joining CACS

Networking & contacts

  • Fellowship & community

  • Professional & career development

  • Job & research opportunities

CACS Communications (e-version starting with 40th Anniversary Special Issue)

Opportunities for recognition (three new CACS awards established in 2021!)

  • Outstanding Achievement Award

  • Extraordinary Service Award

  • Rising Star Award

Collaborate with other professional organizations

Collective voice for impact & advocacy (see Solidarity for Asian Scientists)

**Easy online membership registration! Click here to join today. **

CACS Distinguished Advisory Board

(Click here for members’ biographies)

Professor Zhenan Bao, Stanford University; 2021 CACS Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Professor Chunshan Song, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; 2022 CACS Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Professor Peidong Yang, UC Berkeley; 2022 CACS Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient


2023 President: Dr. Jingbo Louise Liu , Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMU-K), Jingbo.Liu@tamuk.edu

2023 President-Elect: Dr. Ling Zhou, Honeywell UOP, Ling.Zhou@Honeywell.com

2024 President-Elect: Dr. Yunlong Zhang, ExxonMobil, yunlong.zhang@exxonmobil.com

Immediate Past President: Dr. Yingchun Jasmine Lu, Viwit, Inc., y.c.lu2010@gmail.com

Secretary: Dr. Wei Gao, Dow Chemical Company, WeiGao@dow.com

Treasurer: Dr. Chu-An Chang, chuan_chang@hotmail.com

Chair of the Board: Dr. Marinda Wu, marindawu@gmail.com

Directors of the Board (in alphabetical order):

Lin Li, lin.li@chevron.com (Immediate Past Chairman)

Chu-An Chang, chuan_chang@hotmail.com

L.S. Fan, fan.1@osu.edu

Winston S. Ho, ho.192@osu.edu

Shaw Huang, sghuang@gmail.com

Yinlun Huang, yhuang@wayne.edu

Ving C. Lee, VLee@adesisinc.com

Lei Li, lel55@pitt.edu (2021 President)

Norman Li, norman.li@nlchem.com

Yingchun Jasmine Lu, y.c.lu2010@gmail.com

Qiong Yuan, qyuan@cas.org

Fanwen Zeng, zeng1999@yahoo.com (2020 President)

Mark Zhen, MarkYZhen@yahoo.com

Lubo Zhou, lubo.zhouny@gmail.com

Frank Zhu, Frank.Zhu@honeywell.com

Questions or Comments?

Please contact Dr. Lei Li, CACS President at lel55@pitt.edu or

Dr. Marinda Wu, CACS Board Chair at marindawu@gmail.com