Seventh Nano Research Award goes to Dongyuan Zhao and John A. Rogers
Tsinghua University Press
and Springer Nature honor two of the world’s leading experts in nanoscience and
Two outstanding scientists have been awarded the annual Nano Research
Award which is sponsored by Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and Springer
Nature. Dongyuan Zhao is the Professor at the Fudan University. John A. Rogers
is the Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor at the Northwestern
University. Both winners have been invited to give keynote speeches at the 2021
Sino-US Forum on Nanoscale Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.
Professor Dongyuan Zhao was selected for the award in recognition of
his significant contributions to the development of the design, synthesis and structure
of functional mesoporous materials. Prof. Zhao pioneered a new route for the
synthesis of various mesoporous materials, and prepared a series of thermally
stable, large-pore ordered mesoporous oxides, mesoporous polymers and carbon
materials. He has formed unique insights on mesoporous molecular sieve
structure, and multiphase assembly mechanism, and has made outstanding
contributions to the development and application of mesoporous materials.
Professor John A. Rogers was selected for the award in recognition of
his significant contributions to the development of the fundamental and applied
aspects of nano and molecular scale fabrication as well as materials and
patterning techniques for unusual electronic and photonic devices especially on
bio-integrated and bio-inspired systems. Prof. Rogers’s research efforts are
highly multidisciplinary, and combine expertise from nearly every traditional
field of technical study. These groundbreaking innovations poised to
revolutionize our live.
The Nano Research Award, established by the journal Nano Research together with TUP and Springer Nature in 2013, is awarded for outstanding
contributions to nano research by an individual scientist. The winner is
selected by the Award Committee (the Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors,
representatives from TUP and Springer Nature) after receiving nominations from
the members of the Nano Research Editorial Board. Prof. Charles M.
Lieber of Harvard University, Prof. Paul Alivisatos and Prof. Peidong Yang,
both of the University of California (UC) Berkeley, Prof. Yi Xie of University
of Science and Technology of China, Prof. Lei Jiang of Chinese Academy of
Sciences, Prof. Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University, Prof. Xinhe Bao of
Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Omar M. Yaghi of the University of
California (UC) Berkeley were the first eight recipients of the honor.