A delegation from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) visited BAM last week. The visit came after Zheng Wang from ECUST completed a research stay at BAM in 2016. Since both ECUST and BAM have similar fields of research the visit was seen as a potential starting point for a future cooperation.
BAM President Prof. Dr. Ulrich Panne welcomed the guests, including Prof. LIU Changsheng, ECUST vice president and professor of biomaterials. The members of the delegation showed a short video about the university and explained their various research disciplines.
Prof. Birgit Skrotzki, head of the Experimental and Model Based Mechanical Behaviour of Materials division, Prof. Jens Günster, head of the Ceramic Processing und Biomaterials division and Bernhard Schartel, head of the Technical Properties of Polymeric Materials division represented BAM and their fields of work.
The presentations were followed by a guided tour through the labs. The guests were very impressed by BAM’s research projects and are interested in cooperating in the field of materials technology and construction materials. ECUST already cooperates with Technische Universität Berlin on a Ph.D. programme, exchanging bachelor students and joint research projects.
This was not the only reason for ECUST to visit BAM: Prof. WU Wei, deputy director of the ECUST International Affairs Office, who organised the delegation’s trip, knew BAM from his postdoc days. He had completed a research stay at BAM for a few months. ECUST has a long tradition of networking with German universities and research institutes and this should be continued in Berlin.