On July 30th, the unveiling ceremony of Science Center for Gas Turbine was officially held at Beihang University. Among the attendees at the ceremony were Xin Guobin, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), Du Zhanyuan, Deputy Minister of Education, Li Fangyong, General Manager of Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC), Ai Tingyuan, Director of the Fourth System Engineering Division of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND), Beihang Party Committee Secretary Cao Shumin, Beihang President Xu Huibin, and Beihang Vice Presidents Tao Zhi and Fang Jiancheng. Yang Shuanchang, Deputy Director of the Equipment Department of MIIT, presided over the ceremony.
At the ceremony, Xin Guobin, Du Zhanyuan, Li Fangyong, Cao Shumin, Xu Huibin and Ai Tingyuan jointly unveiled the plaque for the Center. Besides, Xin Guobin, Du Zhanyuan, Li Fangyong, Cao Shumin and Ai Tingyuan issued the letter of appointment for the director and deputy directors of the Center respectively.
Xin Guobin and Du Zhanyuan delivered their speeches respectively. They both noted the significant importance of the research on aircraft engines and gas turbines, and expressed their expectations for the mission of the Center.
Xu Huibin, as Director of the Science Center for Gas Turbine, also delivered his remarks. He pointed out five key tasks of the Center in the next six years, including carrying out frontier exploration and research, cultivating high-end talents, building basic scientific facilities, expanding international cooperation and exchanges and innovating management and operation mechanism. He said the Center would meet the strategic needs of the country and the overall layout of the special leading group, and continually promote the fundamental research of aero-engines and gas turbines, striking to make breakthrough progress in supporting China's independent innovation and development in this core field.
It is known that the Science Center for Gas Turbine, based at Beihang University and jointly established by Tsinghua University, Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Air Force Engineering University, Aero-Engine Studies Institute of China, etc., will carry out frontier research on aircraft engines and gas turbines under the model of coordinative innovation.
Reported by Tao Yong
Photographed by Shi Yue and Song Chao
Edited by Shi Yue and Lv Xingyun
Translated by Lv Xingyun