Prof Jinhua Sun, Professor of State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, National 973 Project’s Chief Scientist, has been elected as a Fellow of the EU Academy of Science due to his world-renowned significant contribution to the fire safety science of new energy, industry and buildings in 2018. New fellows are elected by the board of directors, which includes more than a dozen Nobel laureates in physics, chemistry, medicine and economics. The election demonstrates the very high reputation and full recognition by the EU Academy of Science of the academic achievements of Prof Jinhua Sun and his team. The EU Academy of Science is an international scientific organization, one of the most prestigious academies in Europe, which aims to promote the development of science and technology on a global scale. The EU Academy of Science is an independent, non-profit international organization with eight academic departments covering engineering, physics, mathematics, chemistry, environmental sciences, medicine, law and economics. It has more than 500 academics, including more than 30 Nobel Prize winners.
Prof Jinhua Sun is the Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Fire Science and Director of the Institute of New Energy Fire Safety. He has also undertaken the role of Committee Member of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS), Vice Chair of Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology (AOAFST), Evaluation Expert of National Science and Technology Awards, Evaluation Expert of International Cooperation Department of Science and Technology, National Production Safety Expert, National Production Safety Emergency Expert (the first session), Deputy Director of Professional Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society of Chemical Safety, Deputy Director of China Professional Association of Building Fire Safety amongst other honours. He has served on the Editorial Board or as Associate Editor of five international journals, such as Fire Safety Journal and DJ Journal Engineering Chemistry and Fuel; and on the Editorial Board of eight domestic academic journals, including Engineering Mechanics, Journal of University of Science and Technology of China, and Journal of Combustion Science and Technology.
Prof Jinhua Sun has been engaged in the teaching and scientific research of fire science and prevention and control methods for a long time. He has made great achievements in fire risk assessment and fire performance-based design, fire safety of buildings and industries, fire safety of new energy and thermal hazard prediction of chemical substances. He has hostedover 20 important projects, including a National 973 Project, Key Project of National Natural Science Foundation, 11th “Five-Year-Plan” National Science and Technology Support Program, 13th “Five-Year-Plan” National Key Research and Development Projects, the Sixth Framework Programme of European Union International Technology Cooperation Plan, National Natural Science Project. He has published more than 300 journal papers, including more than 230 SCI papers and has been cited over 3200 times in SCI papers. He has published over 100 international and domestic conference papers, and published 10 academic books such as “Thermal Hazard Assessment of Chemical Substances” and “Fire Risk Assessment Methodology”, as well as some chapters of reference books such as “China Fire Control Manual Book”. He has delivered more than 20 plenary presentations at important international and domestic academic conferences and has won the First Prize and Second Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, Anhui Provincial “Youth Science and Technology Award”, First Prize of China Highway Association Science and Technology Award and Science and Technology Innovation Award of China Fire Protection Association.
Prof Jinhua Sun had 4 postdoctoral students and over 30 doctoral graduates, among whom 2 have won the “Excellent PhD Thesis Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences”, 1 has won the Best PhD Thesis Award of IAFSS, and 6 have won the President’s Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The postdoctoral and doctoral researchers from his group have won a lot of national-level talent program as well, including Millions of Talents Project, Ministry of Science and Technology Middle-Aged and Young Science and Technology Innovation Talents, Outstanding Youth Funding, Excellent Member Youth Innovation Promotion Association CAS and so on. Due to his excellent supervision, Prof Jinhua Sun has been awarded the provincial and ministerial level teaching and talent training awards many times, including the “Excellent PhD Supervisor” award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 and 2017, the “Zhuliyuehua Excellent Teacher” award in 2014 and 2017, and the First Prize of Teaching Achievements in Anhui Province in 2010.