ABB announces winners of the 6th ABB Cup National Automation Thesis Contest

Promote talent cultivation in the automation field; Boost industry upgrading with innovation

Beijing, November 26, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, announced the winners of the 6th ABB Cup National Automation Thesis Contest, which was exclusively sponsored by ABB and organized by Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), at the Chinese Automation Congress (CAC) recently held in Changsha, Hunan province. 21 of the 549 thesis papers stand out as the first, second and third prizes. Among them, the thesis co-authored by Wang Zhengfeng, from Anhui Electric Power Company, as well as Li Tianran and Zhu Ganggang, from Nanjing Normal University, is awarded the first prize.

“Currently, automation technology and solution is one of the key drivers that improve energy and production efficiency and also facilitate the country’s industry upgrading. Excellent local talents can push automation technology forward and convert innovations into productivity,” Chun-yuan Gu, Head of ABB Discrete Automation and Motion Control Division, North Asia and China, said at the award ceremony. “As the world leader in industrial automation, ABB has long been supporting local technological innovation and talent development and also helping customers from various industries achieve ‘smart technology, intelligent upgrading’ with leading automation technologies and products.”

The National Automation Thesis Contest was initiated by CAA in 2005. It is designed for people working in the engineering, technology, design, management, construction, operation, maintenance and training functions at enterprises or public institutions as well as teachers, engineering and technical staffs working in the fields of automation and informationization at universities or research institutes.

Over the past eight years, the thesis contest has attracted more and more technical elites of the automation field and received increasingly high-quality papers. ABB has been the exclusive sponsor for the event for six consecutive years. A total of 5,436 participants joined in the event during the past eight years and submitted 2,579 qualified papers, with 181 papers being awarded and 6 collections of nearly 500 high-quality papers being published.

As an important platform for communication and demonstration in the field of automation, the thesis contest has not only enhanced the public’s awareness of automation and cultivated a large number of excellent local talents, but also facilitated communication on cutting-edge technologies within the industry and sharing of experience, promoting the sense of innovation.

As China’s largest annual event in the automation field with most participants, the CAC is a major platform for academic communication between universities, enterprises, institutes and users. With the theme of “Automation Innovation and Industry Upgrading”, the congress attracted more than 1,000 experts, engineers, technicians and academic enthusiasts from well-known Chinese universities and the automation industry.

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.

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