Prof. Zhou Yongmao, Member of Chinese Academy of Engineering, has developed the framework design of IHNI for maligned cancer treatment by combining boron neutron capture principle with application of miniature reactor, and the original framework design of IHNI project was conferred with patent certificate by China Intellectual Property Rights Bureau. IHNI-1, the first set of In-Hospital Neutron Irradiator in the world to be operated by neurosurgeons specially designed for BNCT malignant tumor treatment, which has been awarded with the First Prize of Science and Technology by China Nuclear Energy Association, was constructed in early 2010. At present stage, Prof. Zhou Yongmao and his team are engaged in development of IHNI-1 updated products.
International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Project is an international multi-cooperation big science project after the international space station for developing a Tokamak of self-sustaining combustion and verifying the engineering feasibility and reliability of the thermonuclear reactor. It is the largest international Science and Technology project that China participates as a competent equal partner like other members.CNNC-CZEC has participated in the ITER Program.