Two Assistant Professors Named Excellent Young Scholars by National Natural Science Foundation of China
Prof. Anthony LEUNG, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Prof. WANG Jiguang, Chemical and Biological Engineering, were named 2019 Excellent Young Scholars (EYS) by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC).
EYS is one of the most prestigious awards for young scientists (under 38 for male and under 40 for female) in China. It recognizes promising scholars who have already achieved good results in fundamental research to pursue innovative research in new areas and aims to foster them to be internationally leading academics in their respective fields. Prof. Leung and Prof. Wang will each receive RMB1.3 million over a period of three years to conduct pioneering research on the soil-plant interaction to civil engineering applications and on data-driven analysis in tumor evolution respectively.
This is the first time that NSFC opens the highly competitive EYS award to scholars from Hong Kong and Macau. Among the 25 scholars selected from the two regions, three come from HKUST, including Prof. Leung, Prof. Wang, and Prof. Li Yingying from the School of Business and Management.