In April 2017, Dr Gan visited a few universities and institutions in China. These institutions include CAS Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Sydney Centre in China, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, CAS Institute of Plasma Physics, Southeast University, Zhejiang University, and Ningbo University. He discussed with other co-organisers for hosting the 2nd Workshop on Mechanics of Energy Materials (IWMEM2017) in Suzhou, earlier November 2017. In addition, he gave invited departmental seminars on the topic of “Mechanics of Compacted Granular Materials: From Interface, Morphology to Complex Networks” at Tsinghua University, Southeast University and Ningbo University.
The following briefly summarises the highlights of these visits:
(1) Discussion with Mrs Cathryn Hlavka (left) and her team at Sydney Centre in China regarding the organisation of coming workshop on mechanics of energy materials, to be hosted here in November, 2017 (more details).
(2) On 12 April, group photo with the research group of Professor Jianzhuang Xiao at Tongji University.
(3) On 14 April, dinner with the research group of Professor Changqing Chen at Tsinghua University.
(4) On 17 April, photo taken in front of EAST (Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak) fusion system at ASIPP with Professor Songlin Liu’s team.