A DuPont Fellow recently shared his perspective on the mission and development of the Chinese Research Academy for Environmental Sciences (CRAES) during a keynote address at the group’s annual work review and planning meeting.
Calvin Chien, a recipient of the prestigious Lavoisier Medal for Technical Achievement, has been working since 2005 with a team of professionals from the Corporate Remediation Group (CRG) to provide ongoing technical guidance and support to the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection’s (MEP) Center for Soil Remediation.
CRG representatives have participated in two workshops designed to share the latest knowledge and experience on cleanup with MEP and key Chinese remediation experts currently engaged in standards development. During these workshops, the DuPont team presented on such topics as DuPont core values, approaches and practices on remediation, and risk management of contaminated sites.
"It was a great opportunity for me to share my perspectives and recommendations with this professional group as they consider what is needed to meet the environmental challenges the nation faces," Calvin said.
CRAES is part of MEP and the largest environmental research institute in China, with more than 1,000 researchers and staff. The agency is the primary technical support for MEP on environmental matters. In 2011, Calvin was appointed an international research fellow, the third such appointment by the Chinese research academy.
Additionally, Calvin recently was appointed by the Chinese Ministry of Education as a science advisor with the status of full professor for China's Key Lab for Water and Sediment Science and Hydraulic and Hydroelectric Engineering at Tsinghua (Qinghua) University.
"I look forward to supporting the university and providing guidance for research work and talent development," he added.