From June 2 to 7, 2014, the 2014 International Microwave Symposium (IMS 2014), the world's premier microwave conference, was held in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA. The TJU student team comprised of three PhD candidates won the championship in the Competition of Microwave Transistor Modeling of the IMS-2014 PhD SSI and Student Design Competitions.
On June 1, 2014, the “Peiyang Star” Team from the TU Affiliated Primary School arrived back from the US in triumph. Through brainstorming and teamwork, they received the Best Idea and Innovation Prize in the DI Global Teenagers' Innovative Thinking Competition, winning honor for their school and TU, as well as Tianjin.
Dr. Li Lingjun, who was attracted to work at the TU School of Life Sciences under Tianjin One-Thousand-Talent Program, is awarded the 2014 Biemann Medal for the number and depth of her contributions in the field of mass spectrometric study of neuropeptides and functional peptidomics by the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).
The 7th International Culture Festival of TU was held on May 24, 2014. Representatives from the TU School of International Education along with thousands of Chinese and international students gathered at Liuyuan Square to celebrate the event. International students from dozens of countries and regions showcased their native cultures and characteristics through art performance, serving indigenous cuisine.
Recently, the ”Petrel” II glider, developed by Tianjin University independently, passed a 1500m-deep water test in the northern part of the South China Sea, which established a series of new records for Chinese underwater slider technology including: longest range without breakdown, longest duration, most profiling motions, and largest operational depth. It breaks technology restrictions established against China.