On October 18, the ceremony of the 16th China Youth Science and Technology Award was held in tandem with the World Youth Scientist Summit (WYSS) in Wenzhou, Zhejiang. Five teachers from Beihang University, namely, Sun Jinji, Ning Xiaolin, Zheng Shiqiang, Cai Kaiquan and Li Jianli won awards in the event. In particular, Professor Sun Jinji won the Special Award in the category of China Youth Science and Technology Award. Beihang was among the top three universities that won the greatest numbers of awards.
Every two years, the China Youth Science and Technology Award will be bestowed to outstanding science and technology talents who have made great contributions in national economic development, social progress and scientific and technological innovation. Normally, there will be less than 100 awardees each time.
Introduction of Awardees
Sun Jinji, a professor at the Research Institute for Frontier Science, has long been committed to the research of magnetic bearing technologies and applications. His findings on the structure design of hybrid magnetic have been applied to China’s first magnetically suspended reaction flywheel and have been implemented on the Shijian-9 satellite, China’s first new technology test satellite. Sun was awarded the Special Award in the category of China Youth Science and Technology Award.
Ning Xiaolin, a professor at the Research Institute for Frontier Science, focuses on the autonomous navigation for aircraft and made a series of achievements in celestial navigation, integrated navigation, optimal estimation and signal processing. Lin has also achieved a breakthrough in tackling the problems of improving the accuracy and speed of aircraft navigation systems with her methods being used in Chang’e-2, Chang’e-4, Tianwen-1 and a long-range ballistic missile.
Zheng Shiqiang, Vice Dean of the Precise Instrument and Quantum Sensing Institute, and a committee member of the Technical Committee on Navigation, Guidance and Control (TCNGC), Chinese Association of Automation (CAA), has long been dedicated to magnetic suspension technique and smart electromechanical systems. He also participated in the research of a high-speed high-energy-density magnetic suspension motor (at the speed of 30kW-66000r/min) and DN400CF ultra high vacuum molecular pump.
Cai Kaiquan, a professor at the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, has long been engaged in the study of networked air traffic management. He has led over 20 research projects, published more than 60 research papers and been granted 16 national invention patents.
Li Jianli is a research fellow at the School of Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering. Li has been dedicated to finding out a high-precision solution for the airborne Position and Orientation System (POS). He has published more than 70 research papers (including collaborative work) and been awarded 25 patents.
Edited by Jia Aiping
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Translated by Xiong Ting