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Juncheng Fan from Queen Mary Engineering School, Xi'an, comes third in IoM3 Young Person's World Lecture Competition

Juncheng with Andy Bushby, Liz Tanner and Maria Romero-Gonzalez
Juncheng with Andy Bushby, Liz Tanner and Maria Romero-Gonzalez
Slide from Juncheng's Presentation
Slide from Juncheng's Presentation


Juncheng Fan from QMES (Queen Mary Engineering School, Xi'an) came third in IoM3 Young Person's World Lecture Competition. The competition is run by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3) every year with students competing through regional and then national finals.

Juncheng's presentation was entitled "Polydopamine-based Antibacterial Coatings Mussel-inspired Smart and Versatile Platforms for Orthopaedic Implants"

This year the finalists represented UK, South Africa, Russia, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Canada, and Juncheng as did his degree in Xi'an he was representing China. He takes away a cash prize and a new MacBook computer. Junchang was one of the very few who reached the Final from their undergraduate work so excellent. Juncheng's project was supervised by Li Peng in NPU and Liz Tanner in London.




Graduation ceremony for QMES class of 2017

5th JRI PhD summer workshop

On June 21st the inaugural cohort of students enrolled at Queen Mary Engineering School in 2017 were awarded their degrees in a ceremony presided over by Queen Mary Principal Professor Colin Bailey CBE FREng and Deputy Secretary of the NPU Party Committee Professor Wan Xiaopeng. After four years of hard work and dedication to their studies, over 220 students were awarded degree certificates from both universities.

NPU staff, graduands and their friends and family attended the ceremony in the Great Hall on NPU’s Chang’an campus in Xi’an. Students were wearing official Queen Mary colours for their special day. Queen Mary staff, along with many other student guests, attended the ceremony remotely from across the world.

As Principal Bailey said in his Address: “As graduates of the School, you have an unusual and powerful combination of skills to offer your country and the world. You are equipped with excellent engineering knowledge and English skills. But you also have a great international understanding, and an appreciation of the application of your knowledge in a global society.”

Many graduands now go on to further study at top institutions around the world – including over 50% who will travel overseas for their postgraduate study – and others start out on promising careers. Excitingly, there are a large number of graduands who plan to continue their studies at Queen Mary this coming September; we look forward to welcoming those students to London at the start of the new semester!

5th JRI PhD summer workshop

The Principal also reminded graduands that they now join the Queen Mary Alumni Network: “Our alumni office will keep in touch with you in the coming years to help you make the most of your membership of the Queen Mary community. Do keep in touch: through the alumni network you can make new contacts and friends, and further your career.” Graduands can find details of the Alumni Network here.

It was also a special day for all the staff at QMES, happy to see their students achieve so much. Prof Andy Bushby, Executive Vice Dean of QMES, closed with: “As you go forward to build your careers you can look back with pride on your achievements at QMES. Your contribution to the life of the School has helped to shape QMES for future generations of students. As the first graduates of QMES you will always be a special part of the QMES legend!”

The Queen Mary University-NPU of London Joint Research Institute, 5th PhD Summer School and Workshop 2021

5th JRI PhD summer workshop
5th JRI PhD summer workshop

The School of Engineering and Materials Science (SEMS) are hosting online the annual PhD Summer school and workshop on Advanced Materials & Structures from Monday 7th to Friday 11th June. There are currently five planned Workshops in areas of established collaboration with a focus on the timely topics of High Entropy Ceramics, Energy Conversion and Storage, Novel Biomaterials for Bioapplications, Smart Materials and Bioengineering -

 QMES Students Won the Outstanding Award in the 19th “AAMS Cup” University Students Extracurricular Academic and Scientific Works Competition


On March 26th, the 19th Northwestern Polytechnical University "AAMS Cup" University Students Extracurricular Academic and Scientific Works Competition came to a successful conclusion. A total of 23 projects from QMES were awarded. Among them, Yuan Chuhan and her classmates’ project "Guangfu Tongchuang - the Pioneer of Self-generated Intelligent Glass Energy-saving Industry" won the outstanding award. "Study on the Fluorescence Properties of Linear Polysiloxane Based on Disulfide Bonds" by Li Chujia and her classmates, "Research on the Psychological Condition of Domestic University Students under the Influence of COVID-19 Epidemic and Intervention Countermeasures" by Xiao Weirong and "Aoxiang 3D Technology - Advanced Ceramic Turbine Blade Research and Development and 3D Printing Customization Service Provider" by Zhang Yuxiang etc were awarded the First Prize respectively. 4 projects hosted by Zhang Yu, Zhu Chaokai, Feng Zhuoya and Yu Chuan were awarded the Second Prize, and the Third Prize was awarded to 15 other projects.

We are keeping informed students and parents with updates on how are we managing academic activities affected by Covid.

Watch this short video from Dr Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Director of Learning Development for more details.

Multiple Award Success for QMES in The Queen Mary University of London Educational Awards:



Many congratulations to our colleagues Faith Nightingale, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli and Andrew Spowage for receiving prestigious Educational Awards in The Queen Mary University of London.

祝贺玛丽女王工程学院(简称:女王学院,QMES)的老师Faith Nightingale, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli以及Andrew Spowage获得伦敦玛丽女王大学( The Queen Mary University of London)多项杰出教育奖。

Faith Nightingale received an Education Excellence Award for her work on creating a unique materials library with the second-year students in the Queen Mary Engineering School (QMES) and embedding this work in the Personal Development Planning curriculum that she leads.                                                                                                                                       

其中,Faith Nightingale指导女王学院大二年级学生创建了别具特色的材料图书馆,为各类材料创建图文并茂的详细档案。Faith还将材料图书馆与其所授课程《个人发展规划2》有机结合起来,丰富、拓展了该项课程,因而获得优秀教育奖。

Faith Nightingale and Maria Romero-Gonzalez, jointly with The Queen Mary University of London colleagues from the Nanchang University-The Queen Mary University of London Biomedical Sciences Programme were further recognised with another Education Excellence Award for their Common Ground Project. This project promoted the collaboration of QMES and Nanchang students by creating videos that focused on materials for biomedical applications. You can see the winning videos here:                                                             

此外,Faith Nightingale、Maria Romero-Gonzalez与来自南昌大学-The Queen Mary University of London 生物医学科学专业的同事一起,获得了另一项优秀教育奖。 该项目通过指导学生创作介绍生物医学应用材料的视频,促进了伦敦玛丽女王大学在中国的两个合作项目玛丽女王工程学院与南昌大学玛丽女王学院的合作。可点击下面链接观看获奖视频:

Finally, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Andrew Spowage and Gabriel Cavalli, jointly with their London colleague, Folashade Akinmolayan-Taiwo, won the very prestigious President and Principal's Prize at the Queen Mary Education Excellence Awards.
祝贺玛丽女王工程学院(简称:女王学院,QMES)的老师Faith Nightingale, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli以及Andrew Spowage获得伦敦玛丽女王大学( The Queen Mary University of London)多项杰出教育奖。

This award recognizes the hard work and crucial leadership the team offered towards developing and delivering teaching and learning activities to support staff - which were instrumental in response to the The Queen Mary University of London coronavirus pandemic.
卓越教育校长奖是对QMES团队为伦敦本部教职工网上教学活动给予的示范支持工作所做的肯定QMES团队开展的活动伦敦玛丽女王大学 对新冠病毒大流行期间起了卓绝重要的作用。

The Queen Mary University of London President, Prof. Colin Bailey, also highlighted how the impact of their work has transcended their school and even the university, with the team invited to present at key events such as the 2020 AdvanceHE Online Curriculum symposium.
伦敦玛丽女王大学校长Colin Bailey教授对QMES团队的工作成绩表示高度赞赏,他认为QMES团队不仅是其学院的榜样,更是伦敦玛丽女王大学大学的典范。Colin Bailey教授还邀请该团队出席2020年度高等学校在线课程研讨会等重要活动。

Well done to the QMES team! 让我们再次祝贺QMES团队!

Excited to return to China

We miss you all and can't wait to see you again in QMES, Xi'an


The Queen Mary University of London-NPU JRI PhD Summer School and Workshop 2020



We are pleased to announce that the 4th The Queen Mary University of London-NPU Summer School and Workshop will take place from the 15th to 17th July 2020.

The NPU-The Queen Mary University of LondonJRI facilitates collaboration between researchers at the two institutes in areas of mutual interest and complementarity. Its aim is to support new lines of research that are timely and of societal benefit, leading to internationally recognized research and joint funding. This compliments the activities of the NPU-The Queen Mary University of London Joint Education Institute

The updated programme and link can be found at

 QMES Holds The Third Meeting of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee



On June 23, the third meeting of the Student-Staff Liaison Committee of QMES was held at Room 413, East Teaching Building A, Chang'an Campus. The meeting was held both online and offline. Vice Dean and Director, Chen Jun; Vice Dean and Vice Director, Fan Xiaoli; Executive Vice Dean and Vice Director, Andrew Bushby; Assistant Dean, Cheng Yin; Faculty committee members Qi Yue, Shi Xuetao, Gao Pengfei, Maria Romero-Gonzalez, Gabriel Cavalli, Alan Allman and student members Liu Yang, Liu Shubo, Sui Yupeng, Lin Wanran, Su Yi, Hu Zhenghao, Zheng Zhi, Yuan Chuhan, Li Tianyu, Li Can, Liu Yinuo, Zhang Xuechen, Hou Siyu and Yu Chuan attended this meeting. The whole meeting was hosted by Chen Jun.

The Student-Staff Liaison Committee is an important mechanism to promote the talents cultivation of QMES, guide, help and serve the growth of students and enhance the communication between teachers and students. It has played an important role in promoting the development of the school in the past three years since its establishment. The detailed preliminary investigations by the student members and the answers from the teacher representatives provide a powerful guarantee for the further improvement of the daily management, curriculum setting, teaching and administration of QMES.

This meeting enhanced the in-depth communication between teachers and students of QMES, solved many problems that puzzled the students, and created new possibilities for the School to educate all-round international talents.

 Building Communication Skills Across Materials and Biomedical Science



Starting from October 2019, ICTL funded a project to enhance students' skills in building communication skills across Materials or Polymer Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Science, led by Ms. Faith Nightingale (School of Language, Linguistics and Film) and Dr. Maria Romero-Gonzalez (School of Engineering and Material Sciences).

The aim was for students to explore the connections between their major and Biomedical Science thus providing common ground between them and students from Queen Mary School, Nanchang University and other TNE programmes. Students were engaging in peer-to-peer learning and using all the skills and knowledge that they had developed from their modules at Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, NPU.

2019年10月,在西北工业大学伦敦玛丽女王大学工程学院国际教学研究中心(ICTL)的大力支持下,来自伦敦玛丽女王大学语言、语言学和电影学院的Faith Nightingale(玛丽女王工程学院《个人发展规划1&2&3》课程负责人)与来自工程与材料科学学院的Maria Romero-Gonzalez(玛丽女王工程学院《材料学1&2》课程负责人)共同发起了一场跨学科交际能力训练项目,以期帮助学生搭建一个平台,来探索研究生物医学材料在生活中的应用。


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 Double Master Degree Programme Application of NPU was Approved



On January 8, the Department of International Cooperation and Exchange of the Chinese Ministry of Education issued the reply onthe Change to School Operation Matters of the Queen Mary University of London Engineering School, Northwestern Polytechnical University(hereinafter referred to as QMES) (Jiao Wai Si Ban Xue [2020] No.84), approving that Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) will carry out the double master degree of Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools. The newly approved postgraduate programme includes four majors (or authorised degrees); Materials Science and Engineering, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Organic Chemistry (Organic Electronics), Biomedical Engineering. In 2020, the programme officially enrols students with a duration of 3 years schooling (including 9-12 months in The Queen Mary University of London). The annual enrolment headcount is no more than 65 students in total per cohort, which is included in the national postgraduate enrolment plan and the NPU postgraduate enrolment plan. After graduation, students will be granted an NPU postgraduate graduation certificate, NPU masters degree certificate and Queen Mary University of London (The Queen Mary University of London) masters degree certificate.

This is the first time that NPU has been approved at a masters level Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools since NPU launched the bachelor level Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools with The Queen Mary University of London in 2016. This breakthrough in the level and scale of joint education programme marks the new stage of our international cooperation in education.



An Open Letter to QMES
DearTeachers, Colleagues and Students:
Hope this letter finds you all well!
如大家所知,从今年1 月开始,在中国和多个国家相继出现了新型冠
状肺炎这一紧急公共卫生事件,从2020 年1 月30 开始,世界卫生组织宣
布构成国际关注的突发公共卫生事件(PHEIC),2 月29 日,将COVID-19
的统一安排部署下,西北工业大学决定自2 月24 日开始,在抗“疫”特殊时
It’s well-known that an outbreak of the novel coronavirus pneumonia
the epidemic took place in China and many other countries successively since
January. On 30th January 2020, The World Health Organization declared it a
public health emergency of international concern and further raised the risk
presented by COVID-19 to the public in the world to be very high on 29th
February. In accordance with the unified deployment of national and Shaanxi
provincial governments, since 24th February, NPU decided to deliver distance
online teaching and learning (T&L) during the epidemic, which could obstruct
returning to campus but can’t stop T&L.
见附件),有效地提升了线上教学实效。自2 月24 日以来,教师积极利用
克服时差问题,重排课表,在伦敦经常6、7 点钟早起授课,做出了非凡的
As the Joint Education Institute presented by both universities’
the arrangement, QMES adopted distance online teaching and learning based on the
scheduled semester weeks. The school’s administration team made a
comprehensive preparation to support the online T&L effect (as attached). Since
February 24th, all teachers have made full use of online teaching approaches to
improve teaching quality and learning experience. Queen Mary teachers, in
particular, have made extraordinary efforts and overcome the inconveniences
such as the time difference as well as the timetable rearrangement. They had to
get up as early as 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. in London to deliver courses. Currently, the
online T&L is running smoothly and has received positive feedback from
teachers and students.
在此,我们谨代表西北工业大学、伦敦玛丽女王大学,代表QMES 联
在线教学先进经验,积极发挥辐射带动作用,将 “教学不断线、质量不放
Hereby, on behalf of NPU, Queen Mary and Joint Administrative
Committee of QMES, we would like to extend our cordial greetings to all the
faculty and students and express our sincere appreciation to teachers’
contributions and students’ understanding! Meanwhile, we expect QMES will
promote the constructive online teaching experience and take a demonstrative
role by ensuring the smooth online T&L delivery and tracking students’
learning outcomes to maintain the high-quality T&L.
陕西省、西安市已连续10 天没有新增病例,复工复产等各项工作正在有序
Shoots bursting through the soil are the messengers of the warm spring,
telling us that hope is coming soon. With joint effort, no new cases have been
confirmed in Xi’an for 10 consecutive days. Everything is gradually going back
on track. We believe that the university reopening is also under consideration
and preparation.
Let us keep close collaboration to make the online T&L more successful. A
thousand miles can’t stop us from reunion soon!
万小朋 (Xiaopeng Wan)
王 文 (Wen Wang)
2020 年3 月2 日
March 2nd, 2020