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Mei Shunqi is a professor of WTU entitled to the special government allowance from the State Council. He is also the director of Hubei Provincial Key Laboratory of Digital Textile Equipment and the deputy director of National Engineering Laboratory for Clean Textile Production. In 2015, he was awarded as a Model Worker of Hubei Province and was then elected as an academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences in 2018. He presided over the completion of "High-performance Industrial Yarn Energy-saving Twisting Preparation Technology and Equipment and Its Industrialization" and this project received the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress in 2020. Many of the project’s technologies are the first of their kind and have reached an internationally advanced level overall, playing an essential role in enhancing the quality and international status of domestic high-end textile equipment, promoting industrial upgrading, conserving energy and reducing consumption.
The key to scientific research lies in finding problems. Professor Mei, devoted to basic and applied research in advanced textile equipment design and manufacturing, believes that applied basic technology research is indispensable as it is closely integrated with the actual production. Therefore, he often tried to get some time out of his tight schedule, worked late into the night, and used the winter and summer vacations to visit enterprises in person to find the problems in production, so as to better solve problems from the technical level. It is precisely because of this spirit of seeking truth from facts that we now have the “The Key Technology of Efficient and Energy-Saving Automatic Screen Printing Equipment” applied by Guangzhou Lanfang Textile Equipment Co. and the “Manufacturing Technology of Industrial Thread" by Yichang Jingwei Textile Machinery Co., Ltd. Besides, their products have been exported to the United State, Europe and beyond, realizing high productivity and sound profits.
Professor Mei cares about PHD candidates at WTU, advising them to do innovative scientific research, investigate in-depth and meticulously, find problems and identify the right direction. Heuristic and project-based teaching is needed to arouse students’ enthusiasm. The reform of teaching, and even education as a whole, is in line with the trend of the times. He believes that although technology is important to teaching, we cannot overly depend on it. For instance, Powerpoint is only an auxiliary means and attention should also be paid to blackboard writing, and the two should be organically combined to maximize class results.
He once said, “It takes a serious, inclusive and kind heart to make it in research and teaching." Professor Mei has always been rigorous, modest, easy-going, hard-working and willing to give. He has grown stronger together with WTU and with textile machinery. He just like a beautiful halo that offers students and colleagues encouragement and inspiration on their way to success.