Six scholars from Beihang University were awarded the 2019 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars released by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) recently. Beihang ranks 8th among China’s universities of professors whom were selected for the award.
The six winners are Zhao Lidong from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Pan Bing from the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Ma Shuai from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Han Bangcheng from the School of Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering, Zhang Yu from the School of Chemistry, and Quan Wei from the Frontier Institute of Science and Technology Innovation.
Zhao Lidong is a professor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering. With research interests focusing on thermoelectric materials, superconductors and materials with low thermal conductivity, he has discovered many high-performance thermoelectric materials including BiCuSeO, SnSe and SnS.
Pan Bing is a professor in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering who conducts research mainly on solid mechanics. He has published more than 180 papers, including 115 SCI papers and his research results have been applied in several national major projects.
Prof. Ma Shuai is dedicated to the research of big data, database theory and systems and so on, with special focus on approximate computation for big data analytics. He is the only recipient of the best paper award in the 2000 International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB).
Han Bangcheng is a research fellow of the School of Instrumentation and Optoelectronic Engineering. He has published 57 SCI papers and obtained 34 patents.
Zhang Yu is currently a research fellow of the School of Chemistry as wall as an editor of the journal Chemical Research in Chinese Universities. His research interests mainly focus on advanced materials for hydrogen storage/ production, lithium/sodium ion battery and fuel cells.
Quan Wei is a professor of the Frontier Institute of Science and Technology Innovation. His research interests include celestial navigation and recently developed atomic inertial sensors based on alkali-metal vapor cell.
The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars aims to support young scholars who have made significant achievements in basic research to independently choose their research directions for carrying out creative research, so as to promote the growth of young scientific talents, attract overseas talents, as well as foster a group of outstanding academic pacemakers in the forefront of world science and technology.
Reviewed by Tan Hualin
Edited by Jia Aiping and Xiong Ting
Translated by Xiong Ting