The Beijing Key Laboratory for Magnetic Functional Materials and Devices was inaugurated and the first session of the first Academic Committee was held on September 30, 2017 at Peking University. More than thirty people attended the meeting, including Academician Song Gao, vice president of Peking University, Director Weimi Gong from Beijing Science and Technology Commission, Minister Hui Zhou from Scientific Research Department of Peking University, Academician Baogen Shen from Institute of Physics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academician Youwei Du from Nanjing University, Academician Wei Li from Steel Research Institute and Academician Dapeng Yu from Peking University.
Director Weimi Gong from Beijing Science and Technology Commission and Minister Hui Zhou from Scientific Research of Peking University respectively made addresses. In his speech, Mr. Gong expressed warm congratulations on the establishment of the laboratory and introduced the latest policies of Beijing Science and Technology Innovation Center. He hoped that this laboratory will comprehensively plan for scientific and technological innovation, thus making contributions to it. Mr. Zhou further pointed out that this laboratory could take advantage of major multi-modal imaging devices and strive to satisfy national needs.
Director Weimi Gong from Beijing Science and Technology Commission delivered an address
Then Director Weimi Gong, Academician Song Gao, Academician Baogen Shen, Academician Youwei Du, Academician Dapeng Yu, Academician Wei Li and Prof. Yanglong Hou unveiled the nameplate for this new laboratory together. This laboratory is targeted at strengthening academic exchanges between domestic magnetic and electric materials and devices, promoting cooperation between different units, and discussing about where the field of magnetoelectricity will go in the future. It will also be dedicated to developing relevant basic theories and new prototypes.
Unveiling the nameplate of this laboratory
After the ceremony of unveiling the laboratory’s nameplate, Academician Baogen Shen hosted the first session of the first Academic Committee. First of all, the Committee officially recognized the organizational structure of this laboratory. Then Prof. Yanglong Hou delivered a report on its research and development plans. On behalf of their own groups, Prof. Jinbo Yang and Associate Prof. Bingwu Wang respectively reported the latest progress in their research fields. In the end, Academician Song Gao, deputy director of the Academic Committee, expressed deep gratitude for advice and guidance provided by scholars and specialists. He stated that the issues about the laboratory’s originality, development orientation and characteristic research would be further discussed, and the new patterns of personnel cultivation and modern science research management would be explored and established. He declared that this laboratory would be gradually built as an open-ended world-class research platform.
Prof. Yanglong Hou gave a report
The establishment of Beijing Key Laboratory for Magnetoelectric Functional Materials and Devices provides great opportunities for specialists and professors in relevant fields to cooperate. With joint efforts of all parties, this laboratory is believed to have a bright future.
A group photo of all the participants