Prof. Zhonghua Liu Received His Second National Science and Technology Progress Award

By Dr. Wu Ping and Dr. Xingcai Zhang (Dr. Tea), WTeaO.org

Congratulations to Prof. Zhonghua Liu, Advisory Board Member of the World Tea Organization (WTeaO.org), for receiving his second National Science and Technology Progress Award, the only one in Chinese tea industry who had received such great honors.

Congratulations to WTeaO.org Board Advisor Prof. Liu Zhonghua for being recommended as the only candidate in the tea society to become a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering for 2017.
On January 9, 2017, the National Science and Technology Awards ceremony was held in Beijing. The project Key Technological Innovations and Industrial Applications of Dark Tea’s Quality and Efficiency Improvement was recognized as the second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award. This project was led by Zhonghua Liu, Zhongwang Zhou, Jianan Huang, Haoren Wu and other experts, and the main research teams were Hunan Agricultural University and Hunan Tea Industry Group. His project “The new extraction technology of functional tea components and its industrialization” won the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2008.

This is the second National Science and Technology Progress Award which is led by Prof. Liu. The achievement has a great practical significance and historical landmark to Hunan dark tea and the development of dark tea industry in the country. First, the three big technology innovations of this project led dark tea to a new development era. Second, the project has significant economic and social benefits, which is an important technology support role for enhancing comprehensive competitiveness of dark tea industry and implementing national precision poverty alleviation strategy. Last, this project is an outstanding technology innovation and high degree of transformation, has strong demonstration, radiation and diffusion capacity. It plays a crucial role in promoting to enhance the overall technology, market competition and system innovation capacity of dark tea production, and to improve the adjustment, optimization, upgrade of dark tea industry structure and the products update.

Prof Liu receives NST award

Prof Liu receives NST award

Prof. Zhonghua Liu, World Tea Organization (WTeaO.org) Advisory Board Member 

Prof. Zhonghua Liu, Advisory Board Member of the World Tea Organization (WTeaO.org), Professor of Hunan Agricultural University, Doctoral supervisor, Director of the National Research Center of Engineering Technology for Utilization of Functional Ingredients from Botanicals, Leader of the “Effective Utilization of Elite Germplasm Resources in Horticultural Plants’ Functional Components” Innovation Team by Ministry of Education, Director of the Key Laboratory of Tea Science by Ministry of Education, Deputy Director of the Technical Committee of National Engineering Technology Research Center in Tea Industry, Director of the Tea Branch of National Agricultural Products Processing Technology Research Center, Director of the Natural Products Engineering Technology Research Center in Hunan Province, Director of the International Cooperation Research Base on Medicinal Plants Resources by Ministry of Science.

Prof. Zhonghua Liu has made outstanding achievements in Chemistry of Tea Functional Components, Theory and Technology of Tea Processing, Deep Processing and Comprehensive Utilization of Tea, Using Technology of Characteristic Plants’ Function Components and related fields. He presided over more than 30 major programs of national, provincial and ministerial of China, such as National 973 Program, National Key Technology R&D Program/Tackle-key-problem Program, National Natural Science Foundation, Business Public Program by Ministry of Agriculture and National 948 Program, International S&T Cooperation Program, Key S&T Program by Ministry of Finance, Major S&T Special Program of Hunan Province, etc. In addition, he won the second prize of China National S&T Progress Award twice, appeared in the “New Century Talent Supporting Project by Ministry of Education” and “New Century Talents Project of China”.

Prof. Liu is a renowned Chinese expert on tea science and plant resources deep development. For years, he applied the related results and innovation technologies of Tea and Characteristic Plants’ activity components development to more than 50 enterprises in Hunan, Hubei, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Sichuan, Chongqing and Anhui provinces, made significant economic benefits. It plays an important role in promoting the Chinese industry of tea deep processing and industry of plant extracts occupy core status in the international market.

Prof Zhonghua Liu, Dr. Tea etc visit "1st cup of tea in the space"

Prof Zhonghua Liu, Dr. Tea (Xingcai Zhang) etc visit “1st cup of tea in the space” (Pu Erh Tea, which is also categorized as Dark Tea in China)

刘仲华教授再次荣获国家科技进步奖

2017年1月9日,国家科学技术奖励大会在北京隆重举行。以刘仲华、周重旺、黄建安、吴浩人等专家领衔,湖南农业大学、湖南省茶业集团为主体的科研团队研究项目《黑茶提质增效关键技术创新与产业化应用》荣获国家科技进步二等奖。他领导的“茶叶功能成分
提制新技术与产业化”项目荣获2008年国家科技进步二等奖。

恭喜WTeaO.org世界茶叶组织顾问刘仲华教授被推荐为2017年中国茶界唯一的中国工程院院士候选人

该项目是在刘教授带领下获得的第二个国家科学技术进步奖,此次获奖科研项目对于湖南黑茶乃至全国黑茶产业的发展具有重大的现实意义与历史里程碑意义。首先是三大技术创新,引领了黑茶的新发展;其次是该项目的经济效益和社会效益显著,对于提升黑茶产业的综合竞争力,实施国家精准扶贫战略具有重要的科技支撑作用;最后,该项目技术创新突出,转化程度高,具有很强的示范带动、辐射和扩散能力,对于提高黑茶生产的整体技术水平、市场竞争能力和系统创新能力,促进黑茶产业结构的调整、优化、升级及产品的更新换代起到了重要的推动作用。

世界茶叶组织顾问 刘仲华教授

刘仲华,世界茶叶组织(WTeaO.org)顾问委员会委员,湖南农业大学教授,博士生导师,国家植物功能成分利用工程技术研究中心主任、教育部“园艺植物功能成分优异资源高效利用”创新团队带头人、教育部茶学重点实验室主任、国家茶产业工程技术研究中心技术委员会副主任、国家农产品加工技术研究中心茶叶分中心主任、湖南省天然产物工程技术研究中心主任、科技部药用植物资源国际合作研究基地主任。

刘仲华在茶叶功能成分化学、茶叶加工理论与技术、茶叶深加工与综合利用、特色植物功能成分利用技术等领域取得突出成就,先后主持国家973计划、国家科技支撑计划/攻关计划、国家自然科学基金、农业部行业公益计划和948计划、国际科技合作

计划、财政部重点科技项目、湖南省重大科技专项等国家和省部级科研项目30多个,两次获得国家科技进步奖二等奖,并入选“教育部新世纪优秀人才”和“国家新世纪百千万人才”。

刘仲华教授是我国茶叶科学和植物资源深度开发研究领域的著名专家。多年来,刘仲华将茶叶及特色资源植物活性成分开发领域的相关成果和创新技术,在湖南、湖北、浙江、江苏、江西、广东、四川、重庆、安徽等10多个省市的50多家企业全面推广,取得了显著的经济效益,为中国茶叶深加工产业和植物提取物产业在国际市场占据核心地位起到了重要的推进作用。