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SUSTech Professor Bai Yong Became Member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences

Aug 2, 2018 Latest

The Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (Norwegian: Norges Tekniske Vitenskapsakademi; NTVA) recently released a list of its new members. SUSTech Professor Bai Yong, from the Department of Ocean Science and Engineering, appeared at the top of the list. Professor Bai is the first Chinese mainlander to receive this honor, awarded to top scientists by the Norwegian government. Bai’s achievement is especially impressive, given Norway’s world-leading position in marine and ship engineering.

Bai Yong received his undergraduate education at Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute (now Harbin Engineering University) in 1982 before obtaining a Master of Science at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 1989, he finished his master’s and doctoral studies at Japan’s Hiroshima University. After finishing his studies, Professor Bai conducted research and engaged in teaching as a postdoctoral researcher and a faculty member in ship and marine engineering. He worked at various institutions including the Technical University of Denmark, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley. He was recognized by Zhejiang Province’s Hundred Talents Program in 2009.

Bai has led dozens of projects in ship structures, subsea pipelines/risers, subsea production systems, structural design of ocean platforms, and analyses and risk assessments. He also proposed the following theories:

·  The theory of fluid-solid coupled vibration of risers;
·  An analysis of resonance and fatigue strength;
·  The theory of subsea currents, resonance and dynamic response evaluation of risers; and
·  The design theory of buckling resistance and ultimate bearing capacity of deep-water submarine pipelines.

The abovementioned proposals have improved design methods, analytical measures and design specifications of submarine pipelines. The improved pipelines have become recognized across the industry, satisfied world standards and been applied widely in engineering practices.


About NTVA:

NTVA is a learned society and an independent organization based in Trondheim, Norway. Founded in 1955, the academy has about 500 members. It is a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS) and of the European Council of Applied Sciences and Engineering (Euro-CASE).

The objectives of the Academy are: to promote research, education, and development within the fields of technology and the natural sciences, to stimulate international cooperation within these fields, to promote the understanding of technology and natural sciences among the authorities and the public, and to benefit the Norwegian society and industrial development.


Original Article & Interview: Cheng Wenjing
Translation & Interview Assistance: Fan Yining
Proofreading: Chris Edwards
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