The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) was awarded two special gold medals, two gold medals and one silver medal at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2017.
The two special golds, referred to as gold with the congratulations of the jury, went to Xia Haiyun and Zhang Qiang for a micro-pulse upconversion Doppler radar, and to a team led by Pei Gang for an evacuated solar collector with a heat shield.
Another team headed by Wang Zhiyong, who presented environment-friendly and anti-flaming paint, received a gold medal.
The Maker Center of the university was awarded a gold for a wearable power generator and a silver for the study on structural colors on the surface of metal based on nano-laser technology.
As one of the most prestigious events in the field of inventions, the exhibition took place between March 29 and April 2 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Over 1,000 inventions from 40 countries were presented this year, 123 out of which hailed from the Chinese mainland.
Based in Hefei, capital of East China’s Anhui province, USTC has done well at the annual event over the past few years. It bagged two golds and a silver in 2015, and a special gold, a gold and a silver in 2016.