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Shanghai Silicate Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science

( chinadaily.com.cn ) 2013-08-14

Shanghai Silicate Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science

The Shanghai Silicate Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science derives from the Engineering Research Institute of the State Central Research Academy founded in 1928. In 1954, the institute changed its name to the Metallurgy and Ceramics Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science. In 1959, it became the Silicate Chemistry and Engineering Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science. The institute adopted its current name in 1984.

Over more than 50 years of development, the institute has become a comprehensive research institute for inorganic nonmetal materials. The organization is based on basic research, high-technology innovations and applications.

The institute has 691 members, including 493 researchers, two academicians from the Chinese Academy of Science, and three academicians from the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Organizations and institutions applied to the institute include: the National Key Lab on High-Performance Ceramics and Ultra Microstructure, the National Key Lab on Special Inorganic Coating of the Chinese Academy of Science, the National Key Lab on Energy Transformation Material of the Chinese Academy of Science (Shanghai Inorganic Energy Material and Power Engineering and Technology Research Center), the Structural Ceramics Engineering Research Center (Composite Material Research Center), the Chinese Academy of Science Key Lab on Transparent Light and Inorganic Material (Artificial Lens Research Center), the Chinese Academy of Science Key Lab on Inorganic Functional Material and Devices, the Ancient Ceramics and Industrial Ceramics Engineering Research Center (National Cultural Relics Bureau Key Science and Research Base on Ancient Ceramics Study), the Bio-Material and Structural Engineering Research Center, and the Inorganic Material Analyzing and Testing Center and Information Center.

The institute's research covers inorganic material science and engineering, including artificial lenses, high-performance structural and functional ceramics, special glass, inorganic coating, bio-environmental material, energy material, composite material, and advanced inorganic material performance tests and characterization. The institute's research covers more fields than other institutes of its type.

Over years of development, the organization has made 937 scientific and technological achievements. Among them, it has received 287 awards at provincial, ministerial and higher levels; 26 State-level innovation awards; seven national natural science awards; and 13 national science development awards. Among all 1,451 patents the institute has applied for, 625 of them have been approved.

The institute has advanced research conditions and equipment. It also upgraded its lab environment recently. Ample financial support for intellectual innovation has helped optimize the equipment in the institution. It recently completed the construction of a national inorganic material testing center, which reaffirms the institution's reliability and authenticity.

The organization also enjoys an advanced book, magazine and information system to support its efficient and dynamic research conditions. The Inorganic Material Journal, sponsored and launched by the institute, is among China's core academic journals and has been included in the SCIE.

The institute has been carrying out academic exchanges and communication with famous universities and research organizations in the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, France and Russia in forms of visits, lectures and cooperative research. It also cooperates with world-renowned companies and international organizations, such as the Western European Nuclear Research Center, in the field of academic project industrialization and technology-exporting businesses.

The Shanghai Silicate Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Science is authorized to grant master's and doctoral degrees. It also has a post-doctoral station. The organization has co-cultured many graduates with many countries and regions in the world, including the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Slovenia, and Hong Kong.

Address: 215, Chengbei Road, Jiading district, Shanghai

Telephone: 86 (21) 69987700

E-mail: siccas@mail.sic.ac.cn

Website: www.sic.ac.cn

MAIL TO DISTRICT CHIEFgaoyun@jiading.gov.cn

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