On the evening of October 15, the 2016 Qiu Shi Awards presentation ceremony was grandly held at Peking University. Two Zhejiang University researchers—JIN Yizheng from the Department of Chemistry and YU Qian from the School of Materials Science and Engineering—received the “Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award”.
The Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation was established by Mr. Cha Chi Ming (1914-2007) and his family in Hong Kong in 1994. It was named after the predecessor of Zhejiang Univerity—Qiu Shi Academy. It is committed to promoting scientific and technological progress in China by recognizing and rewarding successful Chinese scientists and scholars. The Foundation’s advisory board consists of a galaxy of distinguished and internationally acclaimed scientists, including Chen Ning YANG, ZHOU Guangzhao, Yuet Wai KAN, David HO, HAN Qide, SUN Jiadong, SHI Yigong and LU Yongxiang. Prof. Yuan Tseh LEE, a celebrated chemist and the late Prof. Shiing-Shen CHERN, an acclaimed mathematician, also acted as advisors of the Foundation.
The “Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award” is dedicated to rewarding eminent young Chinese researchers who return to China for further development and rendering support to top universities in China in attracting a strong cohort of rising scholars, thus cultivating scientific leaders in the coming 20 years.
JIN Yizheng is a research scientist in the Department of Chemistry. He received his B.S. from Peking University in 2002 and his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex in 2005. He started to work at Zhejiang University in 2007. He received several awards, including the National Natural Science Funds for Excellent Young Scholar Award and the Chinese Chemical Society Award for Outstanding Young Chemists. His research interests include material chemistry, device engineering and device physics of solution-processed optoelectronics. He has published many SCI papers in top journals, including Nature, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Advanced Materials, and obtained 7 patents.
YU Qian is a research scientist in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. She earned her Ph.D. degree in materials science and engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2012. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and UC Berkeley from 2012 to 2014. She became a faculty member of Zhejiang University in the Center for Electron Microscopy in 2014. Her research interests focus on applying in situ electron microscopy techniques to probe into the relationship between the structures and properties of materials. She has published papers in Nature, Science, Nature Communications, PNAS, Nano Letters, etc.