Professor Qiu Jianhui from Akita Prefectural University, an alumnus of Chongqing University and a part-time Professor of the School of Aerospace Engineering, received a notice from President Hiroyuki Abe of the Engineering Academy of Japan that he had been elected as a foreign academician of the Engineering Academy in December 2018.
A picture of Professor Qiu Jianhui
The Engineering Academy of Japan was established in 1987. Its members are all important and leading figures from colleges, universities, enterprises and state-owned research institutions that have made noticeable contributions to areas such as engineering, science and technology. There are currently 731 academicians (only 10% of which are aged below 60), including 15 foreign academicians. The Engineering Academy of Japan joined the CAETS in 1990.
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Professor Qiu Jianhui has been studying and working in Japan for nearly 30 years, and has been engaged in teaching and scientific research of materials in colleges and universities. He has made considerable research achievements and published more than 700 papers in areas like preparation of bio-ethanol fuel from renewable biomass resources (used as aviation fuel), mechanical property of bio-degradable composites, conductive composites, and interconnection technology of dissimilar materials and plastic working of composites. Professor Qiu has been dubbed as an outstanding teacher (level S) by his university.
Professor Qiu Jianhui has maintained a long-term partnership with the research team led by Professor Hu Ning of the School of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Since November 2014 when he was appointed as a part-time professor of the School, Professor Qiu has provided a number of constructive advices on development of the School in “fusion and intersection of functional materials and structural materials technology” and “fusion and intersection of material · mechanics”.