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UESTC Hosts Sino-Japanese Joint Symposium on Materials Science

published: 2012-01-03 13:15:21       hits: 

From December 21 to 23, a joint symposium was held on materials science and nanotechnology at UESTC with representatives from three Japanese organizations including Nagoya University, Hokkaido University and Toyota Motor Corporation, and two Chinese universities — Tsinghua University and University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC).

UESTC Vice-president Wang Houjun delivered the opening speech, in which he expressed his warm welcome to the scholars and graduate students from both countries and introduced briefly UESTC’s historical development, research endeavors and educational efforts.

Co-organized by the State Key Laboratory of Electronic Filming and Integrated Components at UESTC and UESTC School of Microelectronics and Solid-state Materials, the joint symposium was presided over by Prof. Zhang Huaiwu. Those present at the meeting included such well-known experts as Prof. Pan Wei, Executive Director of China Ceramic Society, and Director of the State Key Laboratory of New Ceramics and Hi-technology at Tsinghua University, Prof. Kunihito Koumoto from Nagoya University, Member of the World Ceramic Academy and Vice-director of Japan Ceramic Sociey, and Prof. Naoto Hirosaki from Hokkaido University.

The representatives exchanged views on their research and discussed matters concerning the development and application of soft ceramic materials, sensitive materials, thermoelectronic materials and solar cell materials. They all believed that, with the rapid development in science and technology in China in recent years, scholars from both countries should seize all opportunities to cooperate so as to make greater achievements in developing new materials.

This symposium had previously been held at Nagoya University, Tsinghua University and Hokkaido University. UESTC School of Microelectronics and Solid-state Materials had signed long-term partnership agreements for joint development respectively in March and July of  2011 with Tsinghua University’s Department of Materials  Science and Nagoya University’s Research Center of Materials Technology. This joint symposium marked one of the successful first steps leading to full and in-depth cooperation among the three parties.