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Scientific Writing as a Non-Native Speaker and the Peer Review System of Manuscripts2015-06-29

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Presenter:Prof. Zhang Jinzhong (University of California)
Time:At 4:00 p.m. on June15,2015
Location:Room 501, Electronic Teaching Building, 105 West Third Ring Road North, Haidian District, Beijing.
Organizer:College of Resourse Enviroment and Tourism
The Prensenter Introduction:Jin Zhong Zhang received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, in 1983 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from University of Washington, Seattle in 1989. He was a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California Berkeley from 1989 to 1992.  In 1992, he joined the faculty at UC Santa Cruz, where he is currently full professor of chemistry and biochemistry.  Zhang’s recent research interests focus on design, synthesis, characterization, and exploration of applications of advanced materials including semiconductor, metal, and metal oxide nanomaterials, particularly in the areas of solar energy conversion, solid state lighting, sensing, and biomedical detection/therapy. He has authored over 270 publications and three books.  Zhang has been serving as a senior editor for JPC published by ACS since 2004.  He is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, and ACS. He is the recipient of the 2014 Richard A. Glenn Award of the ACS Energy and Fuel Division.

Introduction:In this presentation, I will discuss some key steps and components of scientific writing, especially from the perspective of a non-native English speaker.  I will also cover how to write scientific manuscripts and how the peer review process works from the viewpoint of an author, reviewer, and editor.  I will draw examples from my own experience as a student and professor.  There will be opportunities for the audience to ask questions.