On November 1, German Professor Zhengmeng Hou from Technical University of Clausthal (TU Clausthal) was invited to visit SWPU. In the morning, President Zhimin Du and Vice-President Jinzhou Zhao expressed their warm welcome to Professor Zhengmeng Hou and had a meeting with him in the meeting room 810 of the OfficeBuilding. They gave a general introduction of SWPU to Professor Zhengmeng Hou and invited him as Distinguished Professor of SWPU in order to strengthen basic field research and promote team building. Professor Zhengmeng Hou accepted the invitation pleasantly and introduced a general situation of unconventional natural gas and geothermal energy research which he is researching now. He hoped that the two sides can cooperate in the longitudinal project and the research of new energy and other aspects.
Professor Zhengmeng Hou also said that he would like to subsidize two teachers or doctors or post-doctoral as visiting scholars to TU Clausthal and carry out a six-month academic exchange.
In the afternoon, Professor Zhengmeng Hou gave an academic lecture named Technology and Potential of CO2 Geological Storage" in the Library Lecture Hall and he also answered questions asked by teachers and students.
ProfessorZhengmeng Hou is one of the third batch "Thousands of People Plan" talent pool experts in Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee,who is principally engaged in research of capture and underground storage technology of CO2, unconventional oil and gas and geothermy.