China's top science award winner makes breakthroughs through perseverance

2019年10月09日 17:36:55 | 来源

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  China's research and application of fire and explosives has realized a transition from tracking imitation to independent innovation over forty years of reform and opening up. The promoter behind this achievement is Wang Zeshan, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and the winner of the National Science and Technology Award. The King of Fire and Explosives, as Wang is called, has written a glorious chapter of science and technology with his brilliant innovations. 

  Wang Zeshan, an explosive expert from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, is one the two scientists that won China’s top science award early this year for their outstanding contributions to scientific and technological innovation. 

  Wang Zeshan is known as China's Alfred Nobel for his contributions to the study of gunpowder, one of ancient China's four era-defining inventions.

  He has also made breakthroughs in propellant charging technologies with low temperature sensitivity.

  During 60 years of researching gunpowder, Wang has designed several new propellant charging theories and technologies, helping to improve the launch range of China's artillery by more than 20 percent, lifting the nation's ballistic performance of similar artillery above international levels.

  The dynamite specialist was the first to develop technology for reusing obsolete explosives, turning a potential threat to the environment and security into more than 20 popular military and civilian products both at home and abroad.

  He has also made breakthroughs in propellant charging technologies with low temperature sensitivity.

  Wang was born in 1935 in northeast China's Jilin Province, then under the occupation of Japanese aggressors.

  This is not the first time Wang has received a national-level award. He won the first prize in national sci-tech progress awards, and two more top national technology invention awards.

  Wang still spends about 12 hours a day working, despite his age.

  Research on flammable explosives is usually conducted in the field under extreme conditions. One month before he won the top national science award early this year, he visited the country's desert twice for experiments.