By Wang Weili
On 18 November, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering published 2021 academician increase list. The reporter learnt from municipal association for science and technology academician contact service department that 3 Nantong scientists: Wan Baonian, Liu Jiaping and Sun Youhong were elected. After PRC was founded, there have been 52 academicians of the two academies from Nantong, including 32 academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 20 academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Wan Baonian, born in Jiangsu Hai’an, is a research in Institute of plasma physics, Hefei academy of material sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He works on magnetic confinement fusion over a long period of time and leads in plasma physics experiment research of national major scientific engineering nuclear fusion experimental device. In the past few years, he led lab teams in achieving many original achievements in high performance, steady and long pulse plasma research.
Liu Jiaping, born in Jiangsu Hai’an, is the chief professor of Southeast University, a civil engineering materials expert, is the academic leader of concrete shrinkage crack control and ultra high performance field. Liu Jiaping has been working on ‘shrinkage crack control’ and ‘ultra high performance’ for a long time. He invented a series of functional civil engineering materials, created shrinkage reduction and crack prevention, mechanical properties improvement and rheological property control key technological groups, which were applied in more than 110 major projects including Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.
Sun Youhong, born in Jiangsu Rugao, is deputy secretary of CPC Committee and president of China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and a doctor of engineering. He works on potential oil and gas resources drilling, scientific investigation and bionic equipment. He is in charge of more than 40 research projects of Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of natural resources, Ministry of education and national natural science foundation.