He was elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2009 and 2013, respectively. His publications have been cited & 35,000 times, with an h-index of 98. He is now serving as Editor-in- Chief of Materials Chemistry Frontiers (RSC & CCS). He is spearheading the research on aggregation-induced emission (AIE), a topic ranked no. 2 in the areas of Chemistry and Materials Science by Thomson Reuters in its report on Research Fronts 2015.”.