The Power List 2020 – Asia
Chang Jiang Scholar, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Analytical Science for Life Science, Nanjing University, China
About: Yi-Tao’s research focuses on the development of electrochemical measurement methods to analyze the characteristics and dynamics of individual molecules, nanoparticles, and cells – pushing the limits of detection to the single-molecule level.
Nominator comment: Yi-Tao has made pioneering contributions to nanopore electrochemical measurement. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers in high-impact journals, as well as three books and 37 patents; he has been cited over 11,000 times. What’s more, his research has been recognized with many awards, including first place in the Science and Technology Award of the China Administration for Instrumental Analysis, and the Liang Shuquan Award for Basic Research in Analytical Chemistry. He now acts as an associate editor for Chemical Science and Research and is an elected Fellow of both the Royal Society of Chemistry and the International Society of Electrochemistry. In short, his outstanding contributions to the field can be summarized in the following three breakthroughs: single-molecule analysis by nanopore interface, low-noise, high-bandwidth instruments for nanoelectrochemistry, and electrochemical sensing and imaging of single nanoparticles and cells.