On May 23, Vice-Chancellor Brian Cantor of the University of York visited SJTU and was received by President Academician Zhang Jie. They exchanged views on their universities' recent rapid development and exchanged gifts. Present at the reception and interview were also Dean Wu Yixiong and Professor Jin Xuejun of School of Materials Science and Engineering.
In the afternoon, Professor Brian Cantor made a report on the current situation of the University of York and the research on materials. The report was hosted by Professor Zhang Deliang, and was attended by over 30 faculty and postgraduate students. Besides, a brief interaction was made.
Later on, Dean Wu Yixiong of School of Materials Science and Engineering met with the delegation led by Vice-Chancellor Brian Cantor. On the meeting hosted by Vice Dean Jin Xuejun, Professor Zhang Lanting of School of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor Brian Cantor conducted an in-depth communication on research development in magnetic materials.
Professor Brian Cantor has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of York since 2002, and is acknowledged as a world authoritative expert on materials manufacturing. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and at Christ's College, Cambridge. After working at Sussex University he went to Oxford University where he was Head of the Department of Materials, first Head of the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, founder of the Oxford Centre for Advance Materials and Composites.
Professor Brian Cantor has investigated the manufacture of materials and has contributed to improvements in many industrial products. He is on the ISI Most Cited Researchers list, an once won "Rosenhain Medal", the world's highest decoration in materials science.
Translated by Wu Xiujuan | Reviewed by Tian Cong