On May 15, Yishan, Yingtao and Tang Jiao did their PhD viva via internet. This was the first trial of the institute to organize PhD viva in this e-form. They presented their PhD defense report well. Dr Liu Xin organized and looked after the event, and the examiner panels were as follows.
答辩委员会 （唐娇）：陈颖军（复旦大学），章炎麟（南京信息工程 大学），李军，唐明金，毕新慧
Congratulations! Drs Jiang, Tang and Sun!
Liu Junwen and Sun Yingtao: The 318 Crossover to Lhasa
During December 28, 2015 to January 7, 2016 Junwen Liu (刘俊文) and Yingtao Sun (孙迎韬) went to Sichuan and Tibet for collecting snow and soil samples in high mountains of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (QTP)., along the picturesque 318 National Road. QTP, the third pole of the world, has an average altitude of > 4000 m and is sparsely populated. These samples will provide valuable information regarding anthropogenic activity, climate change, and the microbiological compositions in pristine region of Earth.
Collecting snow samples at Kazila Mountain.
Soil sampling at Kazila Mountain.
Dongda Monutain （东达山）.
Anjiu Mountain (安久山）.
The Mira Pass (米拉山口） .
Kazila Mountain (卡子拉山）.
Sejila Mountain (色季拉山）.
Zheduo Mountain (折多山）.
The Potala Palace. 日光下的布达拉宫。
The Potala Palace at night. 布达拉宫夜色。