Category: On The Campus
Published: Tuesday, 22 September 2015 00:53
The AVR Micro-controller Lab, co-built by the University of Nottingham, Ningbo and Atmel, was established on September 18, with all its experiment equipment being the latest micro-controllers and supporting software from Atmel. This is a high-end micro-controller lab co-built by a university and Atmel, the leader in touch control technology solutions.
Based on the lab, the university will conduct the micro-controller courses based on the Atmel technologies. With the focus on such emerging fields as the internet of things, wearable devices and wireless technology, they will provide corresponding course and research resources for undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students, to foster the internationalized talents for the field of high-tech electronics.
In the future, the two parties will continue to carry out more in-depth cooperation in such fields as talent training, internship and employment, technological service support, scientific innovation and commercialization of sci-tech achievements
Category: On The Campus
Published: Tuesday, 15 September 2015 00:59
First held in 2014, the ‘Dark Horse’ competition has again set foot in Silicon Valley. On the afternoon of September 12 local time, the Silicon Valley qualification trial of the Dark Horse Competition of World New Material Industry starts. At last, 5 projects succeed in advancing into the final held in Ningbo out of the 30 competing projects.
The polymer PM2.5 filtering membrane developed by Professor Cuiyi from Materials Engineering Department of Stanford University wins unanimous approval of the audience and judges. Some audience even gives Professor Cui a nickname of ‘Big Whiz Cui’. ‘This project can not only filter PM2.5, but also bacteria and virus. It can be widely applied in things like building screen window and auto vent pipe cover. The cost is almost equivalent to that of traditional screen window cloth.’ says Professor Cui, ‘and it is assessed that its market size will reach 80 billion dollars.’ He hopes to raise a capital of 20 million dollars and accelerate the establishment of the production line of the project in China. The project is awarded the first prize. Many investment companies on the occasion have extended the olive branch to Professor Cui, and reached primary agreement on investment.
Doctor David Abram who also comes from material department of Stanford University brings an electronic light-adjust film project named ‘NexTint’. The project combines the privileges of low-cost, glare moderation and energy saving. ‘Take America for example, the cost of a skyscraper on air-conditioning, heating, etc. can reach 400 thousand dollars per year. This technology is estimated to be widely applied in glare reducing, nation-wide glass style renovation, and house, car window and glasses around the world.’ says David Abram.
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