On January 5, an appointment ceremony was held in Songjiang campus for Consultant Professor Michael Schmidt who serves as the vice president of Innovation, Covestro Asia Pacific. Qing Fengling, vice president of DHU, attended the appointment ceremony.
(Presentation of the letter of appointment)
At the ceremony, Qing Fengling presented the letter of appointment to Professor Michael Schmidt on behalf of DHU and helped him to wear the school badge. Qing extended a warm welcome to Professor Michael Schmidt and looked forward to more cooperation and exchanges in the future which could promote the construction of related disciplines in DHU. Professor Michael Schmidt said that he was honored to be appointed as an advisory professor of DHU, and in the future, he would actively promote the industry university research cooperation between Covestro and DHU, and effectively enhance the academic exchanges and international cooperation between the two parties.
After the ceremony, Professor Michael Schmidt gave an academic report entitled “Relevance of material science for fundamental R&D and future applications”. In the meantime, Professor Michael Schmidt introduced the ‘In China, for the world’ innovation strategy implemented by Covestro and their vision of benefiting society, improving the quality of life, and reducing environmental impact through composite materials and innovative technologies.
(Professor Michael Schmidt giving an academic report for teachers and students)
Dr. Michael Schmidt is currently the vice president of Innovation, Covestro Asia Pacific, dean of the Covestro-Tongji Innovation Academy, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Textile Technology Society of RWTH Aachen University. He has been engaged in the research of polycarbonate materials for decades. In the research field of polycarbonate materials, he has gained one authorized patent and published more than 30 papers in internationally refereed journals. He was honored as the “best scientist” by the German Rheological Society in 2001; in 2007, he won the European Plastics Innovation Award in the category of “best lightweight innovation”.