From August 7th to 10th, the 18th International Symposium on Silicon Chemistry (ISOS-XVIII) & the 6th Asian Silicon Symposium (ASiS-6), hosted by Shandong University, was held in Jinan.
This symposium was co-organized by China Association of Fluorine and Silicone Industry (CAFSI) and Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ICCAS). It is for the first time that this Symposium hosted in China in the past 53 years since its launching, which attracted more than 700 scholars from home and abroad to attend.
On the opening ceremony, Vice Present of SDU Li Shucai made a congratulatory speech for the symposium. The chairman of the symposium, Prof. Feng Shengyu from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of SDU, made an opening address.
The symposium lasted for four days and on each day there were four parallel sessions for displaying the forefront research results in Silicon Chemistry and Material Science, which mainly focused on aspects from organic silicone monomers to organic silicone polymers and the application of organic silicone material. This displayed the characteristics of organic silicone chemistry and its materials, and the widely application of organic silicone materials in aviation, aerospace, daily chemical industry and construction, etc. As many as 9 plenary lectures, 47 invited lectures, 70 oral presentations, and 22 brief presentations were given in this symposium.
Among them, the reporters and speakers of this symposium included Russian academician Aziz M. Muzafarov from the Russian University of Science and Technology, Polish academician Bogdan Marciniec from the University of Poznan Mickiewicz, Chinese academician of CAS Xi Zhenfeng from Peking University, Chinese academician of CAS Qian Yitai from Shandong University, and six Frederic Stanley Kipping Award (known as the "Nobel Prize" in Silicon Chemistry) winners incuding Richard Laine, Michael A. Brook, Mitsuo Kira, Yitzhak Apeloig, Akira Sekiguchi, Robert West, and Kohei Tamao.
Prof. Zhang Jie from SDU made a 50-minute invited lecture in this Symposium. The Symposium attracted more than 200 international attendants including experts and scholars from Germany, the U.S, Japan, Canada, France, Russia, the U.K, Korea, Poland, Australia, Israel, etc.
The "Silicon Youth Spring" section was specially for young researchers under 30 years old, in which 22 young scientific researchers from all over the world gave 3-minutes brief presentations one by one. They used their unique methods to present their understandings, inspirations, and unique experiences on silicon chemistry. The attraction to the youth was fully embodied in this section, and thus it was highly praised by the symposium attendants.
This symposium provided an opportunity for participants to get a whole picture of the forefront and technology of silicon chemistry, and promoted the development of the science, technology and industry of silicon in the world. The holding of it marks that international academic circles of silicon chemistry have admitted and acknowledged the academic level of Chinese silicon chemistry and the development of its industry. Meanwhile, it also introduced SDU and its research progress in organic silicon to international academic circles, which enlarged the university’s clouts to the international academic circle.
Translated by: Yin Qize
Photo by: Mao Chenxin, Xie Mengya
Edited by: Xie Tingting, Song Yijun