Recently, the National Natural Science Foundation of China announces the name list honored applying for the 2017 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. Three persons in NPU win the fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, including Huang Panfeng from School of Astronautics, Yin Xiaowei from School of Materials Science and Engineering and Yu Zhiwen from School of Computer Science and Technology; Two persons including Zhu Jihong from School of Mechanical Engineering and Yang Hui from Life Science win the Outstanding Youth Foundation. This achievement ranks No.2 in Ministry of Industry and Information. It is reported that 198 scientists from 96 universities are on the list totally this year. The main goal of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars is to support young scholars whose who have achieved significant achievements in basic research to select their own research field and carry out innovative study, promoting the growth and development of young scientists, attracting overseas talents, cultivating a group of outstanding academic leaders to enter the cutting edge of world science and technology.
Profile of Winners:
Dr. Panfeng Huang is currently professor and doctoral supervisor in School of Astronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). As the head of Research Center for Intelligent Robotics in NPU, Prof. Huang achieved several national awards and honorary title, includingNational Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholarsin 2017, Youth Science and Technology Innovation Leader in 2016, National expert on National Defense Science and Technology from 2016, scientist on High-Technology Development Planning (863) from 2008 to 2016, vice president of National Major Task from 2009 to 2016, invited expert on National Manned Space Applications and Services from 2015, New Century Excellent Talents Award from Chinese Ministry of Education in 2007.He pays attentions to the key technology and scientific problems from the engineering practice as a long-time expert in Space Teleoperation, Space Robotics and Intelligent Control. He has published more than forty SCI journal papers as the first or corresponding author, including IEEE transactions, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, and two of which are ESI highly cited papers. He wrote An English monograph “Tethered Space Robot: Dynamics, Measurement, and Control” and two Chinese monographs named “Space Teleoperation Technology” and “Tethered Space Robotics Technology”. By now, he has been authorized 55 national invention patents, and won the first prize of Military Progress Prize in Science and Technology, second prize of National Defense Technology Invention, etc..
Dr. Xiaowei Yin is currently professor and doctoral supervisor in School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU). From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a post-doctor at Israel Institute of Technology (Host: Prof. Elazar Gutmanas), supported by Lady Davis Fellowship Trust. From 2005 to 2006, he worked at University of Erlangen- Nuremberg as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (Host: Prof. Peter Greil).His research interests include advanced ceramics and composites, focusing on three scientific issues relating to ceramic matrix composites (CMCs): (1) the strengthening and toughening methods, (2) crack self-healing controlling mechanisms, (3) nano-sized hetero-interface EM absorbing mechanism.In recent five years, he published 70 scientific papers as the first or corresponding author in SCI-indexed journals, in which 15 papers were published in the journals with impact factor higher than 6, and 5 papers were ESI highly cited ones. All the papers were cited by SCI journals for more than 2000 times with H-index of 28.He won the First Prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education as the first contributor in 2016. He won National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2017. He was selected as Youth Science and technology innovation leader by Ministry of Science and Technology of China in 2016, and was awarded Young Scientist Prize of Composite Materials of China by Chinese Society for Composite Materials in 2015.
Dr. Zhiwen Yu is currently a professor of the School of Computer Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P. R. China. He has worked as a research fellow at Kyoto University, Japan from Feb. 2007 to Jan. 2009, and a post-doctoral researcher at Nagoya University, Japan in 2006-2007. He has been a visiting researcher at Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore from Sep. 2004 to May 2005. He has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Mannheim University, Germany from Nov. 2009 to Oct. 2010.He is the associate editor or editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, IEEE Communications Magazine, and ACM/Springer Personal and Ubiquitous Computing. He serves as the guest editor of ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Multimedia Tools and Applications (Springer), Pervasive and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), and Cybernetics and Systems (Taylor & Francis). He is the General Chair of the 8th IEEE International Conference on Cyber, Physical, and Social Computing (CPSCom 2015), and the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014). He is the Program Chair of the 11th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC 2013), the 5th International Conference on Human-Centric Computing (HumanCom 2012), and the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2010). He serves as Vice Program Chair of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications (PerCom 2015), the Workshop Chair of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2011). He has also served as PC member for a number of conferences, e.g., ACM Multimedia, IJCAI, IEEE PerCom, DEXA, GLOBECOM, ICC, ICME, IEEE CCNC, Euro-Par, MobiQuitous, etc.He has published around 150 scientific papers in refereed journals and conferences, e.g., ACM Computing Surveys, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE THMS, ACM TKDD, INFOCOM, UbiComp, PerCom, etc. His research interests cover pervasive computing, human-computer interaction, mobile social networks, and personalization. Zhiwen Yu is a senior member of IEEE, a member of ACM, and a distinguished member of CCF (China Computer Federation).
Dr. Jihong Zhu is currently a professor of School of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnical University. He got the Doctor’s degree in LTAS, Université de Liège, Belgium, in 2008. He became Deputy Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Dean of Key Lab of Metallic Additive Manufacturing and Innovative Design Ministry of Industry and Information Technology in 2016. He is also the associate editor of International Journal for Simulation and Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. He obtained the Excellent Young Scientist Foundation of NSFC in 2017.His research subjects include Light-weight and Performance Optimization Design for Aeronautical and Aerospace Structural System. These works are supported by more than 30 research programs such as Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China etc.He has published more than 60 Journal papers and 2 books. The research achievements have supported the research and developed advance mechanical equipment, aircraft and aerospace vehicles of China.He has gained the State Natural Science Award, Science and Technology Award of Shaanxi Province, CADLM Young Researcher Award for Intelligent Optimization, CJK-OSM Young Scientist Award, Young Scholar Award for Computational Mechanics of China and Young Scholar Award of Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics etc.
Dr. Hui Yang is currently a professor of School of Life Sciences. She has been awarded 2017 National Science Foundation for Excellent Youth Scholars. Her major research interests are immune mechanobiology in special environment and paper-based point-of-care detection of microorganisms in special closed environment. She has published over 60 scientific papers, including 42 SCI papers, and 2 monographs; been authorized 7 national invention patents; and won 2 provincial and ministerial awards.She has also been awarded over 10 national and provincial scientific grants. She has been the invited speakers for international conferences 6 times, organized international conferences as the chairman 2 times, and as the section chairman 4 times.