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  • [ November 17, 2019]

    2019 National Materials Science Doctoral Forum held at PKU

  • From October 25th to 27th, the 2019 National Materials Science Doctoral Forum was successfully held at Peking University. The forum was hosted by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University and organized by AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials. More than 120 researchers and doctoral students from nearly 30 universities and research institutes including Peking University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology of China, Beijing University of Science and Technology, Jilin University, Wuhan University, Nanjing University, National University of Defense Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, institutes of Chinese Academy of Sciences, AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials and so on attended the forum. Another nearly 50 PhD students came to participate in it.

    The opening ceremony

    The 2019 National Materials Science Doctoral Forum is the first nationwide material science doctoral student forum to explore the latest research progress in the field of materials science and engineering, strengthen the academic communication of doctoral students in China, create a creative environment for doctoral education, activate academic atmosphere of doctoral students and stimulate the collision of ideas of doctoral students in materials science and engineering. The forum is organized in the form of conference reports, theme reports and invitation reports. The chairman of the forum is Professor Anyuan Cao, Professor Ruqiang Zou and Xiaohong Wang.

    On the morning of October 26th, the opening ceremony was held in the Li Ying Hall of Peking University Hall, hosted by Professor Anyuan Cao, Professor Yanglong Hou and Professor Ruqiang Zou from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Professor Cao extended the warmest welcome and heartfelt thanks to the guests and doctoral students, on behalf of the forum organizing committee. Professor Xiaoyang Hu -Cultivation Office Director of the Graduate School of Peking University, Professor Huiling Duan -Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Prof. Lin Geng -Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Professor Yuan Deng, Associate Dean of School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor Chunlei Wan from the School of Materials of Tsinghua University, Professor Lin Xu from Wuhan University of Technology, Cheng Yang and Jian Jiao from Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials, and some teachers from Department of Materials Science and Engineering of Peking University attended the opening ceremony.

    Director Xiaoyang Hu introduced the postgraduate education innovation plan of Peking University, the material science of Peking University, and the basic situation of Department of Material Science and Engineering. She pointed out that material science is a discipline related to the major needs of the country and expected that the PhD participants can open up their horizons, strengthen their communication, gain friendships, stimulate their cooperation and discover important research issues. 

    Dean Huiling Duan introduced the history of Peking University's engineering, pointing out that the Department of Materials Science and Engineering has been greatly developed in the past 14 years. 80% of the 20 teachers have talent plans, which is a very high proportion. College of Engineering has four “Double First-Class” disciplines and applies the Tenure-Track system. The outstanding graduates from College of Engineering are selected as academicians of the Academy of Sciences and academicians of the American Academy of Engineering. There are many characteristics and advantages in postgraduate cultivation of College of Engineering and it is a representative of new engineering in China.

    Prof. Lin Geng from Harbin Institute of Technology, Professor Lin Xu from Wuhan University of Technology, Professor Yuan Deng from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor Chunlei Wan from Tsinghua University, Cheng Yang and Jian Jiao from Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials made conference reports. Their wonderful reports won the applause, and the six speakers exchanged their ideas and communicated with the participants.

    On the afternoon of October 26th and the morning of October 27th, the National Materials Science Doctoral Forum was held simultaneously in Room 210, Room 212 of Building 1 of College of Engineering, and Room 434 of the Mechanics Building. The sub-forum topics were: structure composite materials, energy and environmental materials, and biophotoelectric information functional materials. Sub-forum leaders Lei Ting, Zhang Qing and Cui Yue attended the forum and made reports separately.

    Group photo

    At noon on October 26th, the Awarding Ceremony of 2019 National Material Science Doctoral Forum was held in Room 210 of Building 1 of College of Engineering, presided by Professor Ruqiang Zou, Chairman of the forum. After the selection by the organizing committee, 20 students including Fan Lv from Peking University and Haowen Hu from Tsinghua University, won the Excellent Report Award.