Eight Alumni of USTC Gain APS Fellowsship

  • [2012-12-21]
  • In November,American Physical Society (APS) announced its newly added Fellows in 2012, eight alumni of USTC are included. 

    The eight alumni are, Prof. ZHAO Zhengguo, Prof. WANG Shanxiang, Prof. XIONG Peng, Prof. WANG Hongfei, Prof. ZHUANG Xiaowei, Prof. LI Yuren, Dr. WANG Nanlin, Prof.QI Fei. According to incomplete statistics, there are 39 alumni of USTC, including those who have worked in USTC, have been selected as APS Fellows, 29 of them have got their Bachelor’s Degree in USTC, and 6 earned their Doctoral Degree of USTC. 

    The American Physical Society was founded in 1899, and become world’s second largest physical organization, which is a non-profit membership and works to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy and international activities. It has about 40 000 members all over the world, and less than 0.5% of the members can be chosen as APS Fellow who make special contributions to physics.


    A brief introduction of the eight alumni as APS Fellows 


    Prof. ZHAO Zhengguo got his degree of bachelor, Master and Doctor in physics from USTC since March 1978 to June 1988. Then he earned post-doc from the Institute of High energy Physics (IHEP), CAS in 1990. From June 1990 to June 1997, Dr ZHAO served as a research scientist in Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ). Dr. ZHAO is a Thousand-Talents-Program-Professor of USTC. 

    Prof. WANG Shanxiang, received the B.S. degree in physics from USTC in 1986, the M.S. in physics from Iowa State University in 1988, and the Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) at Pittsburgh in 1993. Dr. Wang is the director of the Stanford Center for Magnetic Nanotechnology and a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering, jointly of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, and by courtesy, a Professor of Radiology at Stanford School of Medicine. He is a Co-PI of the Stanford-led Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence and Translation (CCNE-T). He is also with the Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials, and affiliated with Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), Stanford Bio-X Program, Cancer Institute and Cardiovascular Institute. 

    Prof. XIONG Peng received his B.Sc. in physics from USTC in July 1987. He received his Ph.D. in Physics from Brown University in September 1993.Then he spent the next four years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California at San Diego, performing research in superconductor-insulator transition and fluctuation effects in two- and one-dimensional systems. He joined the Physics faculty of the Florida State University in November of 1997. He is a member of the Center for Materials Research and Technology (MARTECH), with a recipient of the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1998), University Teaching Award (FSU, 2003), and PAI Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching (FSU, 2004). 



    Prof. WANG Hongfei, received the B.S. in chemical physics from USTC in 1988 and got M.A. from Columbia University in 1992. He earned the Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1996. Then he worked as postdoc for three years in University of Pennsylvania & DuPont Marshall Laboratory. From 1999 to 2009, he was a research professor in the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In the next four years, he had been the Deputy Director and Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Reaction Dynamics. Now he is a chief scientist in WR Wiley Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. 


    Prof. ZUANG Xiaowei, got her B.S. in physics from USTC in 1991, and then earned PhD in physics from UC Berkeley in 1997. She got her postdoc in Stanford University in 2001. Now she is an investigator in Howard Hughes Medical Institute, professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and professor of Physics.

    Prof. LI Yuren, received the B.S. in polymer chemistry from USTC in 1995 and earned the Ph.D. in Polymer Science from University of Akron. Afterwards, he worked as post-doc for one year in University of Akron. Then he became Assistant Professor in Drexel University. In 2004, from June to August, he served as the Visiting Assistant Professor in Air Force Research Laboratory.

    Dr. WANG Nanlin received PhD in low temperature physics from USTC in November, 1991 and then started teaching and researching career in USTC. From 1994 to 2001, Dr WANG had been doing research in Technische Universität Darmstadt about solid state physics as a Humboldt Fellow, in ISTEC in Japan as ISTEC Fellow and STAF Fellow, in Simon Fraser University and McMaster University in Canada. He was chosen as one of the 100-Talent Program in 1998, and went back to Low Temperature Technology Research Center, CAS, as a researcher in October, 1999. Dr. WANG got the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China in 2000. Now he is a researcher in Institute of Physics, CAS, deputy director of Key Laboratory of Extreme Conditions Physics, CAS, and also a doctorial tutor. 


    Prof. QI Fei, received PhD from USTC in 1997, and got postdoc from ALS, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and CRF, Sandia National Laboratory respectively. Dr. QI was enrolled in the 100-Talent Programme in 2002, and serves in National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, USTC. 


    (USTC News Center)



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