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Posted: May 27, 2008
Chinese nanotechnology researchers encouraged to set up new application systems
(Nanowerk News) While sticking to its presented orientation, the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNT), as a State taskforce in the field, should strengthen its strategic research and further clarify its strategic objectives, urges Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) President LU Yongxiang at a meeting of the NCNT governing board held on May 23, in Beijing.
Prof. Lu called on nanotechnology researchers to step up their efforts in promoting the application of nanoscience and nanotechnology in energy sources and public health as well as information technology. He emphasized that attention should be made to the impact of nanotechnology on ecology and human health. He said that the researchers should be bold enough to set up a new service system, and play a constructive role to guide, support and drive the sound development of Chinese society.
Jointly established by CAS, Peking University and Tsinghua University in 2003, NCNT is affiliated to CAS. It adopts a system that its director takes full responsibilities under leadership of a governing board.
At the 2008 annual conference of the board, which is chaired by Prof. Lu, Prof. BAI Chunli, CAS executive vice president and director of NCNT, made a report on the work of the center over the past four years.
The conference also adopted a resolution on the revision of the bylaws of board and the center, elected the new session of the board, which Prof. Bai its new chair.