SCU Professor Elected as Academician of the China Academy of Engineering
On December 7th, 2015, the China Academy of Engineering unveiled the roster of academicians newly elected, among which Prof. Yuzhong Wang of the College of Chemistry of SCU was elected as an academician of the Chemical, Metallurgy and Material Engineering Department, China Academy of Engineering (CAE).
Prof. Yuzhong Wang is the vice-dean of the College of Chemistry of SCU and director of three research bases at national, ministerial and provincial levels, respectively, including the National Engineering Laboratory of Eco-Friendly Polymeric Materials, Engineering Research Center under Ministry of Education for Eco-Friendly Polymeric Materials as well as the Key Laboratory of University in Sichuan for Degradable and Flame-Retardant Polymeric Materials. He has been elected successively as “National Excellent Scientist”, national-level candidate for “New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talents Project”, winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Distinguished Professor of Chang Jiang Scholars Program supported by the Ministry of Education, leader of the “Eco-Friendly Polymer Material” Innovative Group under the Ministry of Education, Tran-Century Excellent Talent (granted by the Ministry of Education), Person of the Year of Scientific Chinese (2004), etc. In addition, he has been granted with such awards or honors as the Youth Award of the Guanghua Engineering Technology Award of CAE, Excellent Teacher of Baosteel Education Award, Outstanding Youth for Science & Technology Innovation and Excellent Graduate Student Supervisor (by Sichuan Province), as well as the “Most Welcome Teacher” (the 1st session) in SCU.
Prof. Wang’s research is mainly oriented at eco-friendly materials. He has made innovative achievements in the fields of halogen-free and flame-retardant polymer material, low-cost biodegradable plastics and recycling of waste polymer material in particular.