Recently, Qiu Shi Science & Technology Foundation announced the ” Outstanding Young Scholar Award” winner list in 2020, with 12 scholars winning the prize. SUSTech has two young scientists who won the award.
Tiangang YANG, assistant professor of the Chemistry Department and Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, and Zhenzhong ZENG, associate professor of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, are the 2020 award laureates.
Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award was set up in 1995 at the initiative of five leading scientists, namely Xingshen CHEN, Zhenning YANG, Guangzhao ZHOU, Yuanzhe LI, and Yuewei JIAN. It awards outstanding young researchers engaged in basic research in the mainland of China.
In 2013, Qiu Shi Foundation launched the “Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award” as a new program to support domestic universities in attracting top talents worldwide and assist young scientists. It aims to cultivate future leaders for China’s science and technology development in the next two decades.
In previous years, SUSTech has three award laureates. President Shiyi CHEN received the Outstanding Scientist Award in 2017. Professor Minping WAN (Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering) in 2018 and Guixin LI (Materials Science and Engineering) were conferred with the Outstanding Young Scholar Award in 2019.
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