On the afternoon of July, 27, 2022, after attending the conference to establish IMU Advisory Council for Development Strategies & conference to boost the “Double-First-Class” construction, Zhang Qingjie, Zou Zhigang, Zhao Dongyuan and Zhao Jincai, four academicians of CAS, Prof. Kang Feiyu and Prof. Zhang Fan had a symposium with teacher representatives from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering(SCCE) of IMU and IMU Academy of Energy and Materials Chemistry(AEMC) on the building and development of chemistry and materials science. Wu Limin, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee and executive vice president of IMU and Liu Jiuwan, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee, attended the symposium.
At the symposium, Liu Jian, research fellow and special-term dean of SCCE, introduced the building of the discipline of chemistry and materials science, measures taken by SCCE and the corresponding effect, existing problems and solutions to the problems and progress of the key researches. Zhao Yan, research fellow with AEMC, and Lan Kun and Zhao Zaiwang, special-term research fellows who hold Position A3 of Steed Plan of IMU, respectively introduced their research achievements and future plans. Five teacher representatives of the chemistry and marials science-Research fellow Guo Shuo, Prof. Wang Lei, Prof. Wang Wenbo, Research fellow Nan Ding and Prof. Dong Alidertu, gave their respective reports on their research work named Chemical Industry of Calcium Fluoride and Chemistry of Organic Fluorine in Inner Mongolia, Photoelectrochemistry and Corrosion Prevention, Construction of Innovation Consortium to Promote the Industrial Upgrading and Development, Research and Industrialization of New Material: Graphine and Analysis of Milk Product Security and on the plans of their future work.
Zhang Qingjie, academician of CAS, addresses the symposium.
Zou Zhigang, academician of CAS, addresses the symposium.
Zhao Dongyuan, academician of CAS, addresses the symposium.
Zhao Jincai，academician of CAS, addresses the symposium.
Wu Limin, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee and executive vice president of IMU, addresses the symposium.
Four academicians carefully listened to the reports. They affirmed the achievements made by SCCE in the construction of the discipline of chemistry and materials science and precisely analyzed and commented on the existing problems and restraining factors the discipline is faced with. And the academiciansgavethe following constructive suggestions on the construction and development direction of the discipline. First, importance should be attached to undergraduate education and basic education and make a perfect balance between teaching and scientific research so as to cultivate first-class undergraduate students and provide reserve force for the development of the discipline. Second, more support should be given to the young scientific and technological talents, and a tailored 5-to-10-year development plan for every young talent should be made on the basis of their weaknesses and strengths to properly guide the young talents in their research work and research direction. Third, based on China’s strategic needs and the local resource advantages, the discipline should determine a research direction with unique characteristics, according to which big research teams should be formed and a “scientific master+research team” operation model constructed so as to conduct joint research in an organized way with effective resources. And the discipline should establish the long-term cooperation with local leading enterprises to deepen its research, expand its research direction, and deliver great achievements through cooperation. Fourth, equal importance should be attached to the construction of research platforms and that of talent teams. And based on the local unique resources and advantages in energy, high-level research platforms should be established. The cooperation with enterprises should be strengthened to establish joint labs to cultivate postgraduate students jointly and improve the quality to cultivate students and implement the research projects. SCCE should well integrate its discipline with the disciplines of other schools of IMU and the disciplines of other universities and better the discipline construction through collaborative innovation and mutual complementation of advantages. Fifth, the construction of applied technology research teams should be strengthened, the advanced mechanism and model explored, the guiding policies for the benefits from the transformation of research achievements clarified, do well in the research achievement transformation, especially the transformation of important research achievements that are very influential for the whole society. The constructive advice of academicians of CAS resulted in the warm responses from other symposium attendees, which brought about a heated discussion among the attendees about the construction of the discipline of chemistry and materials science.
Wu Limin, deputy secretary of IMU CPC Committee and executive vice president of IMU, said that the academicians of CAS gave their valuable advice and ardent expectations on establishing big research teams, big research platforms and making big achievements centering around “Double-First-Class” construction, “Joint Building of IMU by the Ministry of Education and IMAR Government”, development plan during “14th Five Year Plan ” period and existing problems of chemistry and materials science. Wu hoped that SCCE should seriously adopt the advice from the academicians, strengthen the plan for the discipline development, optimize the model for the cultivation of students and talents, continuously highlight the unique characteristics of the discipline and continuously expand the way for the discipline development. Wu also hoped that SCCE should give full play to its discipline’s advantages, form strong research teams, build strong research platforms, have a clear mentality for the future development, keep the sensitivity for the direction of the discipline’s development and continuously improve the level of the discipline building so as to contribute to IMU’s “Double-First-Class” construction .