Congratulations on Professor Qiu Yiping‘s Election as the New President of SAMPE Global Board


On May 2, 2024 (May 1 afternoon, Los Angeles time), during the just-concluded SAMPE Global Board meeting, all the representatives at the meeting unanimously voted to elect Professor Qiu Yiping as the new President of the Global Board of SAMPE, whose term is about to start from July 1, 2024. Professor Qiu Yiping is the second Chinese President of SAMPE since its inception. Ms. Rebekah Stacha, Global Secretary of SAMPE, sent the congratulatory message that the result represents a well-deserved recognition of Profess Qiu’s leadership and dedication to SAMPE and his election as the SAMPE Global President for the 2024-2025 term will officially begin on July 1, 2024.

>>>>About Professor Qiu Yiping

Qiu Yiping graduated with a bachelor's degree in Silk Engineering from Zhejiang Silk Engineering College (now Zhejiang Sci-Tech University), obtained a master's degree in Textile Science from Auburn University in the United States, and earned a doctoral degree in Fiber Science from Cornell University. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. He has worked at institutions such as North Carolina State University's Wilson College of Textiles, Kansas State University, and Timberland LLC in the United States. He has previously served as a distinguished professor, doctoral supervisor, dean of the College of Textiles, member of the Academic Committee, member of the Degree Committee, member of the Working Group on Aid for Xinjiang, and director of the Postdoctoral Mobility Station at Donghua University. He has also been the dean of the College of Textiles and Apparel at Quanzhou Normal University, the SAMPE fellow, President of the Board of SAMPE China Mainland Region, and Chairman of the Shanghai Chapter. He is also a visiting professor at the Tianshan Scholars Program in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and a member of Shanghai's leading talent reserve team. He currently serves as an editorial board member for four international journals and textile publishers.

Professor Qiu has led and completed national-level research projects such as the National 863 Program and the Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense's fundamental research projects. He has published over 300 research papers indexed by SCI in international journals and holds more than 100 patents in the United States and China. He was selected as a "Highly Cited Chinese Researcher" by Elsevier. He has taught a national first-class course (social practice category) and served as the head of the virtual teaching and research office for the Ministry of Education's Textile Materials course group. He has been honored as a model educator in Shanghai and was nominated for the 2018 "Glory and Power" Touching Shanghai Award.

>>>>About SAMPE

The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) was founded in 1944, with its headquarters located in Covina, California, USA. It originated as a nonprofit international professional society focused on the research and development of aerospace composite materials, and its primary focus remains on advanced composite materials.

SAMPE China Mainland Region was officially established in November 2015 as one of the registered member units of SAMPE's global network spanning over 40 countries or regions. Currently, it includes Beijing Chapter (established in 1990), Shanghai Chapter (established in 1994), Chengdu Chapter (established in 2017), and student chapters from Harbin Engineering University, Donghua University, and Tiangong University. This organization is an academic and industrial membership-based nonprofit entity voluntarily formed by experts, scholars, and technologists from domestic and international research institutions, higher education institutions, and enterprises in the field of advanced materials, especially in aerospace advanced composite materials and their processing and manufacturing.

The aim of the society is to establish an international platform for exchanges among industry, academia, research, and application, serving the research and development of China's cutting-edge manufacturing and high-tech materials industries. It achieves this goal by organizing technical training and activities for students to cultivate talent within the industry, hosting conferences to facilitate technical exchanges, organizing exhibitions to promote engineering applications and industrial development, and fostering international exchanges to enhance understanding and promote international cooperation.