Peidong Yang, the S.K. and Angela Chan Distinguished Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and a faculty scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, received the third Nano Research Award. Professors Hongjie Dai and Yadong Li (Editors-in-Chief of Nano Research) jointly presented the award plaque to Peidong Yang, while Dr. Yong Li, Chairman of the Board of Tsinghua University Press and Dr. Lu Ye, Editorial Director (Physical Science and Engineering) at Springer Nature China presented the award certificate. The award is accompanied by a cash prize of US $10,000. The award ceremony was held during the 2016 Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology on June 20, in Nanjing, China.
Peidong Yang was selected for the award in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to nanowire-related science and technology. Yang invented the first fully integrated system for the production of value-added chemicals directly and solely from CO2, H2O and sunlight, which is widely considered one of the major breakthroughs in the field of artificial photosynthesis. He presented an invited keynote speech at the Sino-US Symposium on Nanoscale Science and Technology with the title “CO2+ H2O + Sunlight → Chemical Fuels + O2”.
Nano Research is an international academic journal sponsored by Tsinghua University and the Chinese Chemical Society, and is jointly published by Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature. Its 2015 Impact Factor, which was just released by Thomson Reuters, is 8.893. The Nano Research Award, established by Nano Research along with Tsinghua University Press and Springer in 2013, honors outstanding contributions to nano research by an individual scientist. The winner is selected by the Award Committee (Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, and representatives from Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature) after receiving nominations from the members of the Editorial Board of Nano Research.
Professors Hongjie Dai and Peidong Yang were recently elected as new members of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Photo from left to right: Yadong Li, Yong Li, Peidong Yang, Hongjie Dai, Lu Ye