Prof. CHEN Qing Named Excellent Young Scientist by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Prof. CHEN Qing, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was named a 2020 Excellent Young Scientist (EYS) by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He will receive RMB 1.2 million over a period of three years to conduct pioneering research on percolation dissolution and nanoporous metals for electrochemical energy storage.
The NSFC-EYS is one of the most prestigious honors for young scientists (under 38 for male and under 40 for female) in China. It supports promising scholars who have already achieved good results in basic research to pursue innovative research in self-chosen areas and aims to foster the rapid development of young talents who will eventually be at the forefront of world-class scientific and technology research.
The EYS scheme was first open to Hong Kong and Macau scholars last year. Each year, only 25 scientists from the two regions are selected. A total of five HKUST faculty members were awarded this year, including Prof. Chen Qing as well as Prof. LIU Junwei, Prof. PAN Ding, Prof. WANG Yi (all from Physics) and Prof. YU Man (Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management).
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