Yiqin Gao, Ph.D., is a Professor at the College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, an investigator at the Beijing Innovation Center of Genomics and the Biomedical Pioneering Innovation Center at Peking University and a senior investigator at the Shenzhen Bay Lab.

He is a recipient of the Distinguished Lectureship Award from the Japanese Chemical Society, Promising Scientist Prize from Quantum Systems in Chemistry and Physics (QSCP), Pople Medal from Asia-Pacific Association of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry, CMOA Prize, Searle Scholar, Dreyfus New Faculty Award and the Clauser Prize. Prof. Gao has published over 120 papers.

Prof. Gao and his lab focus on systematic basic theory research. Previously, he was an assistant professor in the chemistry department of Texas A&M University and a postdoctoral fellow at the California Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

He is a member of the finance committee of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), the deputy secretary general of the Chinese Chemical Society, the director of the professional committee of Biophysical Chemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society, and a member of the professional committee of Theoretical Chemistry of the Chinese Chemical Society.

Prof. Gao received his Ph.D. from California Institute of Technology, M.S. from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and B.S. from Sichuan University.