SUSTC-INRS Workshop on Energy and Sustainable Development
Participants in the Workshop on Energy and Sustainable Development jointly organized by the South University of Science and Technology of China and the INRS-Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre
On 6-7 May 2013, as invited by Department of Micro-Nano Materials and Devices, Prof. Federico Rosei from INRS-Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre Canada led a team of 7 people to visit SUSTC and participated a jointly workshop on Energy and Sustainable Development. The professors from INRS are Federico Rosei, Mohamed Chaker, Dongling Ma, Fiorenzo Vetrone, Shuhui Sun, Roberto Morandotti and François Légaré.
On 6 May, the full day program started at 9 am with the warm welcome by Prof. Sun Xiaowei. Then he introduced them the education and development of SUSTC and the construction condition of Department of Micro-Nano Materials and Devices. Meanwhile, Prof. Federico Rosei and Mohamed Chaker also introduced the infrastructure of nanostructure and Femtoscience of INRS (ultraclean room, ultrawide, ultrafast laser resource system), which enhanced mutual understanding.
From 10:00am to 5:10pm on 6 May, 14 professors from SUSTC and INRS have made wonderful speeches on issues including energy photonics materials, energy and communications, solar cell, nanomaterials, nanoimprint lithography, microrobots-assisted electromagnetic imaging and sensing, thin film synthesis and etching technology, photonic devices, nonlinear optics, quantum optics etc.
During the lunch break, Prof. Cheng Xin and Chen Yifan also showed INRS guests around the SUSTC new campus where we will move to in the near future.
At the end of the workshop, Prof. Sun Xiaowei and Prof. Federico Rosei made a summary of the joint workshop. They both suggested the possible ways of exploring research collaboration and strengthening the students and scholars’ exchange.
On the morning of 7th May 2013, one teacher from the university’s Division of Educational Administration, professors from SUSTC and INRS gathered to further discuss the joint degrees, student exchange, short course and research collaboration and reached a preliminary agreement. ♦