- Awards and Distinctions
April 27, 2016 | Gisèle Bolduc
Update : November 19, 2020
INRS professor and current director of Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre, Federico Rosei, known worldwide for his research in the field of organic and inorganic nanomaterials, received the Harbin Institute of Technology’s highest honour: the title of honorary professor.
The university is one of China’s finest and known for its teaching and research in technology, particularly in the field of aerospace. In conferring this prestigious title, the Harbin Institute of Technology has shown its interest in collaborating with Professor Rosei and, by extension, with a number of his colleagues at the research centre, especially in advanced materials and renewable energy.
This acknowledgement is another testament to Professor Rosei’s enviable reputation around the world, and particularly in China. The holder of the UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage (MATECSS) was named an honorary fellow of the Chinese Chemical Society. What’s more, the Chinese government gave Professor Rosei the prestigious Chang-Jiang Scholars Award presented to internationally renowned scientists.
Founded in 1920, the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) is one of China’s top universities and one of the finest engineering institutions in the world. HIT conducts cutting-edge research in space science and defence technologies. It is known for its astronautics research programs, which are unrivalled in China and make HIT one of the few universities in the world to have designed, built, and launched its own satellites. Furthermore, the institute’s researchers have made significant contributions to the success of the Shenzhou series and Kuaizhou series spacecraft. The International Astronomical Union named a minor planet in HIT’s honour for its achievements in science and engineering.