New partnership takes off
17 April 2012
On 15 March Imperial and major aerospace manufacturer Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) agreed to establish a £2.5 million centre for forming lighter and stronger aircraft components at the College. The researchers at the AVIC Centre for Structural Design and Manufacturing from the Department of Mechanical Engineering will also focus on developing advanced computer modelling to improve manufacturing processes.
In the photo, Professor Anthony Kinloch, Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Jeff Magee, Head of the Faculty of Engineering, Rector Sir Keith O’Nions, CHEN Futao, Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, Liu Jinghong, Senior Vice President of AVIC, Wei Jinzhong, President for Science & Technology Development of AVIC, Feng Jun, Vice President of The First Aircraft Institute (FAI) of AVIC; Zhang Jun, President of Aeronautical Manufacturing Technology Research Institute (BAMTRI) of AVIC were in 170 Queen’s Gate, celebrating the signing of the five year agreement.