On the afternoon of
December 4th, the newly elected academician of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences, Professor Zhang
Hongfu, a professor of the Department of Geology at Northwest
University, also the Deputy Director
of the State Key Laboratory of Continental Dynamics, returned to Northwest University
with glory. The university held a simple
but warm welcome ceremony.
Prof. Wang Yajie,
Chairperson of Northwest University Council, Prof. Guo Lihong, President of
Northwest University, Vice-presidents, Prof. Wang Zhengbin and Prof. Chang
Jiang, Mr. Lv Jianrong, the Director of the Presidents’ Office and related
leaders from the university and the Department of Geology attended the welcome
Prof. Guo Lihong, Prof.
Wang Zhengbin, Director Lv Jianrong, and the relevant teachers and students
representatives from the Department of Geology greeted Prof. Zhang Hongfu at Xi'an
Xianyang International Airport. On behalf of the university and all the
representatives, Prof. Guo Lihong expressed his welcome with a bouquet of
flowers to Academician Zhang Hongfu.
In his speech, Academician
Zhang Hongfu firstly expressed his deep gratitude to all the teachers and
students of Northwest
as well as the Department of Geology. Prof. Zhang Hongfu said that the
development of the country has entered a new era, our discipline of Geology has
also selected as the “first-class discipline.” “In the academic field, I will
try my best to conduct scientific research. In the coming few years, I will pay
more attention to the research work in the Qinling Mountains area. As for
the team building and training, I will try to play my leading role. And most
importantly, I will firmly set my roots at Northwest
University, and I will keep serving Northwest
and Geology discipline."
On November 28th, the Chinese Academy
of Sciences announced the list of newly elected academicians in 2017, and
Professor Zhang Hongfu of the Department of Geology of Northwest
University was elected to be the
academician of the Chinese
Academy of Sciences.
Till now, there are 3 academicians working at the Department of Geology of Northwest