Richard Appointed Professor in Nanjing University
Tuesday 28 April 2015

Today marked a major strengthening of the relationship between the University of Birmingham and Nanjing University with the Inauguration of Richard as Professor in the College of Physics at Nanjing, a post which will run concurrently with his Chair in Birmingham. The photo shows Richard with Prof Zhemin Tan the vice president of Nanjing University at the Ceremony. In his acceptance speech Richard highlighted the remarkable way in which Prof Guanghou Wang and colleagues have created the cluster physics research community across China, and the honour he felt in being appointed to Nanjing’s physics department, consistently ranked amongst the best in China. In addition to the cluster physics link, Richard’s trip identified common interests between Birmingham and Nanjing in aberration-corrected electron microscopy as well as scanning tunnelling microscopy of functional materials, so the potential for fruitful interactions is substantial.