Deakin University’s breakthrough research activities in China have again been honoured with the awarding of an Excellent International Partner Award to Professor Ian Chen from the Institute for Frontier Materials.
“The award from Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission is recognition of the success of the collaboration between Deakin University and the Central Institute for Iron and Steel Research (CISRI) and provides a platform for future collaboration at a higher level,” Professor Chen said.
“Under the 1000 talents program at CISRI, a joint research centre in energy nanomaterials was established and the joint centre has received strong support from the Beijing government and was selected as a Beijing Key Research Laboratory in Energy Materials in 2012. “
That laboratory was formally launched by Deakin’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Lee Astheimer, last year.
The aim of the Excellent International Partner Awards is to support and promote the international cooperation of the companies and organisations located in the Beijing Municipal Government Area.
The awards are overseen by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.
Deakin was one of only 15 organisations with research connections in Beijing to receive the award.
“The award opens up more and more opportunities for Deakin to undertake research in China, particularly in areas supported by the Chinese Government,” Professor Chen said.