International Research Center for Functional Polymers, located in International Campus, Zhejiang University, is committed to building an international first-class scientific research and teaching center in the field of functional polymers. The Center relies on four provincial and ministerial level and one national research platform, which are Portugal-China Joint Innovation Centre For Advanced Materials, Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Synthesis and Functionalization, Ministry of Education, Engineering Research Center of Membrane and Water Treatment, Ministry of Education, Key Laboratory of Advanced Adsorption Separation Materials and Application Technology of Zhejiang Province, and Zhejiang Province International Science and Technology Cooperation Base of Polymer Healthcare Materials and Application Technology.
The Center gathers a group of excellent young and middle-aged talents as academic backbones, including 21 full-time professors, facing the frontiers of world science and technology, the main economic battlefield and the major needs of the country, focusing on the scientific foundation of functional polymers, and the four core research directions of functional polymers related to energy, environment and human health to carry out first-class scientific research and teaching. The Center undertake a series of important scientific research projects. including national outstanding youth fund, national excellent youth fund, national key R & D project and so on. At the same time, the Center has also introduced a number of academic masters, including Nobel Prize winners and academicians from developed countries, as honorary and chair professors. The Center considers the masters as the international research link, the full-time professors as the lead, to create a world-class research entity and platform closely around the key issues of functional polymer research and application.