On December 2nd to 4th, the 19th National Conference on Electrochemistry & ECS-CSE Joint Symposium on Electrochemistry of Energy & Environment was held in Shanghai.
Dr. ZHANG Huamin, the Professor of Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was awarded 2017 China Electrochemical Contribution Award. In order to award his outstanding contribution to the research and the development of electrochemistry in energy storage technology.
ZHANG Huamin has been a famous expert in fuel cell and flow battery technology. He has been committed to the electrochemistry and technology of energy conversion and storage for long time. He has made great achievements in the fundamental and the industrial aspects of flow battery technology, which is from key materials preparation, battery stack design to system integration.
ZHANG Huamin has established a complete independent intellectual property system and industrial chain, and realized the industrialization transformation of the scientific research achievements successfully. He has pioneered the construction of the equipment production base with a capacity of 300MW/year and initiated a new industry of flow battery technology in China.
For his contributions to the advancement of flow battery technology, ZHANG Huamin was elected as the first "National Award for Innovation and excellence", the innovation talent promotion plan of "Talented people of scientific and technological innovation and enterprising" of Ministry of Science and Technology, and the "Ten thousand people plan of technology entrepreneur ship leading talent" of the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC.
ZHANG Huamin has more than 380 publications, around 10000 citations, more than 180 granted patents and 2 books. He has presided the standardization work internationally and nationally for numerous years. Up to date, he has formulated 3 national standards, 7 industry standards in flow battery technology and 5 national standards in fuel cell technology.
The above achievements have been awarded the 2nd Prize for National Award for Technological Invention, Outstanding Scientific and Technological Achievement Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Major Achievement Award of Liaoning Enterprise and First prize for Technical Inventions in Liaoning successively.
The China Electrochemical Contribution Award is awarded for distinguished work on the research and development of electrochemistry and technology over the past decade. The prize was funded in 2010 and conferred by the China Electrochemistry Commission. It opens every two years and goes to one or two scientists. (Text by ZHENG Qiong, Photo by WANG Guoxiong)
DALIAN INSTITUTE OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES