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Professor Peter Hodgson has been honoured by the Institute of Metal Research at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Hodgson has received the Lee Hsun Lecture Award after being nominated by two of China’s leading metal experts, Professors Yiyi Li and Dianzhong Li.
“The Selection Committee of Lee Hsun Lecture Award made this decision in recognition of your contribution to the materials science and technology,” said Professor Huimming Cheng, Deputy Director of the IMR.
Professor Hodgson, head of Deakin's new Institute for Frontier Materials had been invited to China for a conferring ceremony, and also to present the Lee Hsun Lecture.
Distinguished physical metallurgist Professor Li Xun (Hsun Lee) was the first director of the IMR when it was founded in 1953.
“This is a great personal honour,” said Professor Hodgson.
“However, I also see it as more recognition for what Deakin is achieving in China.
“We are building a wide range of relationships with some of the biggest players in China, including WISCO.”
The Wuhan Iron and Steel Company (WISCO) is one of China’s largest steel making companies.
Professor Hodgson also paid tribute to his Deakin colleague, Professor Lingxue Kong, for his work in expanding Deakin’s partnerships in China.
“I don’t think Lingxue actually sleeps,” Professor Hodgson said.
“When he is in China, he seems to work on both time zones.
“The results of that are increased collaborations between WISCO and Deakin and the growth of our partnership that first started when WISCO came to Geelong to sign the MoU last year.”
Deakin and WISCO are co-hosting the second Australia-China Forum for Advanced High Strength Steels in April on the Waurn Ponds campus.
The first conference was held in China last year.
This year’s forum will focus on the applications for Advanced High Strength Steels in the automotive industry, particularly in the keys areas of:
Eminent Chinese researchers coming to Geelong for the conference include:
Mr Zhang Zhenlong, Deputy Director General, Hubei Provincial Department of Science and Technology
Mr Su Zemin, Manager, Jingzhou Municipal Mingying Ecological Farm Development Co., Ltd
Mr Shao Huabin, Deputy Director, Hubei Provincial Academy of Agricultural Science
Mr Zhang Dewu, Director, Yicheng City Xiangda Agriculture and Livestock Husbandry Co., Ltd
Ms Zhao Guixiang, Director, Hubei Bailuchun Enterprise Stock Company
Mr Cai Yinghong, Director, Hubei Jianfeng Livestock Husbandry Co., Ltd
Mr Fan Xinlong, Chairman and CEO, Hubei KMK Welding Materials Co. Ltd
Mr Chuan Fan, Vice General Manager, Hubei KMK Welding Materials Co. Ltd
Mr Dai Xinming, Division Director, Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department
Mr Sun Gang, Deputy Division Director, Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department
Ms Zhao Xiaojing, Deputy Chief Staff, Hubei Provincial Science and Technology Department
Professor Chen Kuisheng, Vice-president, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Professor Li Guangqiang，Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Professor Xiang Zhidong, Professor, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Professor Wu Kaiming, Executive Director, Institute of International Steel Research, Wuhan University of Science and Technology
Professor Lianchun Fu, Chief Engineer of WISCO
Professor Yanghu Jiang, Executive Director of R&D Center of WISCO
Professor Jibin Liu, Director of Automotive Steel Institute, R&D Center of WISCO
Professor Bin Han, Director of Process Technology Institute, R&D Center of WISCO
Professor Yu Chen, Chief of Grade Development Section, Automotive Steel Institute, R&D Center of WISCO
Professor Zhifen Wang, Chief of Metallography Section, Inspection and Testing Institute, R&D Center of WISCO