On September 26th, the result of “President’s Science and Technology Awards” (PSTA), the highest honor conferring upon research scientists and engineers in Singapore, was released. The award of this year comprises the President’s Science and Technology Medal (PSTM), President’s Science Award (PSA), President’s Technology Award (PTA), and Young Scientist Awards (YSA). Dr. Liu Zheng, the alumnus (class of 2001) of Nankai University’s School of Physics won Young Scientist Awards 2018 owing to his outstanding achievement on the synthesis of two dimensional material. Singapore’s Minister of Finance Heng Swee Keat presented the award to him.
The research area of Dr. Liu Zheng’s includes synthesis of two dimensional material, characterization and electronic device preparation. He has published more than 180 papers on Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials. His SCI total reference exceeds 16000 times and h-index achieves 57.
Liu Zheng was enrolled in National Scientific Base for Talented Persons of School of Physics, Nankai University in 2001. During the four-year study in Nankai University, he laid a solid foundation for his scientific research. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), China, and then became a postdoc at Rice University. In 2015, he was awarded the Singapore NRF Fellowship with three million SGD as research funding for his scientific research. He also joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore as associate professor.
Tips: What is h-index?
H-index (h-factor) is a new way of evaluating one’s academic achievement. The letter “h” refers to “high citations”, so a scholar with an index of h has published h papers each of which has been cited in other papers at least h times. The h-index measures both the productivity and citation impact of the publications of a scientist or scholar. The higher one’s h-index is, his paper is more influential. For example, if a researcher’s h-index is 20, it means that he/she has published 20 papers each of which has been cited in other papers at least 20 times.
Source: Nankai News
Written by Renming Qiao
Edited by Yuchen Shi and Ruoyan Yan