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VP Zheng Weitao met with Prof. Peter J. Stang, Academician of NAS

17, Sep, 2018 Office of Global Engagement 133

On September 16, 2018, Vice President Zheng Weitao met with Professor Peter J. Stang, a member of the National Academy of Sciences of USA from the University of Utah, who was attending the first Future Science Forum of Jilin University.

Zheng first expressed warm welcome and gratitude to Academician Stang for his revisit to Jilin University for the first Future Science Forum. Zheng then made a detailed introduction to the development process, status quo and "double top-class" construction measures of Jilin University. He pointed out that researches in the State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structures and Materials of Jilin University and by Academician Stang share the same field and orientation; and looked forward to availing this opportunity to set up closer academic contacts between the laboratory and Academician Stang for further cooperation in fields such as scientific research and talent training. He expected that with the support and help of Prof. Stang, outstanding young teachers of Jilin University could visit the University of Utah for work and communication through the on-going Talent-training Project of Jilin University.

Prof. Stang first thanked Jilin University for its hospitality and highly praised Jilin University for its chemistry discipline. He pointed out that science could not be separated from international cooperation. Greatly impressed by Chinese scholars' talent and diligence in international cooperation, he expected to promote young scholars of Jilin University to go to the University of Utah for scientific research.

Professor Huang Feihe of the State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering of Zhejiang University, as well as responsible persons of the College of Chemistry and the Office of Global Engagement of Jilin University, also attended the meeting.

Peter J. Stang was awarded as Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of USA (2000), Academician of the American Academy of Humanities and Sciences (2002), Honorary Professor of the Institute of Chemistry of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2005), Foreign Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2006), and Foreign Academician of Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2007). From 2000 to 2001, he acted as the editor in chief of Journal of Organic Chemistry (JOC) of the American Chemical Society. Since 2002, he acted as the editor in chief of Journal of the American Chemistry Society (JACS).