On April 17, 2017, the appointment ceremony of Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa as the Chair Professor of SJTU was held in the Yao Zheng Hall at the School of Material Science and Engineering. The ceremony was hosted by Feng Chuanliang, and the attendees including Huang Zhen, SJTU Vice President, Liang Qi, Chief of Human Resource Division, Lu Qi, Vice Chief of Human Resource Division; Shan Aidang, Secretary of the Party Committee of School of Material Science and Engineering, Wang Min and Fen Chuanliang, Vice Deans of the School of Material Science and Engineering, as well as the faculty members and students from Institute of Welding and Laser Manufacturing.
Vice President Huang Zhen issued Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa the letter of nomination as a full-time chair professor of SJTU, and presented him SJTU’s school badge. Shan Aidang extended the warmest welcome to Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa on behalf of the school. And Wang Min gave attendees a brief introduction on Prof. Hiroyuki Kokawa.
Prof. Kokawa was a former Professor in Department of Materials Processing at Graduate School of Engineering of Tohoku University in Japan. He received his Ph. D. degree in materials science from Tohoku University in 1979. His work involves examination of grain boundary sliding and dislocation structures of metallic materials from crystallographic viewpoint by transmission electron microscopy. He has hosted research projects of The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (JAERI) and various renowned enterprises.
In his speech, Huang Zhen pointed out that SJTU has always been attaching great importance to the principle of “Cultivating Talents, Attracting Talents and Utilizing Talents” to fulfill the glorious mission of constructing a world-level first-class university. Besides making more academic contribution, Huang also expected further efforts in cultivating talents and leading the academic team of the school, to build a well-structured, first-level teaching and researching team. “Study and Research in SJTU” shall be the shared value of all SJTUers, and we all shall make unremitting effort to realize the goal.
Translated by Yue Jianfeng Reviewed by Wang Bingyu