On September 18, 2013, Professor Alan J.Heeger(university of California, Santa Barbara), who hold Noble Prize and be academician of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, has been employed Honorary Professor of our university. The ceremony was held in the No.1 building foreign guest meeting room, the principal Peigen Li awarded the letter of appointment.
Gang He, deputy director of International Exchange Office, hosted the employment ceremony. School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Professor Fan Xia presented Heeger’s resume.
Peigen Li extended warm welcome to Heeger’s visit. He briefly introduced the achievements of our university in scientific research, talent training and subject features. Besides, when it comes to the development of chemistry and chemical engineering subjects, he expressed, it will be significantly promoted with the guidance and assistance of Heeger.
According to recommendation, Professor Heeger harvests pioneering accomplishments in organic and conductive polymer materials and devices, as well as low-dimensional physics research field. With regard to physics and material science, Heeger has published researchs on TTF-TCNQ high conductivity organic charge transfer compounds in 1973, initiating organic metallic conductor and organic superconductor pioneer; then he published findings about doping polyacetylene in 1976, opening up research field of conductive polymers; whereafter, he, with cooperating partners, proposed SSH theory to explain the soliton conductance mechanism, which greatly promoted the development of low-dimensional physics; in 1990, his study on machinability high conductive polyaniline was issued, realizing the practical application of conductive polymers; next, in 1991, he discovered light-induced charge separation between MEH-PPV and C60, is now one of the physical basis and source of efficient large area polymer heterojunction solar cells; furthermore, he realized conjugated polymers solid state optical pumped laser for the first time in 1996. What’s more, he pays attention to the combination of basic research and practical application, and participates in establishing three high-tech companies. In 2000, he awarded the noble prize in chemistry. So far, Professor Heeger got more than 50 U.S. patents, 900 published papers, h-index 143(ranking Third wordwide), paper quotations more than 3900.
International Exchange Office and School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering principals participated in the conference.