AWARDEE OF TECHNOLOGICAL SCIENCES PRIZE
Professor Shi Jun (Jiun Shyr), a chemical engineering specialist, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, was born on December 13, 1912 at Changshu, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Department of Chemistry in Tsinghua University in 1934. Under the sponsorship of Tsinghua University, he studied in USA and majored in papermaking and chemical engineering at the University of Maine and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He returned to China in 1938 and since then settled as professor and chairman of the chemical engineering department of the Central University, Nanjing University, Nanjing Institute of Technology and Nanjing Institute of Chemical Technology.
Prof. Shi Jun has long been devoting himself to the education and research in the field of chemical engineering. In his close to 60 years' teaching and research work, he helped educate a large number of personnel of excellent caliber, including 14 members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. And since the beginning of the 1980's, he has tutored a large number of young scientists and engineers including over 100 masters and doctorates, who will become the mainstay of our national chemical industry in the next century. Since 1985, more than 200 of his papers were published in scientific journals at home and abroad, and the papers are on such subjects as fluid phase equilibria, flow microcalorimetry, chromatographic determination of physical properties, transfer property study, molecular simulation, mass transfer and membrane science and technology. He helped compile the first Chemical Engineering Handbook in China, the Chemical Engineering Volume of the Chinese Encyclopaedia, and took charge in compiling the new edition of the Chemical Engineering Handbook. For a long time, he served as the chairman of the board at Jiangsu Chemical and Chemical Engineering Society, and deputy chief editor of the Journal of Chemical Industry and Engineering (China). In 1992, he was awarded the title of “State Excellent Expert with Major Contribution to the Chemical Industry”.