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Exchange & Cooperation

Exchange and cooperation

The laboratory adheres to the tradition of Sino-foreign exchanges and opening up, and continuously strengthens scientific and technological cooperation and exchanges at home and abroad. It has established close cooperative relations with many world-renowned scientific research institutions and enterprises, such as Alabama University in the United States, Queen's University Belfast in the United Kingdom, and Notre Dame in the United States. Research institutes such as the University, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Nagoya University, Japan, and Japan's Mitsubishi Materials, Shell, Ford, Bekaert, Belgium, Sinopec, PetroChina, CNOOC and other well-known enterprises.

Many internationally renowned ionic liquid experts, such as Professor RD Rogers, the winner of the US President's Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Professor Fellow KR Seddon, the founder of ionic liquids and fellow the Royal Society, American Society of Chemistry Julius Steiglitz Award and PPEPPD's JM Prausnitz Award winner, were invited to be “Chinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists” and conducted long-term and stable academic exchanges with the laboratory. Based on the long-term cooperation between the laboratory and many universities in Denmark, Thailand, Adelaide and CAS-TWAS Green Technology Center of Excellence, the company has trained more than 90 graduate students at home and abroad, providing a good space and platform for expanding students' international horizons.

The laboratory regularly organizes, undertakes or co-organizes international and domestic academic conferences, and continuously strengthens cooperation and exchanges in the field of ionic liquids at home and abroad. In 2008, the Asia-Pacific International Conference on Ionic Liquids and Green Processes (APCIL) was launched and founded, which has become one of the international conferences with significant influence in this field. Organized and hosted more than 10 relevant academic conferences. Laboratory researchers have been invited to give special invitations to the conference at international and domestic conferences. They have also hosted many domestic and international conferences while attending academic conferences.

In 2011, 9 foreign experts were invited to visit the laboratory, including 5 professors such as Kenneth Richard Seddon, Joan F. Brennecke, Sheng Dai, Wei Liu, Ah-Hyung (Alissa) Park, and two foreigners known as Kira Matus and Junliang Sun. Scholars gave us a wonderful speeches, including Professor Seddon of Queen's University in the application of ionic liquids in supercritical CO2, application of ionic liquids in biocatalysis, application of ionic liquids in asymmetric catalysis, etc. In this aspect, the graduate students of this laboratory were instructed. Prof. Robin D. Rogers, Professor of Alabama, USA, has been at the international leading level in the study of cellulose dissolution. He has patiently guided laboratory students in the large-scale preparation of functionalized ionic liquids and the development of continuous microreactors, as well as the reaction mechanism of ionic liquids to dissolve cellulose.