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Professor Liu Huinan of University of California, Riverside - Guest Stories from the Young Scientists Forum

On December 29th 2017, the 36th session of the Young Scientists Forum for Materials was successfully held in conference room of SMSE’s Main Building. During the forum, Professor Liu Huinan from University of California, Riverside gave a report titled "Recent Progress on Biodegradable Materials and Nanostructures for Medical Applications."

University of Osaka Professor Tohru Sekino Attends Graduate School Academic Forum

On December 9th 2017, Professor Tohru Sekino of the Institute of Scientific Industry of Osaka University in Japan came to SMSE for an academic forum of the SMSE Graduate School. The event hosts were Vice President of the Materials Institute, Professor Cao Wenbin, and Director of the USTB International Office, Mrs. Guo Kanjun.

Lecture by Professor Xiangdong Yao: Defective Carbons for Electrochemical Reactions: A Defect Catalysis Mechanism

Abstract:
Electrochemical reactions, e.g. oxygen reduction (ORR), hydrogen evolution (HER) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER), are key to energy conversion and storage. Up to now, platinum (Pt) exhibits the best performance, and Pt/C is the commercial cathode catalyst for the reactions.

Lecture by Professor Younan Xia: Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: From Academic Studies to Industrial Applications

Abstract:
Although the first documented synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals can be traced back to the work by Michael Faraday in 1856, only within the last decade have methods become available for generating samples. For nanocrystals made of noble metals, the shape determines not only their chemical, plasmonic, and catalytic properties but also their relevance for electronic, photonic and catalytic applications.

Paying Attention to the Construction of Dormitory Culture to Help Students Grow and Become Talented

USTB is seeking to foment a good student dormitory culture that enables students to grow and develop their talents. This is done to create a positive, diligent, and realistic dormitory atmosphere in accordance to the School of Materials Science and Engineering’s objectives of encouraging growth and building a popular and long-term environment that is conducive to higher education.

Academic Cheng Huiming, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guest Lecturer of Chinese Materials

On the morning of Nov. 7th, the 84th lecture of the China Materials Master Forum was held successfully in the lecture hall of our university library. International well-known carbon materials experts, academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences into a "Pore Structure Design and Nanostructuring of Carbon for Advanced Energy Storage" as the title to do wonderful report.

Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Mr. Zhang Shouhua at the Symposium

On the morning of October 26th, 2016, a symposium was held at the University of Science and Technology Beijing to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mr. Zhang Shouhua, a famous metal material scientist and educator. Mr. Zhang Shouhua attended the event.

School of Materials 2015-2016 Special Scholarship Ceremony

On September 20th at 7 PM the School of Materials Science and Engineering held its 2015-2016 Annual Special Scholarship Ceremony in Lecture Hall 507 of the Yifu Building. The event was attended by the SMSE Student Union, Zhang Yi (Deputy Secretary of the student group League of Lin Guanqun) and various notable SMSE lecturers. The host of the event was President of the Institute of Materials Meng Weixin, who led interviews of the 2016-year students as they held short presentations speaking about their academic lives and research efforts.