Science Bridge Report

 1. Key outcomes

1.1 Knowledge transfer

1.1.1  Joint laboratories and centers

1.1.1.1 SJTU-QUB Joint Laboratory

1.1.1.2 SHU-QUB Joint Laboratory

1.1.1.3 UK-China Science Bridge Concrete Centre

1.1.1.4 Joint laboratory for cementitious materials, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology

1.1.1.5 Joint Laboratory on Sustainable Construction, Shanghai Jiaotong University

1.1.1.6 UK-China Science Bridge Concrete Durability Monitoring Station

1.1.2 Lab and field experiments  

1.1.2.1Intelligent optimized algorithms have been employed in several Chinese power stations

1.1.2.2 Wireless data acquisition system has been employed in Nantong sewage treatment company

1.1.2.3 Hybrid network measurement and monitoring system is established in Baosteel company

1.1.2.4 Instruments was validated

1.1.2.5 The real system data of power network is collected from the Jiangsu Power Company

1.1.3 Collaborative agreement

1.1.3.1 Collaborative agreement between QUB and The Institute of Concrete Technology

1.1.3.2 Collaborative agreement between the UK Concrete Society/The Institute of Concrete Technology and the UK-China Science Bridge Concrete Centre

1.2 Training

1.2.1 Professional training programme, Chongqing Municipal Commission of Urban-Rural Development (2011)

1.1.2 Joint training of PhD students

1.2.3 Training of PhD students

1.2.4 Training of undergraduates

1.2.5 Staff and student exchang

1.3 Thematic workshops and UK-China forum

1.3.1 2010 International Conference on Life System Modeling and Simulation & 2010 International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy

1.3.2 2nd International Conference on Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment

1.3.3 UK-China Science Bridge Forum

1.3.4 International conference ‘Structural Faults & Repair 2010’

1.3.5 The First UK-China Innovation Symposium on Durability of Concrete

1.3.6 International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures

1.3.7 International Conference on the Durability of Concrete Structures

1.3.8 International workshop ‘Entrepreneurship, commercialisation & intellectual property management’ Belfast (June 2010)

1.3.9 International workshop ‘In situ monitoring and assessment of concrete structures’, Belfast (June 2010)

1.3.10 UK-China workshop and PhD student summer school on smart grids  

1.4 Joint publications

1.5 Research and Education collaboration agreements

1.5.1Collaborative Research agreements

1.5.2 collaborative education agreements

1.6 Academic exchange

2 Impact

2.1 Strengthening research collaboration

2.1.1 Team building between QUB and China

2.1.2 Distinguished Visiting Research Fellowship from the Royal Academy of Engineering

2.2 Raising the profile of research excellence of China-UK partners

2.2.1 Prizes and Awards

2.2.1.1 The First prize for Science and Technology Progress of Shang, 2011

2.2.1.2 The First Prize for China Mechanical Industry, 2009

2.2.1.3 The second prize for Science and Technology Progress of Shang, 2009

2.2.1.4 The Creation Prize for the International Industry Fair, 2010

2.2.1.5 Best Paper Award at the 2011 International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC 2011)

2.2.1.6 Best Paper Award at the 2010 International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (ICMIC 2011)

2.2.1.7 IMarEST Denny Medal for Dr W Naeem

2.2.2. Honours

2.3 Publicity

2.3.1 Demonstration at 2010 Shanghai World Expo

2.3.2 The Exhibit of 2010 China International Industry Fair

2.3.3 The Exhibit of 2010 China International Industry Fair

2.3.4 UK Concrete Show (February 2012)

2.3.5 ‘UK Innovations 2010’ international exhibition, Shanghai (03-18 September 2010)

2.4 Partner University

2.4.1 Internationalization of both UK and China

2.4.1.1 State Councillor Madame Yandong Liu visits to Queen’s University Belfast in 2012

2.4.1.2 Vice Chancellor's visit to Shanghai University in 2009

2.4.1.3 Vice Chancellor's visit to Shanghai University in 2011

2.4.1.4 ISAC meets UK Secretary of State for Business in October, 2010

2.4.1.5 The Delegation of Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University Visiting to Queen’s University Belfast in 2011

2.4.1.6 The Delegation of Shanghai Jiaotong University Visiting to Queen’s University Belfast in 2012

2.4.1.7 The Delegation from Tsinghua University to QUB (April 2010)

2.4.1.8 The Delegation from QUB to China (September 2010)

2.4.1.9 Meeting with Institute of Building Materials, China Academy of Building Materials (September 2010)

2.4.1.10 Delegation from QUB to China (September 2011)

3 Sustainability

3.1 Joint projects

3.2 Joint laboratory