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Renowned Chinese Chemist Dies at 101

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Renowned Chinese chemist Shen Panwen has died at the age of 101, Nankai University announced on Tuesday.

SHEN Panwen (Image by Guangming Daily)

Born in Guangdong Province in 1916, Shen was one of the founders of Chinese contemporary chemistry and a senior academic in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China News Service reported.

Professor Shen held several national patents and two state intellectual property rights; nickel-metal hydride battery and new manufacturing process of Nd-Fe-B permanent magnet alloy.

After Shen dedicated the IPR to the nation, the production of nickel-metal hydride batteries in Tianjin has accounted for over 20 percent of the world's total. The industrialisation of the Nd-Fe-B alloy manufacturing technology is also under way.

Shen graduated from the National Southwestern Associated University, a merger of China's major universities during the China-Japan war period in the 1930s to 1940s. He taught chemistry in Nankai University for most of his lifetime. (gbTimes)

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