DICP is well known for its important achievements in catalytic chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular reaction dynamics, organic synthesis, and chromatography, all of which have furthered economic and technological development in China. The institute is comprised of a team of over 1,000 staff members, 954 graduate students, and 104 post-docs.
Since 1998, faculty and students at DICP have published more than 8,100 SCI papers, with over 160 papers of these papers published in top scientific journals, such as Science, Nature, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and JACS. DICP has also been granted more than 2000 patents, including more than 60 overseas patents.