FoSE 10 Years

Activities in Conjuction with 10th Annivesary CelebrationDate
 Safety Week  23rd Sep
 AI Lab Opening  16th & 17th Oct
 MRI Lab Opening  18th Nov
 Photography Competition  End of Oct
 Research Showcase  TBC
 10th Year Lecture Speaker Series  TBC
 10th Anniversary Dinner  8th Jan 2020
 Alumni Homecoming Activities  TBC
 Grand Open Day  Apr 2020
 SESA Science and Engineering Fair  TBC

History of FoSE

2009

September

Faculty of Science and Engineering officially established. Provost of UNNC, Professor Nick Miles OBE was the first dean of Faculty of Science and Engineering.

October

The first group of PhD students began their studies at UNNC

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2010

September

Dr Thomas Anberree's project, entitled “Reducing programming errors: development of PiSigma, a novel, fast and high-level dependently-typed programming language, based on a certified kernel”, was granted NSFC General Program funding. It was the first time a member of UNNC staff secured a NSFC General Program.

October

UNNC was awarded the International Science & Technology Cooperation Base by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China.

November

Laboratory of Product Green Manufacturing Evaluation and Reconfigurable Manufacturing Technologies was the second municipal-level key laboratory in UNNC, following the Ningbo Municipal Key Laboratory of Energy Material and Technology.

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2011

September

New Science and Engineering Building was officially launched. In 2017, it was re-named The Sir Peter Mansfield Building in honour of the Nobel Laureate and University of Nottingham professor for his ground breaking research into early MRI body scanning techniques that has transformed modern patient injury and illness analysis.

 

2012

June

Mechanical Manufacturing and Automation discipline was awarded Zhejiang Provincial Key Discipline.

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2013

January

Dr Feng He, Assistant Professor in Chemical and Environmental Engineering, was awarded 2012 Young Star of Science.

August

The University, Ningbo Education Bureau and Zhejiang Wanli Education Group signed a £25m cooperative agreement to create the International Academy for the Marine Economy and Technology at UNNC.

December

Laboratory of Clean Energy Conversion Technologies was awarded Ningbo Municipal Key Laboratory.

 

2014

July

The first batch of 4+0 students graduated. Among those students who chose to pursue further studies, 38% of graduates entered QS Ranking Top 10 Universities, 62% of graduates entered QS Ranking Top 50 Universities, 90% of graduates entered QS Ranking Top 100 Universities.

2015

January

Our alumnus QIU Jiayi, BSc Architectural Environment Engineering, was named among 'inspirational' Chinese people worldwide by Phoenix TV, a Hong Kong-based TV network.

May

UNNC New Materials Institute was officially launched. It is supported by the Ningbo National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone and Ningbo Municipal Science and Technology Bureau.

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2016

March

Chemical Engineering and Technology and Material Science and Engineering disciplines were awarded Zhejiang Provincial First Class Discipline

PDM students participated in and received awards from the long running and prestigious international design competitions Red dot, IDA, and European product design competition. The continuous efforts of our students and staff are the cornerstone of PDM course advocacy efforts.

June

Professor George Zheng Chen was elected as “Person of the Year” by the journal Scientific Chinese.

July

Seven UNNC applicants were awarded grants totalling 2.4 million RMB in 2016 NSFC International Young Scienctist Program. Six out of seven awarded projects came from Faculty of Science and Engineering.

December

10 undergraduate programmes and 2 postgraduate programmes have gained 14 accreditations from international professional institutes. The success has further validated the high quality of education in these undergraduate programmes. The recognition given by these institutions also increases the employability of the graduates from these programmes, ensuring their employment and making them equally competitive at an international level.

UNNC set to recruit Li Dak Sum (LDS) Chair Professors to advance the University’s teaching, research, knowledge exchange and global engagement. 14 LDS Chair Professors come from Science and Engineering disciplines.

 

2017

April

The unveiling ceremony of UNNC-ACC Joint Laboratory in Sustainable Composite Materials was held in the University of Nottingham Aerospace Technology Forum.

May

The University of Nottingham UK, UNNC and Yuyao Industrial Park agreed to jointly establish the Nottingham Electrification Centre to conduct innovative, world-class research.

UNNC School of Aerospace was officially established and started to recruit both undergraduate and postgraduate research students from 2018 to support economic development of the region.

October

PhD student XIE Linjun received the "Green Talents" award from the German government.

December

Prof. Xiaogang Yang and his research team’s project entitled “Investigation on gas-liquid-solid three phase flow coupled with meso-scale particle-bubble interactions, particle-liquid turbulence and bubble induced turbulence in bubble column reactors” was granted funding by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)-German Research Foundation (DFG) international joint research programme with the amount of 4,000,000 RMB. This project is the first of its kind that UNNC received from NSFC under its International joint research programme.

2018

June

Dr. Yaping Zhang, Associate Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at UNNC, was named by the journal Scientific Chinese as one of its “Persons of the Year”.

July

Zhoucong Feng, an Electric and Electronic Engineering student, initiated a UNNC charity project “Passing Hope”, which focuses on sports education for disadvantaged children and has built 21 football pitches for primary schools in the west of China.

October

UNNC More Electric Aircraft Technology Laboratory was awarded Zhejiang Provincial Key Laboratory by Zhejiang Science and Technology Department.

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2019

March

Engineering discipline ranks internationally in the top 1% in terms of quality according to the ESI report.

May

Professor Xiaosu Yi was selected as Executive Vice President of SAMPE Global. He is the first Chinese president of SAMPE Global in its 75-year history.

September

Dr. Cheng Heng PANG, Associate Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, was named one of the Ten Outstanding Young Malaysians of 2019 (TOYM) under the Academic Leadership and/or Accomplishment category by Malaysian Junior Chamber International.

October

Yu Fu, a UNNC graduate of Architectural Environment Engineering, won the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) President's Prize with his thesis entitled ''A machine learning approach to predicting window openings in naturally ventilated buildings''.

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