On July 14, 2023, the Women in Combustion workshop was held at Anhui Gaosu New Century International Hotel, Hefei. The workshop was organized by the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science of USTC and co-organized by the Women's Committee of the Combustion Committee of the Chinese Society of Engineering Thermophysics (CSETP) and the Alliance of One Belt and One Road National Scientific Organizations (ANSO), with Prof. Zhandong Wang as the executive Chairman.
More than 50 female combustion scholars and students from 25 universities and institutions of CAS, including 11 international students from USTC, attended the workshop. Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus gave a plenary talk on Pathways in Combustion, which centered on her personal research experience, research progress in energy and combustion, etc. She shared her personal experience and experience in scientific research with young female combustion scholars, and enlightened them the academic career planning and development strategies. Prof. Haiping Yang from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Associate Prof. Yi Gao from Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU), Prof. Ying Li from Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) of CAS, Prof. Guannan Liu from Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), and Associate Prof. Meirong Zeng from SJTU gave the invited talk and shared their work and research experience. The workshop aimed to provide guidance for young female researchers on academic career planning and development through seminars, topic reviews, and experience exchanges.
Bio of Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus
Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, a Senior Professor of Physical Chemistry at Bielefeld University, Germany. She is internationally known for her research in combustion chemistry and diagnostics and has been honored with prestigious awards, professorships, and lectureships. Among others, she has received the German Cross of the Order of Merit, the Giulio Natta Medal in Chemical Engineering of the Politecnico di Milano, the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute, the Walther Nernst Medal of the Bunsen Society, and three highest awards for international scientific cooperation issued by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the People's Republic of China. CAS has also awarded her a Distinguished Scientist President’s International Fellowship in 2022. Professor Kohse is a member of six academies, including the German National Academies of Sciences and of Engineering as well as the European and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She has served in numerous functions in professional societies and academic organizations, including the German Council of Sciences and the Humanities, the International Advisory Board of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Senates of the German Research Foundation and of the Helmholtz Association of National Laboratories. She was the president of the Bunsen Society of Physical Chemistry and of the Combustion Institute and has served as editor-in-chief of Combustion and Flame. She is also a dedicated teacher with more than 100 theses supervised and pioneered hands-on school lab activities in the STEM disciplines.