Awards and Honors

1988, 2nd Place Student Awards for Outstanding Research, Peking University (China)

1994, "100 Talent Programme", Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

1995, Outstanding Young Research Foundation, Chinese National Science Foundation (China)

1995, Outstanding Postdoctor Awards, Ministry of Education (China)

1996, Distinguished Young Research Awards, Hong Kong "Qiu Shi" Science Foundation ( Hong Kong )

1997, 1st Place Young Scientist Awards, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

1999, "Yeng-Ke" Award for Outstanding Young Researcher, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

2001, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ( JSPS ) Scholar, Tohoku Univ ersity ( Japan )

2003, The 1st Place of the Science and Technology Awards of Beijing (China)

2003, The 2001-2002 Outstanding Research Awards , Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

2003, The 2002-2003 Achievement in Asia Award (AAA) of the Overseas Chinese Physics Association (OCPA , USA)

2003, The 2003-2004 IBM Faculty Awards (USA)

2004, The 2 nd Place of the National Science and Technology Awards , Ministry of Science and Technology (China)

2005, The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Prize in Physics, Trieste (Italy)

2005, Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung/Foundation, Bonn, (Germany)

2005, Outstanding Science and Technology Achievement Prize, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)

2005, "Zhou Pei-Yuan Physics Awards", Chinese Physical Society (China)

2007, The Best Invited Speaker, 31st Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Australian and New Zealand Institutes of Physics and Royal Australian Chemical Institute, Wagga-Wagga, (Australia)

2007, Distinguished Lecturer, Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN, Australia)

2008, GCEP Visiting Scholar, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford University, USA (http://gcep.stanford.edu/outreach/sabbatical.html)

2008, Distinguished Chinese Visiting Scholar, Hong Kong Polytech University, Hong Kong (China)

2008, The 1 st Place of the Science and Technology Awards of Beijing , with Xuedong Bai et al.

2010, Distinguished Science and Technology Awards , Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, Hong Kong

2010, The first ˇ°Ten Outstanding Scientists in Chinaˇ±

2011, The 2 nd Place of the National Science and Technology Awards , Ministry of Science and Technology (China)

2011, The Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science (ACCMS) Award, Singapore

2012, IMNI Distinguished Lecturership in Nanoscience, Academic Year 2011/2012, Brown University, Providence, USA

2014, Tan Kah Kee Science Award in Mathematics and Physics, The Tan Kah Kee Science Award Fundatuin, China