10 Young Scientists Named Special Winners of 17th China Youth Science and Technology Awards

WENZHOU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The 17thth The China Youth Science and Technology Award announced a total of 100 winners at the opening ceremony of the 2022 World Young Scientist Summit on November 12, 2022 in Wenzhou, China. Among them, 10 young scientists received the special award for their extraordinary achievements.

The China Youth Science and Technology Award was established in 1987 at the suggestion of the older generation of scientists, including Qian Xuesen and Zhu Guangya, to recognize the contribution of young scientists to the development of science and technology in China. Since then, about 1,700 fellows have been awarded, of which nearly 200 were elected academics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Engaged in fundamental research and technological innovation for sectors ranging from business to cutting-edge technologies, these emerging scholars are becoming China’s leading force in science.

This year, over 500 young scientists attended the ceremony and exchanged thoughts on how to advance the country’s development with scientific and technological breakthroughs.

“The dream I am pursuing is to build a widely recognized, world-class discipline of civil engineering that conforms with national strategies,” said Zhou Ying, special award winner and professor at Tongji University.

“The country pays more attention to the needs of young talent and encourages them to rise to the challenge in key areas,” said Wan Ruixue, the recent awardee and a researcher at Westlake University.

Wan Gang, president of the China Science and Technology Association, pointed out that young people are the most resourceful and creative group, playing an important role in sustainable development. “The future of young scientists knows no bounds,” he said.

The ceremony also attracted young scientists with great international prospects. For example, Chou Shulei, a young global leader in the field of sodium-ion batteries, recently left Australia for China to help set up a 5GWh sodium-ion battery production line in the country. Moritz Riede, Professor of Soft Functional Nanomaterials Research at the University of Oxford, calls for collaboration between industry, academia and research to bring young talent together and achieve more success. Velia Siciliano, a researcher at the Italian Institute of Technology, has formed a youth team to promote international collaboration among young scientists.

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