Recently, the Energy Polymer Engineering Technology Research Center set up by the School of Chemistry and Materials Science of the South-central University for Nationalities has been checked and approved by the Science and Technology Department of the Hubei Province. This is the fourth engineering technology research center of the school verified by the Science and Technology Department of Hubei Province.
With the rapid social and economic development, more energy-related issues have appeared, such as the ever shortening energy supply, improper energy industry structure, low energy use efficiency, low utilization rate of the renewable energy, lack of key technologies in the development of the renewable energy. These problems have been more and more serious in recent years. The Energy Polymer Material Engineering Technology Research Center of the Hubei Province is committed to long-term research of the energy catalytic materials, energy converting materials and the energy polymer materials, and stands out in the energy materials research & development of the Hubei Province as it has distinct features and advantage. An academic group of high-level performance, rich practical experience, strong innovation capacity and complementary academic expertise and team-work consciousness has been formed. They are properly equipped and have established a good academic atmosphere.
In the past 3 years, the center has undertaken 1 key project funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 13 other projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 project funded by New Century Excellent Talent Project of the Ministry of Education, 10 more technology projects funded by Hubei Province and Wuhan City, and more than 20 projects entrusted by various enterprises. The center been granted 21 national invention patents, published more than 260 research papers, among which 210 were indexed by SCI and EI. Moreover, 3 PhD (in a joint training with other units) and more than 50 masters were cultivated by the center.
It is reported that SCUN has always been vigorously strengthening the construction of scientific research platform, increasing funding for the scientific researches, which greatly improved the research conditions, optimized the layout of scientific research and enhanced the overall level of scientific research. All this paved the way for the approval for the more technology research centers.