On January 8, 2018 National Science and Technology Awards Conference was grandly convened in Beijing. Southeast University won seven awards, among which five awards were granted with Southeast University as the first completion unit. In addition, the school won two second prizes of National Prize for Natural Sciences, two second prizes of National Science and Technology Progress Award and one second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award for Special Project. As the first completion unit, the number of general project awards was ranked No. 6 among Chinese universities. The total number of awards was ranked No. 7 among Chinese universities and top 1 in Jiangsu Province.
Southeast University focuses on basic cutting-edge and original innovations to serve national strategies and socio-economic development. The award-winning team of Southeast University this time considered young and middle-aged scientific research power as the backbone. The award-winning projects have not only covered National Science and Technology Progress Award, indicating the great achievements made by Southeast University in serving national strategies and national economic development; but also included National Prize for Natural Sciences focusing on cutting-edge and significant science and technology discoveries, highlighting the school’s leap forward development in the cutting-edge and basic theoretical researches.
The project titled “The Free Modulation or Real-time Control of Space Waves and Surface Plasmon Waves by New Microwave Metamaterial” led by Professor Cui Tiejun won the second prize of National Prize for Natural Sciences, which witnessed the second time that the team of Professor Cui Tiejun won the second prize of National Prize for Natural Sciences since 2014. This project broke through the equivalent medium representation method of traditional analog metamaterials, creatively proposed the digital metamaterials represented by 0 and 1, and established a new system of digital coding and field programmable metamaterials. The team took the lead in the worldwide area to study the artificial SPP metamaterials from the perspective of microwave transmission line and proposed an ultra-thin and conformal SPP transmission line highlighting superior performance. Therefore, they have opened up a new branch in the microwave field based on SPP mode and realized the leap-type development of metamaterials from following-up and paralleling running to the forefront of the world.
The project titled “Phonon Transmission Theory and Energy Dissipation Model of Friction Interface” completed under the leadership of Professor Chen Yunfei won the second prize of National Prize for Natural Sciences. Upon the researches for over two decades, the project team finally found the quantitative relationship between the frictional force and the phonon frequency, and thus took the initiative in the world in proposing the minimum conditions for the thermal conductivity of multilayer film, which has become an universal method among international peers to seek the minimum thermal conductivity of the multilayer film. The scientific discovery would provide the possibility of achieving active regulation of friction coefficient and thermal conductivity in engineering.
The project tilted “Key Technologies and Applications of Collaborative Design and Intelligent Service of Multi-Mode Public Transportation Network in Cities” under the leadership of Professor Wang Wei won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, which witnessed the fifth time of prize-winning since 2002, 2003, 2007 and 2012. Besides, it was also the fourth time for Southeast University, as the first completion unit to win the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. The project has developed the multi-mode bus network supply and demand identification and collaborative design, multi-mode public transport network co-simulation and platform construction, multi-mode ground public transportation green-wave cooperative control and multi-mode public transportation system intelligent services, etc. to form a complete set of technical and system equipment regarding cross-sectoral and cross-industrial coordinated operation and intelligent services of public transportation system. This project has realized the technical breakthroughs in terms of coordinated design, coordination control and intelligent services, etc. of multi-mode public transportation network in cities.
The project titled “Air-ground Integrated Technical Development and Equipment Manufacturing of Land Survey and Monitoring” completed under the leadership of Professor Wang Qing won the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. This project has overcome the difficulties in light and small drone aerial survey, dynamic scene matching and positioning, embedded large-capacity survey data organization and on-site processing of massive images, etc.. Besides, the team has also developed the air-ground integrated land survey technology system and series equipment for large-scale remote sensing, drone monitoring in key areas, CCD intelligent discovery of land use changes and handheld devices for accurate investigation.”
The underwater acoustic team won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award for Special Project. This was the second time that our school has won such award since 2006.
It is reported that Southeast University has won 30 awards as the first completed unit since 2010, including one first prize and six second prizes for national technical inventions, six second prizes for National Prize for Natural Sciences, one first prize and fifteen second prizes for National Science and Technology Progress Award, and one second prize for National Science and Technology Progress Award for Special Project.