On September 6-11, 2019, 15th IUPAC International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis was held in Shenyang University of Technology. Prof. Jiang Gong from School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering won “IUPAC Prof. Jiang Novel Materials Youth Prize”. He was also invited to deliver a Lecture named “Controlled Carbonization of (Waste) Polymers into Novel Carbon Materials”.
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is a world influential organization on chemical nomenclature and terminology. IUPAC international conference is the most influential international conference in the field of novel materials.
The conference of 2019 attracted more than 230 scholars from more than 30 countries or regions around the world, including USA, UK, France, Japan, Germany and Australia. The conference was consisted of 11 themes and 42 sections, and had 5 Plenary Lectures, 62 Keynote Lectures, 47 Invited Lectures, 32 Oral Talks, and 46 Posters.
This conference was co-hosted by Shenyang University of Technology and Nanjing University of Technology.
Prof. Yuzhong Wang (Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering) from Sichuan University and Prof. Hongjie Zhang (Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)) from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CAS) served as Honorary Chairman.
Prof. Sanxi Li (Vice-President of Shenyang University of Technology), Prof. Fanian Shi (Shenyang University of Technology), Prof. Dongfeng Xue (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS), Prof. Tao Tang (Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, CAS) and Prof. Yuping Wu (Nanjing University of Technology) served as co-chairman.
Prof. Rudolf Holze (IUPAC International Conference Representative, Germany), Prof. Makoto Shimizu (Japan), Prof. Lianjun Guo (President of Shenyang University of Technology), and Minister Wenge Wang from Academic Department of Shenyang Association of Science and Technology also attended the conference.
Ruke Bai and 40 other domestic experts and scholars served as members of the organizing committee, and 40 foreign experts and scholars such as S. Asaoka served as the international consultants.
The conference attracted more than 230 scholars from more than 30 countries or regions around the world, including USA, UK, France, Japan, Germany and Australia. The conference was consisted of 11 themes and 42 sections, and had 5 Plenary Lectures, 62 Keynote Lectures, 47 Invited Lectures, 32 Oral Talks, and 46 Posters.
The IUPAC Prof. Jiang Novel Materials Youth Prize was established by the International Federation of Purification and Applied Chemistry in 2010 to commemorate Prof. Yingyan Jiang from Institute of Chemistry (CAS), who has made a great contribution to international cooperation in the field of chemistry and chemical industry. It is awarded every odd year to two young scientists or technicians under 40 years old.
The winners in the first four sessions include:
Prof. Zhihao He from Taiwan University
Prof. Zhibo Li (the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars) from Institute of Chemistry (CAS),
Prof. Xiongwen Lou (Highly cited scholar in 2014-2017) from Nanyang Technological University
Prof. Yuguo Guo (the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars) from Institute of Chemistry (CAS)
Prof. Min Chen (National Natural Science Foundation-Outstanding Youth Foundation) from Fudan University
Prof. Xiao Huang (National Natural Science Foundation-Outstanding Youth Foundation) from Nanjing University of Technology
Prof. Shuhui Sun (Canada) from Hunan Agricultural University
Dr. Xiongwei Wu from Hunan Agricultural University.
Prof. Jiang Gong is dedicated to the carbonization of (waste) polymers and their applications. So far, he has published 82 SCI papers in international journals, including Prog. Polym. Sci., Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., and PNAS. These papers have been cited more than 1700 times by international journals such as Science. In particular, the concept of “controlled carbonization” of polymers has been proposed recently (Prog. Polym. Sci. 2019, 94, 1-32), which provides a new method for large-scale conversion of urban and industrial waste polymers into high value-added carbon materials (e.g., carbon nanotube and graphene), and can be conducive to reducing “White Pollution”.