Soochow University’s chemical engineering discipline relies on the Jiangsu Province “Innovation Team” and Jiangsu Province “Green Chemistry and Chemical Process” preponderant discipline, to establish the Suzhou key laboratory of green chemical innovation. The average age of the team’s core members is 37 years old, all of whom have long-term overseas study and work experience. The team members include 1 specially-appointed professor(academician of New Zealand Royal Academy of Sciences, academician of the Australian Institute of Engineering), 3 specially-appointed professors from Jiangsu Province, 12 professors, 5 overseas chair professors (2 academicians of Canadian Royal Academy of Sciences; 1 academician of New Zealand Royal Academy of Sciences), 13 associate professors, 5 lecturers, and more than 100 engineers, postdoctoral fellows, research assistants and graduate students.
This discipline team has an area of more than 7,000 square meters for scientific research platforms, equipped with first-class experimental and pilot-scale production equipment, materials testing equipment, and high-performance computer clusters. The experimental equipment independently developed by the team includes: single droplet drying experimental platform, uniform particle size spray drying experimental platform, freeze concentrator, drum dryer, etc.; detecting instruments include: non-dye life imaging multiphoton microscope, electron microscope energy spectrum integrated table model scanning electron microscope, nuclear magnetic resonance analysis and imaging system, ultra performance liquid chromatography/quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry, macro-zoom fluorescence microscope, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, thermal analysis mass spectrometer, gas chromatography mass spectrometer, on-line infrared analyzer, high performance liquid chromatograph, fluorescence spectrometer, laser particle size analyzer, total sulfur and nitrogen analyzer, surface area and porosity adsorption instrument, chemical adsorption analyzer, differential scanning calorimeter, multi-functional plate reader, texture analyzer, all-round stability analyzer, surface tension meter, nanometer particle size and zeta potential analyzer, electrochemical workstation and so on.
The discipline team has been responsible for a series of national and provincial-level basic scientific research projects in food and chemical industry and environmental protection technologies in recent years, accumulating more than 60 million Yuan in vertical project funding, and publishing over 50 papers each year in internationally renowned academic journals; at the same time, the ream has given full play to its advantages in the application of basic scientific research, hardware resources and personnel training base, vigorously promoted the collaborative cooperation among industry, university and research, actively promoted technological innovation and transformation of high-tech achievements, and accumulatively undertaken over 10 million Yuan in horizontal project funding.