Prof. RL Smith Jr. and Dr. HX Guo from Tohoku University (Japan) gave lectures
As invited by Prof. Zhen Fang, from September 24th to 26th, 2019, Prof. Richard Lee Smith, Jr. and Assistant Prof. Haixin Guo from the School of Environmental Sciences, Supercritical Fluids Center, Tohoku University (Japan), visited our College of Engineering.
In the morning of September 25th, the chair of Agricultural Mechanization Department & Traffic and Vehicle Engineering Department, Prof. Ruiyin He; Professor Zhen Fang; the deputy director of the International Office of College, Mr. Biao Guo; and Dr. LJ Xu, met with Prof. Smith and Dr. HX Guo in Room C302, Yuxian Building. Mr. B Guo welcomed the arrival of Prof. Smith and Dr. HX Guo. He briefly introduced the current situation and history of the college from the aspects of college scale, subject setting, scientific research, international exchange and cooperation. Prof. RY He said that Prof. Z Fang has a long-term cooperative relationship with Supercritical Fluid Center at Tohoku University. He hopes that this visit will further enhance friendship and deepen cooperation in research, promote the development of international student exchanges and other activities, particularly to jointly host the 2020 “6th International Symposium & Exhibition on Aqua Science and Water Resources” (ISASWR-2020) holding in our college (Nanjing, Pukou).
Prof. Smith thanked the College for the hospitality. He gave a detailed introduction about Supercritical Fluid Center, Tohoku University, and its research fields, including supercritical fluid technology, green chemical processes, and also showed the research results in the field of green chemical processes for energy, food, chemicals and materials. He said that he hopes to deepen the inter-school cooperation relationship with our college in research and promote the exchange of teachers and students. Finally, he presented the key topics for the upcoming “ISASWR-2020” and both sides had a brief discussion.
In the afternoon of September 25th, Prof. Smith and Dr. HX Guo gave two invited lectures to teachers and students on “Green Chemical Processes for Energy, Food, Chemicals and Materials” and “Catalytic Systems with Ionic Liquid Additives for the Production of Platform Chemicals and Biofuels”, respectively. The academic lectures bring new enlightenment to the audiences on the directions of renewable energy and resources research and development.
Professor Richard Lee. Smith, Jr, obtained his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is Professor of Supercritical Fluid Center, School of Environmental Sciences at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), specializing in thermodynamics, physical properties, supercritical fluids, and green processes. He is also the Region Editor (Asia) of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids and the editorial board member of Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries. He has published more than 260 papers, patents and book chapters with H index of 48.
Dr. Haixin Guo, Female, Assistant Professor of Supercritical Fluid Center, School of Environmental Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan. She is committed to work in green chemistry, biomass resources that are transformed into high value-added chemicals with supercritical fluid-ionic liquid technology, separation engineering and other green chemical processes. In 2012 she obtained master degree in environmental engineering from Nankai University and in 2018 received doctorate in environmental science from Tohoku University. In April 2018, she worked at the Supercritical Fluid Center of Tohoku University and in May was quickly promoted to Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Tohoku University.
2019年9月24日-26日应方真教授邀请，日本东北大学环境科学学院Richard Lee. Smith, Jr教授和郭海心助理教授应邀来访我院。9月25日上午，农业机械化系/交通与车辆工程系主任何瑞银教授、方真教授、工学院办公室副主任郭彪等在育贤楼C302会见了Smith教授一行。
9月25日下午，Smith教授和郭海心助理教授分别为我院师生作“Green Chemical Processes for Energy, Food, Chemicals and Materials”“离子液体催化生物质转化的机理研究”的专题报告。学术报告为学院师生带来许多关于新能源研究和发展方向的新启示。
Richard Lee. Smith, Jr教授，美国佐治亚理工学院化学工程学士、硕士和博士。日本东北大学环境科学学院超临界流体中心教授，致力于热力学、物理特性、超临界流体和绿色过程等方面研究。兼任Journal of Supercritical Fluids杂志亚洲地区主编以及Springer Nature，Biofuels and Biorefineries系列丛书编委。他发表了260余篇论文、专利和书章节等，H指数为48。