Perry Yang appointed Covestro (Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor at UNEP-Tongji University

Contact
No contact information submitted.
Sidebar Content
No sidebar content submitted.
Summaries

Summary Sentence:

Georgia Tech Associate Professor Perry Yang has been appointed the Convestro (formerly Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Tongji University.

Full Summary:

Georgia Tech Associate Professor Perry Yang has been appointed the Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Tongji University.

Media
  • yang 2016 yang 2016
    (image/png)

For the second time, Georgia Tech Associate Professor Perry Yang has been appointed the Covestro (formerly Bayer Material Science) Chair Professor for the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) – Tongji University, Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD).  

On October 11, 2016 Covestro, a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials, and Tongji University, one of China’s most prestigious universities, signed a Partnership Agreement to create the Chair position. The agreement aims to offer excellence in education and research, and to increase awareness about the role that high-tech smart materials can play in achieving sustainable urbanization in China.

The core of the Chair for Sustainable Development centers around a project to create a blueprint for future urban communities based on low carbon and net-zero energy concepts. To this end, a systemic approach for modeling best solutions in building and transportation, as well as energy and water systems, has been developed to look at available materials for improved energy and water efficiency. The project offers the opportunity for short-term research assignments for visiting research students from within the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) network.

Additionally, insights from the core research project will provide the basis for academic teachings, and these insights and milestones are expected to be published and presented regularly in academic journals and at an annual forum, which aims to bring together academia, industry, customers and other partners to jointly define next steps in the development and implementation of the blueprint. The Chair for Sustainable Development is steered by representatives of Covestro and the UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development, and encompasses total financial support of up to 150,000 EUR per year.

“The Chair Professorship brings in opportunities of cutting-edge research in the field of ecological urban systems design by working with material scientists” said Yang. “Through carrying out the core research project, we aim to invite students from UNEP network, Tongji University and Georgia Tech to identify key opportunities and challenges, develop solutions and policy recommendations for building future sustainable urban communities based on the use of smart materials.”

To read more about the position, please visit the websites:

1. UNEP-Tongji Institute

http://unep-iesd.tongji.edu.cn/index.php?classid=169&newsid=2669&t=show

2. Eco Urban Lab

http://www.ecourbanlab.org/

Additional Information

Groups

School of City & Regional Planning

Categories
No categories were selected.
Related Core Research Areas
No core research areas were selected.
Newsroom Topics
No newsroom topics were selected.
Keywords
No keywords were submitted.
Status
  • Created By: Jessie Brandon
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 22, 2016 - 4:20pm
  • Last Updated: Nov 28, 2016 - 10:39am