On April 11, the famous 88-year-old hydrogeological engineering geologist, LU Yaoru，Academician of China Academy of Engineering and Professor of Tongji University, personally donated 3.6 million yuan to set up the “LU Yaoru Ecological Environment and Geological Engineering Incentive Fund.” The fund aims to promote the ecological environment, geological engineering, and other related disciplines to move toward world-class disciplines and support talent training, scientific research, and research results transformation.
According to the administrative measures, the fund will be used to provide support for the academic construction of world-class disciplines of ecological environment and geological engineering, as well as the talent training including, but not limited to, rewarding young science and technology researchers and outstanding students. In addition, it will give priority to offering support for 3+2 universities and institute, with three for Tongji University, Guizhou Normal University and Institute of Hydrogeology & Environmental Geology, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, and two for two universities in Beijing, i.e. Tsinghua University and China Universities of Geosciences (Beijing). The fund will also be available to applicants for research projects with guiding significance in disciplines of ecological environment and geological engineering.
LU Yaoru is currently a professor and PhD supervisor at Tongji University, and the Honorary President of Guizhou Normal University. He is also the member of the Expert Committee of the National Commission for Reduced Hazards, a member of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, a member of the National Environmental Consultative Committee, a council member of the International Research Center on Karst UNESCO, and he leads the Joint Research Center of Urban Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Education, China. He has long been dedicated to the study of Hydrology, Engineering and Environmental Geology in the Karst areas.