From Sept 26th to 27th, Shixue Dou, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering and Professor of University of Wollongong visited Nankai University. Dou toured College of Chemistry and gave a report themed “Strategies for Materials Design, Processing and Application”.
Dou expressed his will to strengthen academic exchange and cooperation with Nankai University. During the Q&A session, he had heated discussion with faculty members and students on whether thermoelectric material could serve as electrode material and challenges facing the industrialization of batteries. Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dean of College of Chemistry Jun Chen hosted the seminar.
Born in Qinggang County of Heilongjiang Province in 1939, Shixue Dou is an Australian Professorial Fellow and Director of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) in University of Wollongong. Graduated from Department of Chemistry, Jilin University, he received his PhD in chemistry in 1984 at Dalhousie University, Canada. He conducted his research at University of New South Wales in 1986. He was awarded Australian Professorial Fellowship by Australian Research Council in 1993. He was appointed as Director of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM). He was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering in 1994. Dou is specialised in energy and electronic materials including high performance lithium ion battery for electric vehicles and patented magnesium diboride superconductor wires for applications in magnetic resonance imaging and electric power system such as fault current limiter for smart grid and electric generator for wind turbine.Australian Government awarded him the Centenary Medal for his achievements in materials science and engineering in 2003.