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Posted: Jan 28, 2011
Nanotechnology professor receives CAS Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology
(Nanowerk News) Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) conferred its Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology for 2010 at CAS' annual conference held January 25-27, Beijing.
Professor Aikichi Iwamoto from Japan, professor Stephen Porter from USA and professor G. Q. Max Lu, a Chinese Australian shared this award.
Established in 2007, the CAS Award for International Cooperation in Science and Technology is to honor those eminent international experts with outstanding contributions to China's global cooperation in science and technology. It is aimed to encourage more efforts in this respect that will lead to the enhancement of CAS innovation capacity and the improvement of its research performance, education and training, management and reputations among the international community.
Professor G. Q. Max Lu, a Chinese Australian, is now the deputy vice chancellor of the University of Queensland and the Chair Professor of Nanotechnology. He is a world renowned scholar in nanoporous materials, adsorption and catalysis.
Professor G. Q. Max LuHe has published more than 400 peer-refereed SCI papers with citations in excess of 8700 (h-factor 47). He became an ISI Highly Cited Researcher (Materials Science) in 2010. In 2002, he was elected as the youngest academician of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), and was appointed as a Federation Fellow of the Australian Research Council, in 2003 and 2008. He served on the working group of experts for the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC) between 2003 and 2005, and currently serves as an ATSE Board member. He has won numerous honors and awards, including being selected twice for the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia, Inaugural list of the Australian Institution of Engineers (in 2004 and 2010). He also serves as the Editor of the Journal of Colloids and Interface Science and is on the Editorial boards of 12 other international journals.
Professor Lu has established long-term fruitful cooperative ties with several institutes of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). In particular, he has cooperated closely with the Institute of Metal Research (IMR) and the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics in the field of clean energy materials and has completed a number of joint international projects, which significantly promoted the development of materials for photocatalysis, energy storage, and green catalysis. He has shown devotion to training young CAS researchers in these areas, and has visited IMR 19 times and co-supervised 10 graduates for PhD and Master's degrees. Four IMR graduates have conducted research in his group for periods longer than one year. He has also actively facilitated cooperation between the ATSE and the CAS. In 2005, he submitted a report entitled New Energy Materials Progress and Outlook to CAS, which was beneficial in guiding the development of new energy materials. Representing the Australian Academy of Sciences and ATSE, he attended the 4th CAS Forum, and provided much helpful advice on collaborations on clean energy materials.