[07-14] GU 2017 Awards for Natural Sciences

Win 2 Second Prizes of the 2016 National Science and Technology Progress Award

On January 9, the 2016 National Science and Technology Award Conference was held in the Great Hall of the People. The "Key Technology of Canton Tower Project" was awarded the second prize. Mr. Tan Ping, Researcher of Earthquake Engineering Research & Test Center of Guangzhou University (GU), received the prize as the second prizewinner of the project. The other project entitled "Key Technologies and Integrated Demonstration of Large-scale Underground Space Construction of High-density Urban Areas" which GU has participated in won the second prize. GU Professor Zhang Jichao from the School of Civil Engineering was honored as the fifth prizewinner of the project.

The "Key Technology of Canton Tower" project was carried out under the direct supervision of Academician Zhou Fulin and Academician Ou Jinping and, responsible person Tan Ping led the technical team to design the anti-seismic system, device working drawings and signal acquisition system of Canton Tower. The project applied the active-passive composite tuning vibration control system into practical engineering for the first time, which realized localization and possessed proprietary intellectual property rights. This cutting-edge research has provide an advanced, effective and economic way for solving anti-seismic and wind resistance problems.

The project has solved some key difficulties including surroundings control, reconstruction and extension as well as safe traversing occurring during the large-scale construction of underground space. It is the first national scientific achievement themed on urban underground space, which has been applied in a total of 130 key projects in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and India and has provided strong theoretical as well as technological support for sustainable exploitation of urban underground space.

“Research and Application of Arch Structure Stability and Optimization Design Key Technology” received the second prize of scientific research outstanding achievement (science and technology) in institutions of higher learning

On February 22, Science and Technology Development Center of the Ministry of Education announced winners of the 2016 annual scientific research outstanding achievement awards (science and technology). Professor Liu Airong, Researcher Fu Jiyang, Associate Researcher Huang Yonghui and Professor Wu Jiurong from Guangzhou University - Tamkang University Engineering Structure Disaster and Control Joint Research Center were awarded the second prize as the primary winner for the "Research and Application of Arch Structure Stability and Optimization Design Key Technology" as the first prizewinners.

Application of the research in the construction of Zhongshan Bridge

Led by Guangzhou University, the project was completed by Sichuan Southwest Jiaotong University Civil Engineering Design Co., Ltd., Guangdong Traffic Vocational and Technical College and Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design Research Institute. The arch structure has been widely used in civil structure because of its large span, beautiful appearance and economical application. However, the stability problem of the arch structure in the design, construction and service process is the focus of the engineers. This project has achieved innovative breakthrough in solving the key technical difficulty of stability of the arch structure and optimization design.

"Design and Control of Damage and Life Span Performance of High-speed Railway Bridge under Strong Earthquake" was assessed as A level by the National Natural Science Foundation Joint Project.

On June 1, the National Natural Science Foundation Joint Project meeting was hosted. The project entitled " Design and Control of Damage and Life Span Performance of High-speed Railway Bridge under Strong Earthquake" hosted by Academician Zhou Fulin, Director of Earthquake Engineering Research & Test Center of Guangzhou University, was assessed as A level. Only 2 units were awarded this award.

This project has established the theoretical system and design method of seismic performance evaluation of high-speed railway bridge and the theoretical system of seismic control for high-speed railway bridge. It makes technological breakthrough for China’s high-way railway bridge construction and promotes China’s technology to be applied all over the world.

Won three 2016 Guangdong Science and Technology Awards

On February 7, winners of the 2016 Guangdong Provincial Science and Technology Award were announced. Guangzhou University (GU) was honored 3 scientific prizes, the number of prizes ranking the eight among all the provincial universities.

The project entitled "Innovation and Practice of the Key Technology of New Green Industrialization Assembly" completed by GU Professor Zhang Jichao of School of Civil Engineering, was awarded the second prize. The project entitled "Micro-quantum Structure Element Excitation and Its Nonlinear Optical Properties" of GU Professor Guo Kangxian was awarded the third prize. GU Professor Wu Yi's "Biological Research and Application of Guangdong Terrestrial Wild Vertebrates" project received the second prize.

Research of GU teacher received a special coverage on AAS Nova 

Doctor Dou Liming from School of Electronic Engineering of Guangzhou University published his article entitled “Discovery of a Mid-infrared Echo from the TDE Candidate in the Nucleus of ULIRG F01004-2237” in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, one of the internationally renowned journals. It has also been selected as an extraordinary research and given a special coverage by the AAS Nova website in the name of “Echoes from a Dying Star”.

Student from School of Physics publishes an article in IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

On May 11, supervised by Professor Yang Ru, student from School of Physics of Guangzhou University published the article entitled “Smale horseshoes and symbolic dynamics in buck-boost DC-DC converter” on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, one of the internationally top journals in the fields of electronics and electrics with its Impact Factor of 6.383.

Teachers and students of School of Chemical Engineering published an article in Catalysis Science & Technology

On February 9, supervised by Professor Li Nan and Researcher Liu Zhaoqing, a research team comprised of students from School of Chemical Engineering of Guangzhou University developed an effective and stable catalytic material and the article has been published on the cover of Catalysis Science & Technology, an internationally academic journal.

The team led by Academician Zhang Jingzhong solved the technology challenge of the mathematics robot

On the evening of June 7, the college entrance examination robot "AI-MATHS" answered the college entrance examination questions in mathematics, receiving 100 points (the total score of 150 points) in 10 minutes. The team led by Academician Zhang Jingzhong from Guangzhou University has involved in developing the key research and development work.

Led by Academician Zhang Jingzhong, the Intelligent Software Institute research team undertook the initial mathematical problems solving project of the robot. Academician Zhang Jingzhong carried out a full technical guidance as General Counsel of the project.

The team led by Academician Zhou Fulin overcomes the seismic problems of Hong Kong - Zhuhai - Macao Bridge

On May 2, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge submarine tunnels have been joined up, marking the main bridge project is open to traffice. As the world's longest cross seismic fault bridge spanning the sea, the seismic design of Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is a challenge. Professor Zhou Fulin, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and Director of Earthquake Engineering Research & Test Center, led his research team to conduct calculation and analysis and set the isolation layer on the top of the pier. Once the earthquakes occur, these isolation layers can reduce the seismic force by two-thirds.

"Earthquake at neither 8 nor 9 grade is frightful." Professor Zhou said. As the world's longest full isolated bridge, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge can be called "the world's most secure cross-sea bridge." At present, the isolation protection technology has been applied in 5,000 houses and 350 bridges.

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