March 30th, Qi Chengxi, Vice Director of Tianjin Municipal Committee for Technology and Education e of CPPCC and Director of Tianjin Intellectual Property, and his delegation visited Nankai University. The visit investigated the implementation of the Science and Technology system reform and the development of the innovative abilities of scientific and technical personnel. Nankai University’s Vice President Yan Chunhua accompanied the research group during the visit to the Laboratory of Nanocatalytic Material and Petrochemical Engineering and the R&D Center for Photoelectronic Materials, and listened to the reports delivered by the staff of the laboratories.
Qi Chengxi stressed that, through this investigation, he hoped to learn about the existing problems in the process of the Science and Technology system reform of universities and institutions. He especially wanted to learn more about the political barriers to the commercialization of research findings, the cooperation between universities and enterprises, and so on. Thanks to this visit, the Committee will be able to help universities and institutions to solve their problems and stimulate the enthusiasm for innovation of the technical personnel, especially young teachers.
Vice President Yan welcomed the research group on behalf of the university and thanked the Municipal CPPCC for its attention and support to Nankai.
The main research directions of the Laboratory of Nanocatalytic Material and Petrochemical Engineering are Molecular Engineering design of molecular sieve materials, hydrotreating catalysts, MOFs, VCM catalysts and the design and reaction engineering of the catalytic hydrogenation of new materials. It concerns the molecular sieve, load-based nano-composite carrier, the new functional materials of amorphous alloys, transition metal nitrides, etc. R&D Center for Photoelectronic Materials’ main research field is photoelectric crystals and devices. The lower stress lithium niobate electro-optic Q-switch invented by the center has a shorter response time, wide operating range, high damage threshold, and high stability. It can be used in many important areas, including national defense and military projects.
The staff of Nankai University’s Science & Technology Department accompanied Vice President Yan during the visit.
Reported by Ma Chao
Photos by Ren Yonghua
Translated by Shi Yuchen