On November 12, 2019, the 6th International Chemical Engineering Frontiers (Suzhou) Symposium and the 3rd China-Australia Joint Research Symposium in Dairy Manufacturing were successfully held in the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science of Soochow University. This was the third and final meeting before the conclusion of the China-Australia dairy cooperation project, hosted by Soochow University. The project leader Soochow University, and COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute, Monash University of Australia and Mengniu Dairy co-organized the meeting. More than 40 participants from China and Australia were engaged in the meeting.
During the one-day conference, Professor Chen Xiaodong, the Head of the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and the Director of the A- side of the Dairy Joint Research Center, and Professor Cordelia Selomulya, Chemical Engineering Department at Monash University, who is the head of the Australia side of the Joint Research Center, delivered opening speeches respectively.
In the first half of the meeting, the participants of the Joint Research Center introduced the research progresses of each party in the past year respectively.
In the second half of the meeting, researchers from Soochow University, COFCO Nutrition and Health Research Institute and Mengniu Dairy had sorted out the materials.
The China-Australia Joint Center was established in 2016 with the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science of Australia, aiming to further enhance the cooperation and exchanges between China and Australia in dairy R&D. Since its establishment, the Joint Research Center has carried out market and consumer research, developed functional new products, invested new processing technologies, and vigorously advocated high-quality dairy industry. It has made a bridge connecting the dairy researchers in other countries. In the project evaluation conducted by the Ministry of Science and Technology of China in September 2018, the China-Australia Dairy Joint Research Center was rated as being Excellent.
图片1： 中澳乳品联合研究中心中方负责人陈晓东院士，澳方负责人Cordelia Selomulya教授分别致辞
Figure 1：Professor Chen Xiaodong, and Professor Cordelia Selomulya delivered opening speeches.
Figure 2： Participants of the Joint Research Center described their works in the past year.
Figure 3：The key participants of the Center at the school of Chemical Engineering and environmental engineering