Lu Yongxiang, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was today conferred the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal by Indian National Science Academy (INSA).
Lu, who specialises in mechanical engineering, holds 25 patents in China, Europe and the US and has published over 250 papers at home and abroad in research and engineering education.
Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal is given by INSA since 1990 for international cooperation in science and technology and for contributions to public understanding of science.
The award carries a plaque and a citation.
Lu was the Vice President of the Academy of Sciences for the Third World from 1998-2008 and the co-chair of the Inter-Academy Council since 2005.
His honours include 14 honoris causa doctorates and eight honorary membership of foreign academies and universities.
His awards include two National Invention Awards, National Engineering Higher Education Prize, the Werner Heisenberg Medal from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2001.
Lu delivered the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal Lecture in which he pitched for enhancing international cooperation in science for a better common future.
(Source: India Report)
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