Professor William Price, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Appointed as a WUT Expert of "1000 Foreign Talents Plan"
On October 22nd, WUT held the appointment ceremony for Prof. William Price (fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a foreign academy of Chinese Academy of Engineering) to officially appoint him as a WUT Expert of "1000 Foreign Talents Plan". Zhao Jing, deputy secretary of university party committee, announced the document of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee that Professor William Price had been recruited in the “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” (known as “the Thousand Talents Plan”)?. Leaders of related departments, faculty and students of School of Transportation attended the ceremony.
Professor William Price expressed his great pleasure to be appointed as WUT Expert of "1000 Foreign Talents Plan". He highly appreciated the great contribution WUT has made to national transportation. He stated that WUT had reached domestic advanced level in laboratory construction and research of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. He also expected the university to play more important roles in other areas in the future. Last, he would keep cooperation and communication in depth with the university, construct international influential scientific and research base, guide the construction of discipline innovation team , and promote the development of young teachers.
Professor William Price is a fellow of the British Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the British Royal Society, a foreign academy of Chinese Academy of Engineering and a strategic scientist of WUT. As a foreign expert recruited by our base of Introducing Talents of Key-technology Discipline of High-performance Naval Architecture (one of the Key Introducing Talents programs of State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs in China, known as 111 program), professor William Price has cooperated with our university deeply for a long time and has made great achievement in cooperative R&D, mutual communication and joint cultivation of young teachers and graduate students. In 2011, Professor William Price was appointed as a strategic scientist of our university. Under his support, WUT-UoS High Performance Ship Technology Joint Centre was established on September, 2012. Professor William Price was awarded the Chime Prize of Excellent Foreign Experts of Hubei Province 2013for his great achievements in joint R&D with our university.