Hans Nørgaard Hansen, vicedirektør for DTU Mekanik og generaldirektør Zhang fra NIM

Visit from China: National Institute of Metrology visits DTU Mechanical Engineering

Thursday 26 Sep 13


Hans Nørgaard Hansen
Head of Department, Professor, PhD, Dr. techn., R.
DTU Construct
+45 45 25 48 16


Matteo Calaon
Senior Researcher
DTU Construct
+45 45 25 48 42


Arne Miller
DTU Health Tech
+45 46 77 42 24

September 4, senior officials from China’s metrology institute, NIM, visited DTU Mechanical Engineering as a follow up on the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed a year ago. The MoU has initiated an exchange of young scientist and collaboration on nano-technology; and in view of the mutual satisfaction with the results so far, there was consensus about continuing and expanding the collaboration.

Following China’s increasing openness, NIM is currently seeking away from sole attention to metrology units and entering novel areas in supporting emerging technologies such as nano-, bio-, and materials-related technologies; and these areas are well embedded in DTU Mechanical Engineering in collaboration with Danish industry. “So why not join forces and learn from each other?”

For most Danes, China is still unexplored territory, and here is an opportunity to establish both technical and personal knowledge about the “Country in the Middle”. Also the impressive new facilities at NIM make collaboration interesting.

NIM director Zhang, in charge of the 6-person delegation, expressed the wish to enlarge the existing topics for collaboration to bio- and materials metrology, as well as incorporating DTU Nutech with research in connection with the running in of medical accelerators. Further, he encouraged the inclusion of DTU’s experience with industrial innovation.


Hans Nørgaard Hansen, Deputy Head of Department at DTU Mechanical Engineering, also finds the collaboration highly interesting: "We should use any opportunity to give our students experience of chinese matters, it can only strengthen their future global work spaces."


Li Wei, forsker fra NIM
Li Wei, one of the scientists from the project, working at the SEM microscope at
DTU Mechanical Engineering. Photo: Kim da Costa Carneiro.

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