(March 2012) In recognition of his contributions to theoretical/computational studies of nanomaterials, Dr. Zhang Chun was awarded the “Outstanding Lectureship Award” by the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) at the 92nd annual meeting of the Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) held in Keio University from March 26 to 29, 2012. Dr. Zhang was a keynote speaker at the conference. Seven other young researchers (approximately under 40) in different fields of chemistry from the Asian Pacific region also received the award for their cutting-edge research in their own fields. The award includes a cash prize of 100K JPY and a one-year free subscription for the electronic version of the Bulletin of Chemical Society of Japan and Chemistry Letters published by CSJ. The award will definitely help to increase the impact of Dr. Zhang.s work (in particular, his recent work on catalytic activity of graphene-based catalysis) in the chemical society of Japan as well as in the world.