Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus, member of German National Academies of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), past president of the Combustion Institute, and international distinguished scholar of the FIPI program of CAS, was appointed as Honorary Professor of University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) on July 11, 2023. Prof. Naian Liu, director of the State Key Laboratory of Fire Science, presided over the appointment ceremony, and Prof. Gequn Shu presented the Honorary Professor certificate to Prof. Katharina Kohse-HöinghausThe appointment of Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus as Honorary Professor of USTC will further promote exchange and cooperation in the field of fire science.
USTC Honorary Professor Awarding Ceremony for Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus
Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus expressed her great honor and pride in being appointed as Honorary Professor of USTC, shared her cooperation experience with USTC in the past 10 years, and gave a lecture entitled Combustion Chemistry and Diagnostics for The Future. The seminar adopted a combination of online and offline mode, and more than 2,900 audiences watched the live broadcast. The presentation focused on international energy sustainability and how to carry out combustion research in the context of carbon neutrality. In the seminar, Prof. Katharina Kohse-Höinghaus presented the advancement of diagnostic methods for combustion chemistry reactions, and the corresponding results on the analysis of combustion processes using in-situ diagnostic techniques. She highlighted that fundamental combustion chemistry research is of great value for the prevention, detection as well as mechanistic studies of large-scale fires, for the carbon reduction of future energy, and for the development of a sustainable world.
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.