Prof. Bernd Meyer honored as Distinguished Scientist by the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Recognition as leading international expert for carbon conversion technologies for the sustainable utilization of primary and secondary carbon resources and his international engagement in promoting a circular carbon economy.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Meyer, Director of the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC) from the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, has been awarded the accolade as Distinguished Scientist by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as part of its CAS President’s International Fellowship (PIFI) Program. This award recognizes international talents who are well established and internationally recognized scientists in their respective research fields, having obtained outstanding scientific accomplishment and prestigious international honors, awards or prizes. Every year, applications for the CAS international Fellowship Program for Distinguished Scientists is restricted at around 200 applicants. In 2018, 31 international experts from multiple disciplines from eleven countries are selected and recognized with this high-level distinction, out of which four are from Germany. Prof. Meyer is one of eight recipients of the CAS PIFI award for Distinguished Scientists in the field of engineering and information technology. With this award, distinguished scientists receive a 10-year China visa.

The CAS PIFI award honors Prof. Meyer’s expertise as a leading international expert in the field of gasification and his international engagement in promoting sustainable carbon utilization and the transformation from a linear to circular carbon economy. In his lecture tour at the CAS between 24-29 June 2018, Prof. Meyer held talks on the demands on conversion technologies for the sustainable utilization of primary and secondary carbon sources and presented on international R&D activities and developments in this area at two CAS institutes namely the Institute of Coal Chemistry (CAS ICC) and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (CAS IET). In addition to intensive discussions with CAS colleagues about opportunities for intensifying collaboration between Germany and China in the field of sustainable utilization of carbon resources, he also visited the extensive laboratory facilities and numerous pilot-plants of CAS to obtain a first-hand experience of their highly impressive R&D developments and associated industry applications.

Prof. Meyer is accompanied on the lecture tour to CAS by Dr. Roh Pin Lee who leads the technology assessment research division at IEC. Dr. Lee has been invited to give a talk at the CAS ICC as part of the Foreign Experts Program of the Shanxi Province. Her presentation shares research results from her junior research group STEEP-CarbonTrans funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in particularly on the integration of social sciences into the early stages of technology R&D so as to facilitate effective scientific and technology communication and societal uptake of innovative technologies for the sustainable utilization of domestic carbon resources.

Further information:

Contact person: Dr. Roh Pin Lee, Tel 49 3731/39-4423

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