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  Project Led by Professor Yan Xinping Obtained a National Science and Technology Award of 2016

  On January 9th, the National Science and Technology Award Conference was held in Beijing by the CPC Central Committee and the State Council. Party and state leader Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Liu Yunshan and Zhang Gaoli attended the conference and conferred awards to winners. Two scientific projects led and participated by WUT were awarded the National Science and Technology Award of 2016.

  National Engineering Research Center for Water Transport Safety of WUT is the first complete unit of the awarded project -- “Key Technology and Application of National Advanced Inland Waterway Channel Shipping Operation System”. As the director of the Research Center, Professor Yan Xinping led the project and spent over 10 years on it. The project has obtained designing methods and designing standards of national advanced waterway shipping operation system and a series of innovative achievements of public service system of “One Plan, Two Networks and Four Platforms”. The project haspromoted the leapfrog development of informatization of water transport industry of our country and made significant contributions to core competitiveness of the industry. The project won the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress of 2016.

  WUT participated in another awarded project—“Packaged Technology and Application of Co-processing Solid Waste in Cement Kiln under Ecological Principles with High Efficiency”. Led by Li Yeqing (vice director of State Key Laboratory of Silicate Materials for Architectures, chief distinguished expert of University-Industry-Research Cooperation, and president of Huaxin Cement Co.,Ltd), the project won the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress of 2016.