The inaugural meeting of the Micro-Nano Technology Division of the Chinese Ceramic Society and the first council meeting were held in Zhengzhou on August 24, 2018. Professors and researchers from universities and research laboratories around the world attended this meeting. The first stage of the conference was the inaugural meeting of the Micro-Nano Technology Division of the Chinese Ceramic Society, chaired by Professor Jingfeng Li from Tsinghua University. Professor Jiangyu Li, one of the initiators from the University of Washington, reported to all the participants about the preparatory work of the Division in last two years. A inauguration ceremony of the Micro-Nano Technology Division was followed.
A representative from the Chinese Ceramic Society, and the Division was officially established. Afterwards, the Division directors and branch executive directors were elected. Professor Cewen Nan from Tsinghua University was elected as the chairman of the Division. Eight experts from home and abroad were elected as the vice chairmen. Besides, the secretary-general and three deputy secretary-generals were elected. Professor Ji Wang was elected as a member of directors.
Professor Cewen Nan, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, gave a speech on the organization and future missions.
The second phase of the conference was the first council meeting of the Micro-Nano Technology Division of the Chinese Ceramic Society, during which the plan of the Division was discussed. The topic included the methods for developing the members of the branch, the suggestions on how to grow the academic journals of the branch, and the selection methods for outstanding doctoral thesis of the China Institute of Ceramics.
In addition, the 10th seminar on high performance ceramics for inorganic non-metallic materials was held at the same time and place.
Dr. Longtao Xie of Piezoelectric Device Laboratory attended the meeting as the representative, and discussions to work with the new organization and members to facilitate more exchanges and collaborations.