The Key-Discipline Opening Laboratory on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Molybdenum and Tungsten was founded after the authorization of the Education Department of Henan Province on December, 2009, and it was based on the Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry of Henan University. The interest of the laboratory mainly focuses on the research of molybdenum chemistry and tungsten chemistry. Here, researchers develop and exploit new molybdenum(tungsten)-based materials with high value-added and their applications .
Now there are 22 staff members in the laboratory. Among them 18 have doctorate degrees, including 7 professors and 16 associate professors. One staff member is the distinguished professor of Henan province; one is the distinguished professor of Henan University and one is the Henan outstanding expert. In recent years, the lab has been undertaken more than thirty National Natural Science Fund and Provincial Funds. Our staff members won one reward in the Third Grade of Technology Advancement Award of Henan province, applied for over ten patents of invention and won over 40 rewards from provincial and ministerial agencies. Presently, three products can be produced in the factories. Hitherto, there are over three hundred academic research papers have been published on famous journals both home and broad , such as Chem. Eur. J., Chem. Commun., Inorg. Chem., Dalton Trans., Cryst. Growth Des., and CrystEngComm..
During the construction of the laboratory, researchers attached importance to academic exchanges. In domestic, they kept a close cooperation relationship with the followings : Tsinghua University, Nanjing University, Dalian University of Technology, Northeast Normal University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Institute of Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (Chinese Academy of Sciences), China Molybdenum Co., Ltd., ShenMa Group Co., Ltd. , Puyang Zhongyuan Ethylene Industry Co., Ltd., In international , they built a long-time stable academic exchanges and academic exchange visits with many famous research institutions including USA , Japan and UK. .