The Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the "Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics") was founded in March 1949 as the "Institute of Scientific Research of Dalian University", renamed the "Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences" at the end of 1961, and officially named "Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences" in 1970. The key disciplines are catalytic chemistry, engineering chemistry, chemical laser and molecular reaction kinetics, as well as modern analytical chemistry and biotechnology, which is a comprehensive research institute that attaches equal importance to basic research and applied research, combines applied research and technology transformation, and takes the task belt discipline as the main feature.
Through continuous accumulation and adjustment, Dalian Institute of Chemicals has gradually formed its own scientific research characteristics, becoming one of the first batch of pilot units of the knowledge innovation project of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, focusing on the national energy development strategy, strengthening technological integration and innovation, taking sustainable energy research as the leading, adhering to the coordinated development of resource and environment optimization, biotechnology and advanced material innovation, playing an irreplaceable role in the national economy and national security, and creating a world-class research institute.
Dalian Institute of Chemicals launched the first national laboratory in the field of energy in China in October 2011, with 11 research departments and 1 research platform, including fuel cells, bioenergy, fossil energy and applied catalysis, energy conservation and environment, low-carbon catalysis and engineering, solar energy, energy storage technology, hydrogen energy and advanced materials, energy foundation and strategy, energy materials (preparation), energy strategic research center, and energy research technology platform. With well-known foreign universities, companies and research institutions, more than a dozen international cooperation research institutions have been established, such as the Sino-French Joint Laboratory for Catalysis, the Sino-French Joint Laboratory for Sustainable Energy, the Sino-German Catalytic Nanotechnology Partnership Group, the DICP-BP Energy Innovation Laboratory, the DICP-SABIC Advanced Chemical Production Research Center and the Sino-French Molecular Sieve Joint Laboratory.
Dalian Chemicals Institute strengthens energy strategy research, adheres to the principle of attaching equal importance to basic research and applied research, and continues to provide major innovative theoretical and technological achievements in the fields of clean energy such as optimal utilization of fossil resources, efficient conversion of chemical energy, and renewable energy, so as to meet the national strategic needs and protect the health of the people. Since its establishment, it has trained a number of well-known scientists at home and abroad and a large number of high-quality research and technical personnel.