Opening Ceremony of the Sino-German Summer School 2021 was Held

On June 21, the Sino-German Summer School, jointly initiated by the School of Materials Science and Engineering(SMSE) and the Office of International Affairs, opened in the Academic Exchange Center.


The opening ceremony of the event was hosted by Prof. Feng Tao from the SMSE. Wang Han, Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs, delivered a welcome speech, and Prof. Zeng Haibo, Dean of SMSE, introduced the overview of the school, the characteristics of discipline development and the achievements of international cooperation. Zeng Haibo announced the official opening of the Sino-German Summer School.


Prof. Horst Hahn, Director of the Institute of Nanotechnology of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, briefly introduced the basic of Herbert Gleiter Institute of Nanoscience (HGI) and the program of 2021 summer school.


Prof. Halard Fuchs, Director of the Center for Nanotechnology of the University of Münster, introduced the history of HGI, the current status of the research work and the future development plan as well as the basic information of the University of Münster.


The Sino-German Summer School is one of the annual international series of events organized by SMSE and has been held for the fourth time since the establishment of the HGI in 2012.   


The summer school has invited many internationally renowned experts and scholars to give a total of 21 presentations. The scholars include Prof. Horst Hahn, member of the German Academy of Sciences, foreign member of the US Academy of Engineering, member of the European Academy of Sciences; Prof. Harald Fuchs, member of the German Academy of Sciences/Engineering and member of the European Academy of Sciences; and Prof. Gerhard Wilde, Director of the Institute of Materials Physics at the University of Münster.


The theme of the 2021 Sino-German Summer School is "New Advances in Nanomaterials and Quantum Materials", with lectures on high entropy alloys, metallic glass materials, advanced ceramic materials, and carbon nanomaterials.