The “Selection for Top Ten News of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) in 2022” ended a few days ago, and 10 articles including “Commemorative Conference on the 90th Anniversary of EEA, Tsinghua University Was Held Successfully” were selected as “Top Ten News of EEA in 2022”.
Top 10 News of EEA in 2022
1. Celebrating the 90th Anniversary of EEA
Commemorative Conference on the 90th Anniversary of EEA, Tsinghua University Was Held Successfully
On the morning of April 23, the Conference Commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University was held at the New Tsinghua Lecture Hall. Guests including Li Meng, former vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and an alumnus admitted to the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1995, Qiu Yong, secretary of the Party Committee of Tsinghua University and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shu Yinbiao, chairman of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering, chairman of Huaneng Group, chairman of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering , Sun Changji, honorary chairman of China Electrotechnical Society and former Vice Minister of Machinery, Zeng Rong, Vice President of Tsinghua University, Bi Tianshu, a representative of domestic brother universities and colleges and vice president of North China Electric Power University, attended the conference.
2. Centered at party building
Party Class Group of EEA launched a series of practice on “Celebrating the 20th National Congress”
As the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China is about to be held, we are celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the motherland. On this National Day, teachers and students of EEA actively participated in the social practices on “Recalling the Extraordinary Days and Celebrating the 20th National Congress” to wish our motherland a happy birthday with sincere actions! On October 1st, Cheng Zhikai, a student from the TMS Branch of EEA, participated in the activity of “Teachers and Students of Tsinghua University Visiting the History Exhibition Hall of the Communist Party of China”, more than 120 teachers and students lined up in front of the sculpture “Flag” in the west square and listened to Mr. Qiu Yong's lecture “Micro Party Class”, and collectively visited the themed exhibition of more than 100-year history of the Chinese Communist Party, to experience the history of the Party's struggle in a panoramic way and absorb spiritual strength. On October 2, the party group of Energy Class 24 followed other party branches and individuals of Tsinghua University to carry out the “Visit to the Memorial Hall of Chinese People's Anti-Japanese War”. On October 3, Jiang Peixue, vice president of Tsinghua University, and Mr. Kang Chongqing, Dean of EEA, led the party class team of Energy Class 23 to Shougang Park to carry out practices. The TMS branch of EEA organized 6 party groups including Energy Class 22, Electrical Class 12, Electrical Class 13, Electrical Class 14, Electrical Class 15 and Electrical Class 02 to carry out the activity of “Visiting the Site of the Xiangshan Revolution”.
3. Talent training brings distinct effect
Four Ph.D Candidates from EEA Won the 2021 IEEE DEIS Graduate Fellowship
The Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation Society (DEIS) of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) selected 6 IEEE DEIS Graduate Fellowship winners worldwide, among which 4 students from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics won the award, and a scholarship of USD 5,000 each. The IEEE DEIS Graduate Fellowship was founded by the IEEE Dielectric and Electrical Insulation Society to provide assistance to graduate students in the field related to electrical insulation and dielectric environment around the world. Their postgraduate research can cover a wide range including insulating media, dielectric properties and breakdown, charge transport, high voltage effects, etc. The evaluation criteria of the award are mainly the creativity of the postgraduate subject, influence of the selected subject and the ability of the postgraduate to complete the goal during the award period. The award winners are fixed by members of the DEIS Education Committee. In 2021, four doctoral students Pei Jiayao, Wang Shaojie, Wang Tianyu and Cheng Sang from EEA won this honor.
4. Fruitful achievements in scientific research
Zhang Ning and Kang Chongqing Published an Article in “Nature Communications” to Explore the Structural Morphology and Evolution Path of China’s Power System under the Dual-carbon Goal
Associate Professor Zhang Ning and Professor Kang Chongqing from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) of Tsinghua University have made important progress in the field of carbon neutral transformation of China’s power system. The EEA team, together with Harvard University, the Institute of Climate Change and Sustainable Development of Tsinghua University, the School of Environment of Tsinghua University, and the Global Energy Internet Development Cooperation Organization, carried out research on the planning optimization and operation simulation of the carbon neutral transformation of China’s power system. By combining the energy resource endowment with the actual data of the power system, they analyzed the key impact of the dual-carbon goal on the structure and transition cost of China’s power system, and deduce the evolution path of the power system to achieve the dual-carbon goal. The research result was published in the international academic journal Nature Communications under the title “Cost Increase in the Electricity Supply to Achieve Carbon Neutrality in China”.
5. Teachers won many awards
Professor Wu Weihan won the 2022 “Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award”
On May 17, the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering notified the review result of the 2022 Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award, and granted the 2022 “Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award” to Professor Wu Weihan of Tsinghua University in recognition of his pioneering contributions to electromagnetic transient numerical calculation and power system lightning protection. The Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE PES) jointly established the “Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award” in 2010 to reward an expert who has made major achievements in the field of electrical engineering and made important contributions to the progress of electric power technology. According to the “Regulations for Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award”, the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering and IEEE PES jointly organized the selection of the 2022 Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award. After being nominated by experts, reviewed by the international election committee, and approved by the Standing Council of the Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering and the Board of Directors of IEEE PES, Professor Wu Weihan of Tsinghua University was granted the 2022 “Gu Yuxiu Electrical Engineering Award”.
6. Further promote exchanges and cooperation
President Wang Xiqin Attended the Symposium with EEA to Plan Development of Disciplines
On September 13, President Wang Xiqin went to the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) to discuss the construction and development of the department. More than 30 EEA teachers, including EEA Dean Kang Chongqing, EEA’s Party Committee Secretary Yu Xinjie, CAS Academician Lu Qiang and CAE Academician Han Yingduo, participated in the discussion. Members of EEA’s party committee and administrative team, teacher representatives and heads of the university’s party committee office, university affairs office, confidentiality office, teacher work office, personnel office, development planning office, think tank center, academic affairs office, academy management center, graduate school, research institute, advanced technology institute, asset office and other relevant units participated in the research. In his speech, Wang Xiqin fully affirmed EEA’s development achievement since the Department was establishment 90 years ago, and answered the questions raised by teachers one by one. He said that EEA has not only made important contributions to the University in terms of personnel training and scientific research, but also played an active role in the formation of the university spirit, discipline style and other spiritual culture. Facing the rapid differentiation of disciplines and majors, he hoped that EEA should accurately recognize changes and respond to changes scientifically, especially to actively seek changes: one is to seize the opportunity of cooperation with leading enterprises and localities in the industry, expand the depth and breadth of cooperation, explore new national systems, drive economic and social development with excellent scientific and technological achievements, and form a long-term win-win cooperation mechanism for resource sharing; the second is to seize the opportunity of the department cultivating model in the “Basic Discipline Strengthening Plan”, optimize the cultivation scheme, improve the cultivation mechanism, and constantly explore new paths for talent training in EEA; the third is to seize the new opportunities arising from the reform of national key laboratories, aim at major national strategic needs and industry frontiers, give full play to Tsinghua’s talent advantages and multidisciplinary advantages, and promote the realization of new development of disciplines.
7. Academic influence further expanded
1st Volume of International Journal “iEnergy” Sponsored by EEA of Tsinghua University Was Officially Launched
In March 2022, the open-access English international academic journal “iEnergy” sponsored by Tsinghua University was officially launched, with Professor He Jinliang from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics of Tsinghua University as the editor-in-chief. This journal is published by Tsinghua University Press, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is responsible for overseas distribution. Low-carbon energy transformation and high-quality development are major opportunities and challenges in the world today, and there is an urgent need to build a new type power system that is clean and low-carbon, safe and controllable, flexible and efficient, intelligent and friendly, and open and interactive. As the first international academic journal in the field of electric power and energy founded by Tsinghua University, the mission of “iEnergy” is to serve the development of the entire electric power and energy discipline and help realize “carbon peak and carbon neutrality”. The goal of the journal is to gather the most authoritative consultants, the most dedicated editors and the best authors in related fields around the world, and become one of the most influential academic journals in the field of electric power and energy.
8. Power from a role model for teachers, students and alumni
Tribute to Mr. Mao Yugui — an “Ordinary Tsinghua Worker” As Old As EEA
On the Gobi Desert, which stretches for thousands of miles in the northwest of China, in a bitterly cold place where wind and sand are raging, there is a kind of plant that grows tenaciously, and in summer, a piece of green lights up the entire desert. He is the “licorice”, the pioneer of windbreak and sand fixation, an “elder of the country” who cures diseases and saves lives, silently dedicated himself, and defined the ordinary but great “licorice spirit”. Mao Yugui, a senior student graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering in 1952, is such a licorice. He took root in the Northwest, regardless of fame and fortune, worked hard, and lit up thousands of families in Dingbian County. 2022 is the 90th birthday of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Mao Yugui, born in 1932, is as old as the Department of Electrical Engineering. Over the past 90 years, countless people from EEA or Tsinghua, like Mr. Mao Yugui, have taken root for the development of the motherland, dedicated their youth, repaid the society with sweat, and stuck to their original aspirations with hard work.
9. One Department and two Institutes seek common development
High-standard Planning and Cohesion | “One Department and Two Institutes” Seek Common Development
In order to strengthen the overall linkage and improve the synergy efficiency, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics (EEA) of Tsinghua University, the Institute of Energy Internet Innovation of Tsinghua University (hereinafter referred to as the Beijing Institute) and the Tsinghua Sichuan Energy Internet Research Institute (hereinafter referred to as the Sichuan Institute) held the “One Department and Two Institutes” mid-year joint meeting in Chengdu on July 9, 2022. Nearly 30 people including Kang Chongqing, Dean of EEA, Director of the Beijing Institute and Director of the Sichuan Institute, Yu Xinjie, Secretary of the Party Committee of EEA and other party and administrative members of EEA, Executive Vice President Gao Wensheng and Vice President Gao Feng of the Beijing Institute, Executive Vice President Lu Zongxiang, Vice President Liu Wanhua and Vice President Liu Yi of the Sichuan Institute attended the meeting.
10. United to fight the pandemic
Fight the Pandemic Together and Go Ahead with Warmth — EEA Staff Actively Participated in the Voluntary Service against the Pandemic
The Party Committee of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Applied Electronics deeply studied the spirit of General Secretary Xi Jinping’s important speech on pandemic and control, resolutely implemented the decision and deployment made by the Central Committee of the Party and the work requirements of Beijing Municipal Committee, and immediately called on all party branches to reinforce the fighting fortress. Party members and comrades played a vanguard and exemplary role, consciously went to the front line, united and led the teachers and students around to fight the pandemic and overcome the difficulties together. All the staff have demonstrated the spirit of “fulfilling the responsibility” with practical actions, and also experienced the hardships and difficulties of the front-line staff of pandemic prevention. The pandemic will eventually end, and the Party Committee of EEA will always adhere to the correct political direction and stance, support pandemic control with a more high-spirited attitude, and let the party flag fly high on the front line of pandemic control.