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Sparks awarded Einstein Professorship by Chinese Academy of Sciences

Donald L. Sparks, the S. Hallock du Pont Chair of Soil and Environmental Chemistry and director of the Delaware Environmental Institute (DENIN), spent 16 days in China this past October as the recipient of an Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

Presented to 20 distinguished scientists from around the world every year, the award is designed to strengthen collaborations, with the overarching goal to enhance training for future generations of scientists in China.

Sparks visited Beijing, Nanjing, Shenyang, Xiamen and Guilin and delivered six lectures at three CAS institutes, which were attended by more than 1,200 faculty and students. He also was honored at banquets, toured local caves, ventured on boat tours and soaked in the sights.