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Ding Wenjiang was Awarded Shanghai Meritorious Man Prize in Science & Technology

April 19, 2016      Author: Wu Ying

On the afternoon of April 18, the Shanghai Awarding Conference of Science and Technology was held to honor the scientific and technical workers that have made great contributions to Shanghai's scientific innovation undertakings and the social and economic development. Ding Wenjiang and Jin Yaqiu were awarded the Shanghai Meritorious Man Prize in Science and Technology; five foreign experts were granted the International Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award. At the same time, Shanghai Natural Science Award, Shanghai Technological Invention Award and Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award were granted. Han Zheng, the Secretary of Municipal Party Committee, attended the conference and presented awards for Ding Wenjiang, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and the Director of Shanghai Jiao Tong University's National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Precision Molding, and Jin Yaqiu, the academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Director of Fudan University's Key Laboratory of Scientific Education Ministry of Electromagnetic Wave Information. The conference was hosted by Yang Xiong, the Vice Secretary of Municipal Party Committee and the Mayor. Municipal leaders such as Yin Yicun, Ying Yong, Yin Hong and Jiang Liang attended. Zhou Bo, the Deputy Mayor read the awarding decision.

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Han Zheng is awarding the Meritorious Man Prizes in Science and Technology to Ding Wenjiang (the first on the left), and Jin Yaqiu(the first on the right)  

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Ding Wenjiang, the Director of Shanghai Jiao Tong University's National Engineering Research Center of Light Alloy Precision Molding, assisted by his team, made a breakthrough in researches in ignition-proof magnesium alloys and the micro-mechanism of the growth of oxidation film on magnesium. They managed to raise the ignition point significantly from 520℃ to 935℃, which contributes to the abolishment of US Federal Aviation Administration's ban on the application of magnesium alloys to airlines. In terms of researches in high-strength magnesium-rare earth, they created magnesium with high strength and ductility as high as 35%; in terms of researches in high-strength magnesium, they successfully increased the strength of magnesium to 500 MPa and the operating temperature to 300℃. These achievements ushered in a new direction of researches in magnesium-based energy material. It was of great value to apply core-shell structured magnesium-based hydrogen storage materials to the fields of fuel cells and energetic materials.

 

 


Translated by Zhang Yifan     Reviewed by Wang Bingyu