Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Prof. Z.L. Wang elected as member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Georgia Tech Prof. Zhong Lin Wang
Georgia Tech Prof. Zhong Lin Wang

Abstract:
Georgia Tech Prof. Zhong Lin Wang is one of six foreign scientists selected as academicians to be inducted into the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) this year.

Prof. Z.L. Wang elected as member of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Atlanta, GA | Posted on December 19th, 2009

A CAS academician title is the highest Chinese academic achievement in science and technology and a lifelong honor. New foreign members are added every two years, with no more than 60 total native and six6 foreign academicians chosen during each election. A total of six foreign and 35 native academicians were elected for 2009.

Wang is the youngest foreign academician to be inducted and the first from any Georgia educational institution. He is also the first foreign member to be named by CAS among the half million Chinese students sent overseas from China for studies since 1980.

"This is the most prestigious honor I have received, and it will set my career to a new horizon from where I will work toward my new goals," Wang said. "I am very honored to be accompanied by these world-class distinguished scholars. It will inspire me to make more contributions in science in years to come."


The new native academicians were selected from 296 candidates. These new members include six from the mathematics and physics division, eight from chemistry division, five from the life sciences and medical sciences division, five from the earth sciences division, four from the information technological sciences division and seven from the technological sciences division. Wang's acclaimed work in materials science and nanotechnology stood out to the academy members who championed his membership.

"He is one of the best overseas Chinese professors in the field of materials science and physics worldwide," said Dr. Ze Zhang, an executive member of the CAS who spearheaded Wang's membership. "His discoveries and inventions involving nano-electricity motors/generators have been well recognized by the international science community and the general public as one of the most influential technologies of the next decade."

Recognizing Wang, Zhang said, also sends a message of encouragement to the millions of Chinese researchers who have traveled abroad to complete their studies.

"If the CAS can recognize their excellent work, it will promote more overseas Chinese to devote themselves to world science world wide, which in turn shall promote the Chinese science in China," he said.

An induction ceremony for Wang and the other new academicians will be held next June in Beijing.

"We are thrilled that Dr. Wang's extraordinary work has been acknowledged by his membership in the CAS," said Don Giddens, dean of Georgia Tech's College of Engineering. "This prestigious honor reflects his groundbreaking accomplishments in nanoscience and further enhances Georgia Tech's reputation as a worldwide hub for nanotechnology. Election as a foreign member of the CAS is reserved for only a select few, and we are extremely pleased to have ZL as a member of our faculty."

The CAS is the leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development center in natural science, technological science and high-tech innovation in China.

####

About Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Don Fernandez
404-894-6016

Copyright © Georgia Institute of Technology

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Nanoscale worms provide new route to nano-necklace structures March 29th, 2015

Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem: Research team increases material's light emission by twelve times March 29th, 2015

A first glimpse inside a macroscopic quantum state March 28th, 2015

DFG to Establish One Clinical Research Unit and Five Research Units: New Projects to Investigate Complications in Pregnancy, Particle Physics, Nanoparticles, Implants and Transport Planning / Approximately 13 Million Euros in Funding for an Initial Three-Year Period March 28th, 2015

Academic/Education

LAMDAMAP 2015 hosted by the University March 26th, 2015

SUNY Poly & M+W Make Major Announcement: Major Expansion To Include M+W Owned Gehrlicher Solar America Corporation That Will Create up to 400 Jobs to Develop Solar Power Plants at SUNY Poly Sites Across New York State March 26th, 2015

SUNY POLY CNSE to Host First Ever Northeast Semi Supply Conference (NESCO) Conference Will Connect New and Emerging Innovators in the Northeastern US and Canada with Industry Leaders and Strategic Investors to Discuss Future Growth Opportunities in NYS March 25th, 2015

FEI Joins University of Ulm and CEOS on SALVE Project Research Collaboration: The Sub-Ångström Low Voltage Electron (SALVE) microscope should improve contrast and reduce damage on bio-molecules and two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene March 18th, 2015

Appointments/Promotions/New hires/Resignations/Deaths

Nanofilm Appoints Senior Sales/Marketing Executives: Don Tecco, Director of Optical Sales, North America and Rex Talbott, Business Director Optical Products March 23rd, 2015

KIT Increases Commitment in Asia: DAAD Funds Two New Projects: Strategic Partnerships with Chinese Universities and Communi-cation Technologies Network February 22nd, 2015

SouthWest Nanotechnologies CEO Dave Arthur Appointed to the Board of Affiliates of Rice University Professional Science Master’s Program February 13th, 2015

Nexeon Board Changes Announced January 29th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE