Lou Nanquan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from the Chemical Engineering Department of Central University with a bachelor's degree in 1946.
Lou is presently a researcher in the Dalian Institute of Chemistry and Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is primarily engaged in research on catalytic reaction and theories of out-phase catalysis. Lou has made great achievements, in collaboration with his colleagues, in the research of CO+H2 synthetic liquid fuel. In the 1960s, Lou directed and participated in the research of solid and solid/liquid rocket propellant and the burning tests of engines. He successfully developed the propellant grain of calcium methyl melhenamine. In a team with others, he conducted successful research in the 1970s on reverse osmosis membrane of doughnuts and its application.
Lou founded and led the first dynamics laboratory for modular reaction in China in 1978. He was responsible for the first manufactured large cross modular beam device and many other sets of precision equipment used for research. He made use of modular beam and laser techniques in order to explore the dynamics of the reactions among metal atoms and many oxidizing materials. He made creative achievements in reaction mechanism, distribution of state of new materials, configuration of energy, transmission among modules and the function of modular orientation in space in reaction dynamics. In collaboration with others, Lou made a flying-second (10-15seconds) laser chemical laboratory and since 1996 he has been conducting research on chemical reaction under the control of a fly-minute laser. Lou Nanquan was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991.