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Warwick signs engineering agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences

An agreement was signed on Tuesday 16 July to further develop the collaboration between Warwick’s School of Engineering and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IET), a research unit of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).


This agreement will further develop existing collaborations between Warwick and IET by focusing on the areas of advanced compressed air and thermal energy storage technologies, multi-vector energy systems and energy efficiency. The academic teams from both institutions will be sharing their expertise to gain new knowledge, joint publications and significant outputs for both fundamental and applied research in this area.

CAS, which acts as a research and development network, is a merit-based learned society and a degree-awarding body. It manages over 100 research institutes including the IET which covers the areas of Dynamic & Electric Engineering and Energy Science & Technology.

Professor Bai

Professor Chunli Bai, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and Chairman of the Presidium of the Academic Divisions of CAS, was one of just five people who received honorary degrees from the University of Warwick at its 2019 summer graduation ceremonies in July.

As a leading research chemist and expert in nanoscience, Professor Bai's research areas include organic molecular crystal structure, EXAFS (Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure), molecular nanostructure, and scanning tunnelling microscopy. Professor Bai graduated from the Department of Chemistry, Peking University in 1978 and received his MSc and PhD degrees from CAS Institute of Chemistry in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He has been elected member or foreign member of world-known academies of sciences or engineering in approximately 20 countries and territories.