DICP is well known for its important achievements in catalytic chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular reaction dynamics, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, all of which have furthered economic and technological development in China.
Since 2017, faculties and students at DICP have published more than 6,000 SCI papers in Science, Nature, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and JACS. DICP has also been granted more than 3,800 patents, including more than 350 overseas patents.
Moving forward, DICP has a mission to, "focus on sustainable energy research and coordinate the development of environment optimization, biotechnology and advanced material in a multidisciplinary atmosphere by strengthening technological integration and innovation." The institute also, "aims to play indispensable roles in national economy and security, and to become a leading research institute in the world."