Sichuan Provincial Governor Yin Li presented the Tianfu Friendship Award, initiated by the People's Government of Sichuan Province, to Professor Chul B Park, Member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Engineering, Member of the Korean Academy of Sciences, Senior Foreign Teacher of Sichuan University and Director of the International Advisory Council on Development Strategies of Sichuan University, at the 17th Western China Overseas High－tech and High Talents Conference (OHTC) on September 10th. Professor Park delivered a report along with several other Nobel Prize winners at the conference.
Prof. Chul B Park is internationally renowned as the founder of supercritical fluid-polymer foaming and processing technology. Since 2010, he has established long-term cooperative relationship with the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering of SCU. In 2012, he was selected into the National Bureau of Foreign Experts and the Program of Innovation and Intelligence Introduction Base of the Ministry of Education for Polymer Materials Science and Engineering (111 Program). In 2013, he collaborated with Professor Wang Qi and Professor Li Guangxian of Sichuan University in establishing Sichuan University - the University of Toronto International Polymer Foaming Research Center. A number of cooperative projects at national and provincial levels have helped beef up the supercritical polymer foaming technology in China.
Since 2012, supported by our high-end foreign teacher program, Professor Park has regularly come to Sichuan University to instruct the undergraduate and graduate students in learning the science principle of polymer foaming and cutting-edge technologies, fostering young teachers to engage in scientific research projects. His fruitful cooperation with the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Material Engineering of our university has built a bridge between Sichuan Province and Canada.