Professor Yu Wei and Professor Kwang Leong Choy visited the institute

        On January 7, 2020, at the invitation of researcher Zhang Xuetong, Professor Yu Wei from Shanghai Jiaotong University and Professor Kwang Leong Choy from University College London, UK, visited the institute for a visit and exchange, and they were entitled "Rheology and Dynamics of Polymer Multiphase Systems" Studies" and "CVD: Advances, Technologies and Applications" reports.
        Introduction of Professor Yu Wei: Distinguished Professor of Shanghai Jiaotong University. Mainly engaged in the research of complex system rheology, polymer processing, high-performance polymer materials, etc., and published more than 130 SCI papers. He won the Young Chemistry Award of the Chinese Chemical Society in 2009, the Morand Lambla Award of the International Polymer Processing Society (PPS) in 2010, and the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2016. In recent years, he has been responsible for the research work of a number of key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, major project sub-projects, general projects, and 973 projects.

      Kwang Leong ChoyProfessor Profile:Professor Kwang-Leong Choy (DSc, FIMMM, FRSC) and her team performing pioneering research into novel, sustainable, and cost-effective processing of nanostructured thin films and thick coatings using non-vacuum and environmentally friendly Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) based methods, characterised by unique nanocrystalline microstructure and superior properties for energy, transport, functional and engineering applications. She has over 30 years’ experience in surface coating and nanomaterials.  She has authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications, including 4 books and 20 patents related to CVD based nanoparticles, nanowires, nanostructured ceramic and composite thin and thick films for engineering applications. She has given over 150 keynote/invited lectures. Professor Choy obtained her D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford, where she was awarded the Hetherington Prize and Oxford Metallurgical Society Award. She also held academic position at Imperial College London and her pioneering on the Electrostatic Spray Assisted Vapour Deposition has led to the Grunfeld Medal and Prize from Institute of Materials (UK) and a spin-out company. She helped to establish two university spin-out companies. Over the past four years, Professor Choy’s work has led to her participation in numerous multimillion pounds research programmes. These include research contracts funded by EU, EPSRC, HEFCE, the Royal Society, Marie Curie, Innovate UK, TSB, Regional Development Agency (RDA) and many companies. She has been the international expert reviewer. She has been awarded Guest Professorships at the University of Uppsala (2001/03), Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE, 2010/2012), and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientist (2011/2013). Professor Choy is now a Director of UCL Institute for Materials Discovery and Professor of Materials Discovery at University College London since February 2014 to lead a multidisciplinary research centre to integrate fundamental materials, chemistry, physics, engineering and biological principles across the disciplines to create new opportunities in materials creation, discovery and exploitation for the clean energy, aerospace, transport, optoelectronics, engineering, healthcare and biomedical applications.


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