Sino-Spanish Joint Research Center of Advanced Materials

On 15th September 2018, nine units from China and Spain (Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beihang University, The Going Global Confederation of China Petroleum & Chemical Industry from China, the Technical University of Madrid, IMDEA Materials Institute, the Department of Innovation, Investigation & University of the Government of Aragon; and the Spanish companies SANZ Clima and Repsol) reached an agreement on the joint establishment of the “Sino-Spanish Joint Research Center of Advanced Materials” on the principles of complementary advantage, equality and mutual benefit and long-term cooperation to respond to the “The Belt and Road” Initiative, promote the development of scientific research and higher education career, effectively give play to the leading and driving role of international scientific and technological cooperation and further enhance the space for international cooperation.

IMDEA Materials Institute is the main promoter of this joint research center. The Director of IMDEA Materials, Prof. Ignacio Romero, and the Head of the High Performance Polymer Nancomposites Group, Prof. De-Yi Wang, were invited to attend the signing ceremony on 15th September in Beijing, China.