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Alumnus of School of Physics wins the Surfaces and Interfaces Award of Royal Society of Chemistry

MAY . 24 2017
Peking University May 19, 2017: On May 9, 2017, the Royal Society of Chemistry announced to grant this year’s Surfaces and Interfaces Award to Zeng Xiaocheng, alumnus of Peking University, in recognition of his unified theory to understand the relationship between structure and properties of nanoscale materials at surface and interface. The Surfaces and Interfaces award was founded in 2009, and its winners are selected annually by the Faraday Division Awards Committee of Royal Society of Chemistry.

Xiao Cheng Zeng

Zeng Xiaocheng received his bachelor degree in Physics from Peking University in 1984, and his Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics and Liquid Physics from The Ohio State University in 1989 via the CUSPEA Program. He is now a Chancellor′s University & Willa Cather Professor in University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Zeng’s main research interests are physical chemistry of confined water, ice, and ice hydrate in nanoscale; ions and radicals at air/water interfaces; heterogeneous catalysis on supported gold clusters; and computer-aided design of low-dimensional materials including liganded gold clusters and perovskite solar-cell materials.

As one of the world’s top researchers in his field, Zeng has published more than 480 SCI papers in refereed journals such as Nature and Science , and has been cited in Web of Science for over 15,000 times. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), and a fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). He had held a US John Simon Guggenheim fellowship (2004) and a fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (1999). He is also the first Chinese recipient of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest Award for Chemist of the Year (2011). Since 2012, he has been an Associate Editor for the journal Nanoscale (RSC).
Written by: Fu Wenyun
Edited by: Wang Qian