IOP Holds First Annual Postdoctoral Conference
The First IOP Annual Postdoctoral Conference was held at the Institute of Physics (IOP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on December 10, 2019, organized by the Human Resources Department of IOP and undertaken by IOP Postdoctor Association. The purpose of the conference was to build a platform for academic exchange on current scientific frontiers for IOP postdoctors. More than 70 postdoctors from "One Village and Three Lakes" of IOP attended the annual conference.
Hu Jiangping, deputy director of IOP, Chai Ying, deputy director at Postdoctoral Fund Management Office of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, Li Xiaofeng, deputy director at Division of Institution and Post Management of CAS Bureau of Personnel, and Liu Haimeng, deputy executive director at CAS Postdoctor Association, attended the conference. The annual conference was presided over by Zhou Changzhu, director of IOP Human Resources Department.
In the morning, Deputy Director Hu Jiangping delivered an opening speech. He reviewed the development history of IOP postdoctors, stressed the significance of postdoctors in the research work of IOP, and pointed out three symbolic meanings of the conference: Postdoctors, as an important research force, have become the mainstay of scientific research of IOP; IOP has become internationalized in the arrangement of its researchers, in line with the first-class institutions of the developed countries; IOP is one of the best research platforms for cultivating postdoctors. Afterward, Li Xiaofeng, deputy director at Division of Institution and Post Management of CAS Bureau of Personnel, gave a brief introduction of the current status of CAS postdoctors and the CAS policy of Special Research Assistants. In addition, he acknowledged the significance of having the current conference.
The conference set the "outstanding postdoctor award". The first "outstanding postdoctor award" was conferred on Dr. Wang Li of SF1 group and Dr. Chen Hui of N04 group. At the conference, Deputy Director Hu Jiangping presented the awards and congratulated the two winners. After the awarding ceremony, Chai Ying, deputy director at Postdoctoral Fund Management Office of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, elaborated on the details of all supporting funds provided by the Foundation, including the characteristics, application processes, evaluation processes and fund managements of the general fund, the special fund (in the station), the special fund (pre-station) and the postdoctoral innovative talent support program. Subsequently, the two winners respectively made excellent reports on their work: "Preparation of 100-square-centimetre single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride monolayer" and "Atomically precise, custom-design graphene origami ".
In the afternoon, postdoctors from various laboratories made 25 fascinating reports on the latest achievements in their respective fields, and had extensive exchanges on hotspot issues. After the conference, 3 best reports and 10 excellent reports were selected through on-site voting.
The conference has further promoted the cooperation and exchange among IOP postdoctors, providing a platform for them to understand the current development of various disciplines at IOP, and communicate issues covering scientific research and career development. From now on, IOP will further innovate the form of postdoctoral activities, enrich the content of exchanges, and explore new modes of postdoctoral training to make the group stronger.
The annual conference
Hu Jiangping delivers a speech
Li Xiaofeng delivers a speech
Liu Haimeng delivers a speech on behalf of CAS Postdoctor Association
Hu Jiangping presents the "outstanding postdoctor award" to two winners
Chai Ying makes a report