2015 Small Young Innovator Awards: winners announced!

by | Sep 1, 2015

Xiaodong Chen and Yi Cui will receive the 2015 Small Young Innovator Awards in Bejing on the 3rd of September 2015.

Professor Xiaodong Chen and Professor Yi Cui have won the “2015 Small Young Innovator Awards. The awards will be presented in the coming “Small Science Symposium”, to be held in Beijing on the 3rd September, 2015.


xiaodong-chenXiaodong Chen

Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

“For important contributions in the area of soft matter nanotechnology”



yi-cuiYi Cui

Associate Professor at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, USA

“For important contributions to nanoscale materials design for energy science and technology ”



The Small Young Innovator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in the development and fundamental understanding of nanoscience and nanotechnology by a young scientist or engineer. The award recipient must also show exceptional promise as a developing leader in the areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.


The award will consist of a certificate and CNY ¥6,000.


  • The nominee shall not have reached his/her 40thbirthday by the time the award is received.
  • The award will be presented to individual investigators who have conducted innovative interdisciplinary research demonstrating high levels of excellence and distinction in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Two investigators may be selected for the award in each year.
  • The award winner will be selected on the basis of the outstanding quality, novelty and significance of the candidate’s research.


The 2015 award is jointly supported by National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, China and Wiley.

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