为了加强天津理工大学新能源材料与低碳技术研究院的国际交流与合作，2018年6月13日，南伊利诺伊大学卡本代尔分校葛庆峰教授访问我院，并为师生们作了题为“Computational Catalysis for Energy-related Applications”的学术报告。来自新能源材料与低碳技术研究院、材料科学与工程学院及相关学院的师生参加了此次报告会。会后，葛庆峰教授与相关教师就研究课题进行了深入讨论。
Dr. Qingfeng Ge is Professor and Distinguished Scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Dr. Ge received his education in Chemical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, obtaining B.S., M.S. and Ph.D degrees. He worked as Research Associate in Copenhagen University, Denmark and Cambridge University, U.K. and as Research Scientist in University of Virginia before joining SIUC as an Assistant Professor in 2003. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2007 and to Professor in 2010. He was selected as the winner of 2017 College of Science Scholar Excellence Award and 2018 University-Level Scholar Excellence Award. A main thrust of his research is using modeling/simulation to address materials issues related to energy and environment, including CO2conversion and utilization. His experiences ranged from experimental characterization and kinetics modeling of catalysts to first principles based simulations of various materials. He is one of the 70 recipients of the Presidential Hydrogen Fuel Initiative awards in the US in 2005.