Opportunities for Australia-China Science, technology and innovation

China is the Australia largest trading partner, import and export market. Each year Australia attract many Chinese students and Investors looking for opportunity. With the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership between Australia and China, overwhelming cooperation in area of culture, technology and education has seen. Free trading agreement with ‘One Belt, One Road’ economic strategy from China makes Western Australia a great place for investment opportunity.


The beautiful Australia can be name for home of innovation. According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) calculation, innovation stimulates over 50 per cent economic growth and long term economic return more than 100 percent. Australia has a world leading level of research, area including biomedical science, infrastructure, environmental protection, marine and earth science, energy science, agricultural and food science and many more.


Australia have many quality research. In 2015 Australia owns 3.9 percent of research paper production, ranking 9th in the world. Among top one percent highly cited papers in the world, Australia dominates 7 per cent. With only 24 million population Australia has 12 Nobel Prize winners and 39 universities ranked within top 400 universities in the world.


Western Australia is rich in natural resources, such as iron, gold, nickel and nature gas. By having nearly one third of total land area but only one tenth of population, 70 per cent of agricultural output to china showing the strong bond between the two countries. Perth and Beijing being the same time zone makes great convenience for communication.


Western Australia surpasses other states in per capita innovation and leading research expenditure. Many research fields stay at the top and an advantaged condition of research and industrialization. Recently, Western Australia and China have been setting up more close relationship in research field. According to Thomson Reuters’, there are 10 per cent of academic publication of the University of Western Australia is produced by collaborating with China during the past three years.


Currently, Western Australia is confronting economic growth transformation. Education, science and innovation being the new pillars of economy by state government and international cooperation are to be encouraged. The first Australia-China Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation of science (ACCSTI2017) is to tighten connection between Australia and China. The goal of this conference is to stimulate research cooperation opportunity. There will be more than 200 professional researchers, entrepreneurs and government officer attend the conference. The conference will be also divided into six Forums including Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure; Medical Science and Public Health, Clean Energy, Agriculture and Food, Policy, Business and Entrepreneurship, and Young Professionals. The Conference topics include but not limited to:

Forum on Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

  • Advanced Construction Materials
  • Industrialized Construction Method
  • Underground Space Development
  • Big Data based Urban Planning and Design
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Disaster Prevention and Control
  • Extreme Loading

Forum on Medical Science and Public Health

  • Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Genetics and Precision Medicine
  • Diagnostic and Laboratory Medicine
  • Translational Medicine
  • Public Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Nutrition and Food Safety
  • Occupational Health and Safety

Forum on Clean Energy

  • Batteries and electric vehicles
  • Fuel cells, supercapacitors and energy storage
  • Hydrogen generation, CO2 conversion and renewable fuels
  • Fundamental electrochemistry and advanced materials

Forum on Agricultural and Food Sciences

  • Crop, Horticulture and Pasture Science
  • Transgenic plants and gene editing
  • Animal Science
  • Veterinary Parasitology
  • Omics (genomics, proteomics or metabolomics)
  • Biosecurity and Food Safety

Forum on Policy, Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Economics & Economic Policy;
  • Consumers, Markets, Cultures & Decision-making
  • Tourism & Sustainable Development
  • New Product Development & Commercialization

Finance, Accounting & Management

2016 Summer Season WACSA Seminar

2016 Summer Season WACSA Seminar


Wednesday, 20 January 2016 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm


tba Curtin University Bentley, WA 6102 Australia

Our distinguished Guest Speakers

Prof Hui-Ming Cheng

Academia, Chinese Academic of Sciences
Institute of Metal Research, Shenyang, China

Synthesis and Application of Graphene

Prof Zheng-Xiang Li

John Curtin Distinguished Professor, Australian Laureate Fellow Curtin University

How the Earth Engine Works – from the Crust to the Core

Free admission, light refreshment will be provided

About the Speakers

Prof Hui-Ming Cheng

成会明,中国科学院金属研究所研究员、中国科学院院士、发展中国家科学院院士。 主要从事先进碳材料的研究。提出了浮动催化剂化学气相沉积、非金属催化剂化学 气相沉积制备碳纳米管等方法,促进了碳纳米管的研究与应用。提出了模板导向化 学气相沉积等方法,制备出石墨烯三维网络结构材料、毫米级单晶石墨烯,发展了 石墨烯材料的宏量制备技术。提出了可高效储能与转化的层次孔材料设计、电化学 电位调控、晶面调控等方法,制备出一系列新型能量转化与储存材料。研制出块体 各向同性热解石墨材料,批量应用于多项重点工程。迄今已获得发明专利数十项, 发表学术论文近 500 篇,被引用 36000 多次(H 因子 87),是汤森路透集团公布的
高引用科学家之一。曾获国家自然科学二等奖、国防科技进步二等奖、何梁何利科学与技术进步奖、美 国碳学会 Charles E. Pettinos 奖、德国 SGL 集团 Felcht 奖等。曾任《Carbon》副主编、《新型炭材料》
主编,现任《Energy Storage Materials》主编、《Science China Materials》副主编。

Prof Zheng-Xiang Li

Professor Li’s research involves how Earth evolved and how it works, with research interests including palaeomagnetism, regional (Australia and Asia) to global tectonics, and geodynamics. He received his BSc in seismological geology from Peking University in 1982, and a PhD on palaeomagnetism and tectonics from Macquarie University in 1989. During his time at the University of Western Australia from 1990 until 2006, he received an ARC QEII Fellowship, was a Co-Leader of the successful UNESCI-IUGS sponsored IGCP
project No. 440, acted as the Deputy Director of the ARC-funded Tectonics Special Research Centre, and rose to Senior Principle Research Fellow/Professor.
Li joined Curtin University in 2007. He is currently a Co-Leader of IGCP project No. 648 (http://geodynamics.curtin.edu.au), a Co-Director of the Australia-China Joint Research Centre for Tectonics and Earth Resources (http://tectonics.curtin.edu.au/), and a key member of The Institute for Geoscience Research (http://tiger.curtin.edu.au/) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (http://www.ccfs.mq.edu.au/Participants/Participants.html). He is a Thomas Reuters Highly Cited Researcher (2014 & 2015), and an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America. He was awarded an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2015.

WACSA Begins New Age

WACSA Begins New Age

The new WACSA committee (2015-2017) has been formed:


Dr. Guowei Ma(UWA)

Vice President:

Dr. Sanping Jiang(Curtin)
Dr. Le Jian(Health Department,WA)
Dr. Fang Liu(UWA)

Chief Financial Officer:

Dr. Cecilia Xia (Curtin)


Dr. Meimei Zhang(Rio Tinto)

Executive Committee:

Dr. Dong Wang(UWA)
Dr. Jiawen Li(UWA)
Dr. Shaomin Liu(Curtin)
Dr. Kaiming Bi(Curtin)
Dr. Jian Liu(Curtin)
Dr. Wujun Ma(Murdoch)
Dr. Shaofang Wang
Dr. Lihong Shi

WACSA former vice president awarded $2.9m Australian Laureate Fellowship

WACSA former vice president Professor Zheng-Xiang Li of Curtin University’s Department of Applied Geology has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading geoscience researchers, receiving a five-year $2.9 million Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Federal Government.
Professor Zheng-Xiang Li of Curtin University’s Department of Applied Geology has again been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading geoscience researchers, yesterday receiving a five-year $2.9 million Australian Laureate Fellowship from the Federal Government.

Minister for Education and Training Christopher Pyne awarded 15 fellowships across a range of disciplines with Curtin the only Western Australian university on the list.

Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Development, Professor Graeme Wright congratulated Professor Li on his outstanding achievement and said he was a great example of the high quality researchers the University is attracting.
“Professor Li’s achievements are a great tribute to his dedication and research excellence. Curtin is committed to developing and supporting our researchers, to help them achieve their highest goals, and the University reach its full potential as an international leader in research,” Professor Wright said.
“Curtin is widely recognised for its achievements and continues to progress and impact on a global scale.”

Already recognised as a Highly-Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters, Professor Li said the Fellowship project, How the Earth works – toward building a new tectonic paradigm, will help to better understand both Earth’s long history and the driving forces behind its evolution.
“Half a century after the inception of plate tectonics theory, we are still unsure how the Earth ‘engine’ works, particularly the forces that drive plate tectonics,” Professor Li said.
“The project involves extensive national and international collaboration to potentially create a paradigm shift in our understanding of global tectonics. It will also contribute to a better understanding of the formation and distribution of Earth resources, thus provide a conceptual framework for their exploration.”
Professor Li was also acknowledged yesterday alongside four other Curtin researchers at the Thomson Reuters Citation and Innovation Awards in Melbourne. Again, Curtin was the only Western Australian academic institution recognised.
Source: http://news.curtin.edu.au/media-releases/world-class-geoscientist-awarded-2-9m-australian-laureate-fellowship/