On 26 September, Prof. Richard Lee Smith, Jr. and Assistant Prof. Guo Haixin from the School of Environmental Sciences, Supercritical Fluids Center, Tohoku University (Japan), visited our College of Engineering and were received by Prof. He Ruiyin, Director of Agricultural Mechanization Department & Traffic and Vehicle Engineering Department, Prof. Fang Zhen, and Mr. Guo Biao, Deputy Director of the International Office of College, at Room C302, Yuxian Building.
Mr. Guo extended his welcome to Prof. Smith and Assistant Prof. Guo. He gave a brief introduction of the college from the aspects of running scale, subject setting, scientific research, international exchange and cooperation. Prof. He said that Prof. Fang has long-term cooperation relationship with Supercritical Fluid Center of Tohoku University, and hoped that this visit will further enhance both friendship and cooperation, promote international student exchange programs and other activities, particularly to jointly host the 2020“ 6th International Symposium & Exhibition on Aqua Science and Water Resources” (ISASWR-2020) holding in Engineering College (Nanjing, Pukou) .
Prof. Smith thanked for the warm reception and made a detailed introduction about Supercritical Fluid Center, Tohoku University, and his research areas, including supercritical fluid technology and green chemical processes, as well as showed research results in the fields of energy, food, chemicals and materials, with hopes to deepen intercollegiate cooperative relationship with our college and enhance the communication between teachers and students.
In the afternoon, Prof. Smith and Assistant Prof. Guo presented lectures on "Green Chemical Processes for Energy, Food, Chemicals and Materials" and "Research on Mechanism of Biomass Conversion Catalyzed by Ionic Liquid" respectively. The academic lectures bring new enlightenment to the audiences on the directions of renewable energy and resources research and development.
Professor Richard Lee. Smith, Jr, obtained his Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. He is Professor of Supercritical Fluid Center, School of Environmental Sciences at Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan), specializing in thermodynamics, physical properties, supercritical fluids, and green processes. He is also the Region Editor (Asia) of the Journal of Supercritical Fluids and the editorial board member of Springer Book Series – Biofuels and Biorefineries. He has published more than 260 papers, patents and book chapters with H index of 48.
Dr. Haixin Guo, Assistant Professor of Supercritical Fluid Center, School of Environmental Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan. She is committed to work in green chemistry, biomass resources transformed into high value-added chemicals with supercritical fluid-ionic liquid technology, separation engineering and other green chemical processes. In 2012, she obtained her master degree in environmental engineering at Nankai University and in 2018 received doctorate in environmental science from Tohoku University. In April 2018, she worked at the Supercritical Fluid Center of Tohoku University and in May was quickly promoted to Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at Tohoku University.