Winner of the IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award 2012
June 11, 2012 - International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and the Materials Research Society (MRS) of Singapore have jointly instituted “IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award”. From among the 89 outstanding nominations, Xianfeng Duan of the University of California Los Angeles, USA, has emerged as the winner of this inaugural award. The award will be presented at the IUMRS - International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM), 1 - 6 July, 2012, Singapore (www.mrs.org.sg/icyram2012).Xiangfeng Duan will present the award lecture entitled “Building Functional Nanosystems with 0D, 1D and 2D Nanostructures” at the said conference.
Xiangfeng Duan received his PhD from Harvard University in 2002 and was associated with Nanosys Inc, Palo alto, California, in different capacities before joining the department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California Los Angeles, USA, in 2008. His research focuses on nanoscale integration of dissimilar materials with distinct compositions, structures and properties to create a new generation of integrated material systems with unique functions or unprecedented performance to break the boundaries of traditional technologies and impact diverse areas including future electronics and energy science. His research has lead to a large number of patents and publications in highly reputed scientific journals. He has received several awards and honors standing as a testimony for his outstanding research career. A few of the honors he has received are:
Human Frontier Science Program young Investigator Award
Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
Ranked 20th in Reuter’s Top-100 Most Cited Materials Scientists (2000-2010)
MIT Technology Review Top 100 Young Innovators Award
The outstanding contributions made by Xiangfeng Duan for the advancement of materials science and technology make him the right choice for the inaugural IUMRS - MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award.