Zhanfeng Cui elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering
29 November 2021
Professor Zhanfeng Cui was recently elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering by its members, one of only 20 foreign members elected this year.
Recognition as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) is the highest academic title in the fields of engineering and technology in the People’s Republic of China. The lifelong honour was given in recognition of Prof. Cui’s distinguished contribution to chemical engineering and the promotion of China-UK exchanges and cooperation.
Alongside the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the CAE functions as the national scientific think tank and academic governing body, providing advisory and appraisal services on issues relating to the national economy, social development, and scientific progress. As an overseas Academician, Prof. Cui will have the opportunity to provide suggestions on the development of Chinese engineering science and technology.
Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering and Fellow of Hertford College since 2000, Prof. Cui is also Founding Director of the Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research (OSCAR) – Oxford University’s first overseas centre for research in physical science and engineering which celebrated its third anniversary earlier this month. As a multidisciplinary research centre, OSCAR’s focus is on research questions and technologies that capitalise on its location in the Suzhou Industrial Park in China’s Jiangsu Province and beyond, as well as Oxford’s particular research strengths. The aim is to create innovative solutions with commercial potential and social impacts.
Prof. Cui said “I am delighted to be recognised by China where I was born and educated. This is also a great recognition to the Department of Engineering Science and to Oxford Chemical Engineering”.
This news article is based on one published by the Department of Engineering Science.