On April 18th 2017, the review meeting and awarding ceremony of 2017 Shell Award for Excellence in Energy Research and Innovation were held in Shanghai. Six master and PhD students participating in the Frontier Science Programme from SARI, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, Institute of Process Engineering and ShanghaiTech University were awarded the First Prize.
The Award jury is composed of experts from Shell headed by Mr. Adam Hillier, VP Computational & Analytical Technology and Mr. Ajay Mehta, General Manager Long Range Research.
During the awarding ceremony, Prof. Sun Yuhan, Vice President of SARI reviewed the cooperation with Shell and thanked Shell for its long-term support and the award to inspire young students. Mr. Adam Hillier thought highly of the performance of each student and hoped more fruitful results would be achieved in the Phase II frontier science collaboration.
SARI and Shell have forged a strategic partnership regarding frontier Science Programme since 2012 and Shell Award for Excellence in Energy Research and Innovation is set up to stimulate and reward excellence in innovation and scientific exploration by Chinese students in the frontier sciences in 2015. The Excellence Award is supported by Shell annually.
After the ceremony, the parties had some in-depth technical discussion. Mr. Ajay Mehta gave a lecture on Shell’s long range research and had good discussion with researchers and students on the topics of future energy development and commercialization. Prof. Liu Zhi, Duputy Dean of School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University gave an overview of ShanghaiTech University and the joint lab with SARI on low carbon energy. Prof. Sun Yuhan introduced SARI and its clean energy strategy. Experts from each party exchanged ideas on topics of common interest and the focus of future collaboration.
The delegates also paid a visit to CAS Key Laboratory of Low-Carbon Conversion Science& Engineering, labs of ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility and Carbon Data and Carbon Evaluation Research Center after the meeting.
Mr. Ajay Mehta gave a lecture on Shell’s long range research
Prof. Sun Yuhan introduced SARI
Prof. Liu Zhi introduced ShanghaiTech University
CAS Key Laboratory of Low-Carbon Conversion Science& Engineering
Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility
Laser facility tour