Yi Xie, professor of chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China, has received the fourth Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award. The award ceremony took place at the 2017 Sino-US Nano Forum, held from 26-28 May 2017 in Beijing, China. Representatives from Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature presented the award certificate and medal to the scientist. The annual award includes a cash prize of US$10,000.
Yi Xie's research on inorganic functional solids with modulated electron and phonon structures has contributed significantly to the field of inorganic solid state chemistry at the nanoscale. In particular, Yi Xie has made groundbreaking advances in fundamental problems of unconventional semiconductors a few atoms thick, which find promising applications in energy conversion. Xie is a member of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and has received numerous awards.
Nano Research is an international academic journal sponsored by Tsinghua University and the Chinese Chemical Society, and is jointly published by Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and Springer Nature. Its 2015 impact factor calculated by Thomson Reuters (now Clarivate Analytics) is 8.893.
The Nano Research Award, which was established by the journal Nano Research together with TUP and Springer, is given to individual scientists who have contributed significantly to nano research. The winner is selected by an award committee made up of the editors-in-chief, associate editors, representatives from TUP and Springer Nature. Past awardees include Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University, and Paul Alivisatos and Peidong Yang both of University of California, Berkeley.
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