A Tianjin University professor has designed the "catalytic conversion process of Kraft lignin” which turns alkali lignin, a waste-product from the pulp and paper industry, into high value-added small organic molecules. The breakthrough has a potential commercial application. The research has been published in the chemistry journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition and achieved an international invention patent and four domestic patents.
On April 29, 2015 the dream that a medium and large unmanned aerial vehicle with its engine made by the Chinese became a reality after the successful test flight of the Rainbow 3 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which was equipped with the light-duty TD0 engineering prototype engine. The engine was developed with the cooperation of both Tianjin University (TJU) and Chongqing Zongshen Power Machinery Company Limited in China.
Forty three research bases, which account for 72% of all laboratories, including three State Key Laboratories and six National Key Laboratories of the Ministry of Education, China are relocating this year to TJU’s new campus. The university has designed a rational layout efficiently integrating the teaching and research resources in a limited space at the new campus.