Beijing University of Chemical Technology held the third annual meeting and academic conference of the Center for Advanced Innovation in Soft Matter Science and Engineering on April 13th to 14th, 2018. CCJCBERI Directors Tianwei Tan and Xiaotao Bi attended the meeting. More than 10 internationally renowned experts in the field of soft matter from the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, Denmark, Canada, France, Belgium and Hong Kong, and 16 outstanding young scholars attended the meeting to share their latest work on chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, atmospheric environment, and materials.

President Tianwei Tan and Professor Qipeng Yuan, Executive Director of the Center, reported on the progress made in 2017. Professor Markku Kulmala from the University of Helsinki, Professor Derek Lovley from the University of Massachusetts, Professor Benzhong Tang from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Professor Yugang Tong from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences gave presentations on the frontiers of development in their respective fields. The talks attracted more than 300 faculty members and students from within and outside BUCT. During the presentations, the audience asked questions and the atmosphere was lively and enthusiastic. On the 14th, all the project leaders of the Center reported on the mid-term progress.