The 3rd Sino-British Cooperation Summit & Advanced Function Materials Forum, hosted by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council and the Sichuan Provincial People's Government, co-sponsored by Sichuan University and the Sichuan Foreign and Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, was held in Chengdu in mid-September. This forum is one of the main sessions of the 17th Western China Overseas High-tech and High Talents Conference. More than 100 people were invited to the forum, including experts and scholars from home and abroad as well as representatives of universities, scientific research institutions and enterprises.
Material science is a traditional and advantageous discipline of Sichuan University. The university has, for a long time, given full play to its multi-disciplinary advantages, developed a number of national key disciplines such as material science and engineering, atomic and molecular physics, and established many key labs such as the State Key Laboratory of Polymer Materials Engineering and other high-level scientific research institutions, Vice President Xu Weilin of SCU said in his speech. “It is hoped that this forum will further promote mutual understanding and cooperation between academic institutions and scientists in advanced function materials at home and abroad, effectively accelerate the transformation of the latest scientific research achievements of advanced function materials, thus making new contributions to driving regional economic development, serving the national development strategy and benefiting the people's livelihood,” he added.
In five keynote speeches, some experts shared their latest research results and frontier knowledge about cutting-edge function materials, and explored the practical applications and development prospects of advanced function materials.