A group of Chinese scientists are conferred the Tan Kah Kee Science Awards(TKK Science Awards) and Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Awards(TKK Young Scientist Awards) 2014 in Beijing on June 11 at the 17th General Assembly of the members of Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and the 12th General Assembly of the members of Chinese Academy of Engineering(CAE).
The awards are presented by Chinese Vice Premier LIU Yandong with CAS President BAI Chunli and CAE President ZHOU Ji.
Leaders and representatives from CAS, CAE, Bank of China (BOC), National Natural Science Foundation of China(NSFC), China Association for Science and Technology(CAST), National Office for Science and Technology Awards(NOSTA) and the United Front Work Department of Xiamen Municipal Committee etc, attend the awarding ceremony.
Awardees of TKK Science Awards 2014:
1. WANG Enge, professor of Peking University, wins the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Mathematics and Physics for his innovative work on “Microscopic structure and property of liquid and solid water in confinement ”.
2. LIN Guoqiang, professor of Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Chemistry for his innovative work on “Method Innovation on studies of chiral chemistry”.
3. XU Guoliang, professor of Shanghai Institutes of Biological Sciences, CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Life Sciences for his innovative work on “The role and mechanism of DNA oxidation in epigenetic regulation of mammalian development”.
4. WU Guoxiong, professor of Institute of Atmospheric Physics, CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Earth Sciences for his innovative work on “Impacts of the dynamic and thermodynamic forcing of Tibetan-Plateau on Asian summer monsoon onset and climate formation”.
5. YOU Xiaohu, professor of Southeast University, wins the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Information Technical Sciences for his innovative work on “Capacity-approaching transmission and distributed radio network for broadband mobile communications”.
6. SHEN Baogen, HU Fengxia and SUN Jirong, professors of Institute of Physics, CAS, win the Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Technological Sciences, for their innovative work on “Discovery of La(Fe,Si)13-based magnetocaloric materials and study on related scientific problems”.
Awardees of TKK Young Scientist Awards 2014:
1. SUN Binyong, professor of the Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science, CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Mathematics and Physics for his innovative work on “Progresses on infinite dimensional representation theory of classical groups ”.
2. LIU Lei, professor of Tsinghua University, wins the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Chemistry for his innovative work on “Protein chemical synthesis”.
3. WANG Jun, professor of BGI, wins the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Life Sciences for his innovative work on “A study of "gut microbial gene catalogue" and its relationship with the type 2 diabetes”.
4. LI Xuelong, professor of Xi'an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics of CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Information Technical Sciences for his innovative work on “Matrix decomposition for big visual data analysis”.
5. ZHENG Hairong, professor of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, CAS, wins the Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award in Technological Sciences for his innovative work on “Acoustic manipulation and elastography imaging system”.
Brief introduction of Tan Kah Kee Science Award Foundation
Tan Kah Kee Science Award Foundation (TSAF) funded by CAS and BOC was formally registered and established in February, 2003 upon approval of the State Council and ratification of Ministry of Civil Affairs (MCA).
The Foundation set up the TKK Science Awards in 2003 and the TKK Young Scientist Awards in 2010 (Awardees should be under 40 years old) in recognition of the living Chinese citizens who have made outstanding science and technology achievements in recent years.
TKK Science Awards and TKK Young Scientist Awards are presented in six fields: mathematics and physics (including mathematics, physics, mechanics and astronomy), chemistry, life sciences (including biological sciences, medical sciences, and agricultural sciences), earth sciences, information technical sciences, and technological sciences. The Awards are selected biennially. There is one prize in each field. An award is not given if no qualified winner is available. Each awardee of the TKK Science Awards receives a certificate, a gold medal and 500,000 yuan. Each awardee of the TKK Young Scientist Awards receives a certificate and 200,000 yuan.
The nomination process for TKK Science Awards and TKK Young Scientist Awards 2016 will start on January, 1st, 2015, until March, 31st, 2015.