On the morning of April 28, 2019, Professor Christina Moberg, member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Professor Luisa De Cola, member of the German Academy of Sciences, and Professor Donald Hilvert, member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, were issued honorary professor certificates by Li Jiajun, the Party Secretary of Tianjin University and will work as honorary professors at the Tianjin University School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (SPST).
From left to right: Jay Siegel, Donald Hilvert, Li Jiajun, Luisa De Cola and Christina Moberg
Professor Christina Moberg is also a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering. She is currently Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the European Academy of Sciences and a professor at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology. Professor Luisa De Cola is an academician of the German Academy of Sciences, an internationally renowned supramolecular chemist, a professor at the University of Strasbourg, France, and a member of the Committee of the German, British, French, American and Italian Chemical Association. Donald Hilvert is an academician of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a leading international scientist in the field of enzyme science, and a professor at the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He has won the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award.
After the Appointing Ceremony, each of the three professors delivered an academic report. By reviewing the history of metal catalytic reactions, Professor Christina Moberg discussed how to design catalysts for asymmetric catalytic reactions and showed a series of novel broad-spectrum catalysts. Professor Luisa De Cola introduced the biodegradable silicon materials developed by her team, the drug delivery system for the treatment of liver cancer, and injectable biocompatible hydrogels. Professor Donald Hilvert talked about the design and preparation of metal-containing enzymes and proteins and their magical catalytic effects in chemical reactions.
These three honorary professors have reportedly been on the 2nd International Advisory Board of the School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology since April 2018 to provide advice for the international development of the SPST.
Feng Cuiling, Secretary of the party committee of SPST and Jay Siegel, Dean of SPST, and members of SPST International Advisory Board, attended the appointment ceremony.
By: Chen Weiyi
Editors: Eva Yin & Doris Harrington