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Appointment ceremony of adjunct professors held by BUCT for Prof. Masayoshi Okubo, Prof. Daniel Ou-Yang and Prof. Xiao Hu

 


   On April 13, the appointment ceremony of adjunct professors was held in the center conference room of the Yifu conference center. Prof.
Masayoshi Okubo (Kobe University, Japan), Prof. Daniel Ou-Yang (Lehigh University, USA), and Prof. Xiao Hu (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) were invited to become adjunct professors in BUCT.

Prof. CHEN Dongsheng (vice president of BUCT), Prof. JIANG Guangfeng (director of the human resources department), Prof. MAO Lixin (direct of the international exchange and cooperation department), Prof. YANG Wantai (dean of the college of materials science and engineering), Prof. LI Xiaoyu (professor of materials science and engineering), and the representatives of teachers and students from BUCT participated in the appointment ceremony. The host of employment ceremony was Prof. YU Zhongzhen (associate dean of the college of materials science and engineering).

Prof. YANG Wantai and Prof. LI Xiaoyu respectively introduced the academic experience, research interests and achievements of the three adjunct professors. Prof. CHEN Dongsheng issued the letter of appointment to the three adjunct professors, respectively. Students’ representative presented the appointees BUCT badges and bouquets. Prof. Yang wantai expressed his warm welcome to the three distinguished adjunct professors, and gave high evaluation on their academic achievements. He also sincerely hoped that the three professors could regard themselves as a member of BUCT from now on and devote themselves to enhance the level of teaching and research in BUCT and develop a deep collaboration with BUCT as well.

After employment ceremony, Prof. Xiao Hu gave an academic report entitled “Engineering with stimuli responsive molecules and hybrid nanomaterials-Case studies”. Prof. Okubo delivered a presentation on “Synthesis of Functional (Especially, Carboxylated) Polymer Particles by Emulsion Polymerization and its Application: Change in thinking, Serendipity, and Challenge)”.

 

Curriculum Vitae of adjunct professors:

Prof. Masayoshi Okubo is a professor Emeritus in Kobe University. He received his education of Bachelor, Master and Ph. D from Kobe University in 1969, 1971, and 1976, respectively. From 1976 to 1977, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Fritz-Haber-Institute of Max Planck Society in Berlin. He joined Kobe University from 1971, focusing on emulsion polymerization, controlled/living radical polymerization in aqueous and supercritical CO2 dispersed system, and synthesis of functional polymer microspheres. He was Vice President in The Adhesion Society of Japan, Vice President in The Society of Polymer Science of Japan, and Director in Kinki-blanch of The Chemical Society of Japan. He received many academic Awards in the area of chemistry and polymer science. He contributed 370 original papers, 48 review articles, 20 books, and 87 patents in the field of polymer colloids.

Prof. Daniel Ou-Yang is a professor at Physics Department, Lehigh University. Emulsion Polymer Institute (EPI) in Lehigh University is one of the top-three research centers for polymer emulsion, and Prof. Ou-Yang is the director of EPI. He received his education of Bachelor and Master on physics from Fu-Jen Catholic University in 1975 and 1977, respectively. And he received his education of Ph.D from University of California, Los Angeles in 1985. He was a postdoctoral fellow in University of Pennsylvania from 1985 to 1988. He joined Lehigh University in Physics Department from 1988, focusing on condensed matter physics and polymer colloids. Prof. Ou-Yang is also visiting faculty in Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, National Taiwan University, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Prof. Xiao Hu is a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. He received his education from Tsinghua University (Bachelor) and University of Manchester (Master and Ph. D). He joined NTU in 1992 as one of the founding faculty members of its materials program. He served as the inaugural Head of Division of Materials Technology between 2000 and 2002 after the establishment of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He worked as a visiting professor at Cornell University in 2010. His research interests are on the underlying principles for design, synthesis and processing of materials for targeted end uses. He contributed to more than 260 full papers and 15 patent inventions. He serves as the Vice President of the Pacific Polymer Federation (PPF). He serves as an academic consultant on nanotechnology and advanced materials for several multi-national corporations including Borealis AB (Austria), Lanxess GmbH (Germany) and Singapore Turf Club. In China, he serves on the new editorial board of Acta Polymeric Sinica. He also works on the scientific advisory panel of Aquapor in Asia Pte Ltd, a start-up company on membrane technology, and as a founding member of another high-tech start-up companies on environment engineering and water treatment.

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