The 2020 Science and Technology Innovation Conference of Guangdong Province was recently held in Guangzhou, with awards presented to honor outstanding scientific and technological achievements in the province. Prof. Kevin C. Jones received the Guangdong Science and Technology Cooperation Award with joint recommendation by the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry (GIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Beijing Normal University-Hong Kong Baptist University United International College (UIC).
As a world-renowned expert on environmental sciences, Kevin C. Jones is a distinguished professor at the Lancaster University, UK, and foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. He played a leading role in establishing the International Research and Innovation Centre for the Environment (I-RICE), a joint initiative between the UK and China, and initiating several projects in collaboration with Guangdong Province, such as the EU’s SEW-REAP project and some supported by the UK-China Research and Innovation Partnership Fund (the Newton Fund) and the UK-China Science Bridge. His long-standing collaboration with his partners in Guangdong Province has resulted in 63 joint SCI papers and contributed to the growth of 25 high-caliber scientists and technicians. In addition, he facilitated British universities’ cooperation with Guangdong’s enterprises, universities, and research institutes by developing the Lancaster China Catalyst Programme (LCCP) in the province.
Jones’ collaboration with GIG can be traced back to 2003, and was further supported by the CAS’s Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists in 2009. By working with GIG and CAS on a number of projects that produced fruitful outcomes, he contributed immensely to GIG’s endeavors in building a monitoring network of Asia’s persistent organic pollutants and pioneering research on environment pollution and health in coastal zones along the “21st-Century Maritime Silk Road”.
Kevin C. Jones
Kevin C. Jones was awarded CAS’s Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists in 2009.
Kevin C. Jones received the Guangdong Science and Technology Cooperation Award.