寿恒讲堂第242讲(Prof Diane Hildebrandt,南非大学非洲可持续能源发展研究所负责人)

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报告题目:Making the Impossible Possible Through Clever Use of Thermodynamics

人:Prof Diane Hildebrandt

南非工程院院士、南非科学院院士、南非皇家学院院士

南非大学非洲可持续能源发展研究所负责人

报告时间: 20191022日下午3:30

报告地点:存中一楼报告厅

个人简介: 

Professor Diane Hildebrandt is the Director of the Institute for the Development of Energy for African Sustainability (IDEAS) and a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of South Africa. She is also a Member of the Council of the University of Johannesburg. She is a B1 rated researcher by the NRF.

 

Diane obtained her B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand. She has authored or co-authored over 170 scientific papers, including an invited paper in Science, and has supervised over 100 postgraduate students. She has been a plenary speaker or invited speaker at numerous local and international conferences.

 

She was awarded the President’s Award by the Foundation for Research and Development and the Distinguished Researcher Award by the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. In 1997 she became the first engineer to be awarded the Royal Society of South Africa’s Meiring Naude Medal. In 2000 she and a colleague were the first academics to be awarded the Bill Neale-May Gold Medal by the South African Institute of Chemical Engineers. In 2002 she was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa and also received the Vice Chancellor’s Research Award of the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2003 she was elected as a member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa. In 2005 she was recognized as a world leader in her area of research when she was awarded an A rating by the National Research Foundation. In 2006 she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Engineering of South Africa. In 2009 she won the Distinguished Woman Scientist Award from the Department of Science and Technology and the African Union Continental Scientific Award in the category Basic Science, Technology and Innovation. In 2010 she was awarded the ASSAf ‘Science–for-Society’ Gold Medal Award. African Union Continental Scientific Award in the category Basic Science, Technology and Innovation. In 2017, Diane was conferred the NSTF Research and Capacity Development award.  In addition, she is listed in the China Thousand Talent program as a foreign expert in 2018.

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