Lin Binyao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Harbin, Heilongjiang Province. He was born in 1950 and graduated from the Chemistry Department of Jilin University in 1977 with macromolecule chemistry major. Lin received a master's degree in science from the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1981 with a macromolecule physics and chemistry major.
A former associate research fellow in the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Li was promoted to a full research fellow in 1993. Two years later, he became a tutor of academy doctoral candidates.
Li was a visiting scholar at the University of Utah as well as at the University of Genoa in Italy and the University of Tokyo in Japan. In 1998, Li was elected as an executive director of the Chinese Academy of Chemistry; the following year, he was elected as chairman of the Applied Chemistry Discipline Commission at the academy. A senior member of the Chinese Academy of Mechanical Engineering, he served as director of the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He is a research fellow at a national key laboratory of macromolecule physics and chemistry as well as a member of the Academic Committee of Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry.