On July 20, the Launching Ceremony of Associated International Laboratory (LIA): Nano-BioCatEchem was hold in Jiageng Main Building of Xiamen University. Professor Chongshi Zhu, President of Xiamen University, Dr. Abdo Malac, Counsellor for Science and Technology of Embassy of France in China, Dr. Antoine Mynard, Director of the CNRS (The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France) Office in China, four LIA co-Directors, Professor Christian Amatore of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Professor Zhongqun Tian of Xiamen University, Professor Philippe Hapiot of Université Rennes 1, Professor Daiwen Pang of Wuhan University, attended the launching and unveiling ceremony. Professor Shaobin Tan, Assistant President and Directorof the Office of International Cooperation and Exchange, Professor Ye Wang, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Professor Yunbao Jiang, Dean of College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Mr. Riquan Lai, Vice Director of Office of Science and Technology also presented in the ceremony.
Nano-BioCatEchem is a CNRS Associated International Laboratory (LIA). It is the extension of LIA: XiamENS, the joint lab of CNRS, State Key laboratory of Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces (Xiamen University) and UMR CNRS 8640 "PASTEUR" lab (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris) which run from 2006 to 2014. The former joint lab made numbers of substantial achievements based on a series of interchange activities such as young staffs and graduates exchanges, bilateral symposiums, and the implementation of the international collaboration projects. And generated over 40 papers jointly published inpeer-reviewed journals, 4 patents and numbers of important lectures in international conferences which covered a broad research areas of electrochemistry, bio-electrochemistry, microfluidics and nano sciences and technologies. With the very successful running of XiamENS, both French side and China side deemed it necessary to continue the collaborations under the framework of CNRS LIA and introduced two new engines, University of Rennes 1 and Wuhan University. Four Universities share common scientific interest. The lab expects to have a strong-strong and complementary international collaborations. It is believed that under the framework of this new Nano-BioCatEchem lab, the newly formed four-part teams will work as one and emerge as a new star in the Nano BioCat chemistry research areas.