Li Qingquan (L),president of Shenzhen University, presents a certificate of appointment to Michael Somekh at a ceremony last week.Courtesy of Shenzhen University
A fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the U.K.,Michael Somekh,inked deals with Shenzhen University (SZU) last week to teach as a full-time professor at the university for five years.Professor Somekh will be joining the university's Nanophotonics Research Center.
An appointment ceremony was held at the university Thursday,where the professor signed the cooperative deals with SZU.Somekh is the 7th foreign academician and 2nd full-time professor to be hired to teach at SZU.
During the ceremony,Somekh said that Shenzhen could envision a larger picture for the future based on the city's current booming development.
It is the university's high expectation that Professor Somekh's engagement with the Nanophotonics Research Center could help to further basic research projects that are going to benefit the city's technological industries as a whole,said Li Qingquan, president of Shenzhen University.
Professor Somekh graduated from Oxford University with a bachelor's degree back in 1976 and obtained his doctoral degree at Lancaster University in 1981.The professor was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering for his contributions in physics.
The Nanophotonics Research Center is an independent research institute that was established by Professor Yuan Xiaocong in 2013.The research team, consisting of over 50 researchers, is currently conducting 30 research projects with funds exceeding 80 million yuan (US$12.5 million).