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Chen Shiyi wins "Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award"

SEP . 29 2017
Peking University, September 20, 2017: The 2017 "Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award" of Hong Kong Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation was announced at Fudan University on September 16. Academician Chen Shiyi won the award. He is the president of South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), the former dean of College of Engineering of Peking University, and the director of the State Key Laboratory of Turbulence and Complex System at  Peking University.


 
On September 16, the awarding ceremony started, witnesses by Mr. Mou Sing Cha, chairman of Hong Kong Qiu Shi Science and Technologies Foundation, Chen-Ning Franklin Yang and Han Qide, the consultants of the foundation, alongside with well-known scientists from various fields of Chinese Academia. Xiaoliang Sunney Xie, a professor of Peking University, also became a “Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientist Award” laureate. They were awarded by Professor  Sun Jiadong and Professor Shi Yigong. “Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award” and “Qiu Shi Outstanding Scientific Research Team Award” were also announced during the ceremony.

Chen Shiyi is honored for his profound contribution to fields of hydrodynamics and the basic and applied research of turbulence, and also being one of the international leaders of computational fluid dynamics. He broke the world record and produced academic products cited by international researchers. He is also one of the founders of the lattice Boltzmann method, which is one of the most active research topics worldwide in the research of hydrodynamics. Chen and his team also studied fluid dynamics across multiple spatial and temporal scales by a multi-scale mixed algorithm, and for the first time computed the flow with singularity accurately.

In the award-winning speech, Chen Shiyi expressed his gratitude to the Qiu Shi Science and Technology Foundation and his mentors, colleagues, and students. He said that the award was an approval and encouragement to his work in Peking University and South University of Science and Technology of China. He also pointed out that turbulence was a problem crossing various subjects and one of the staggering problems in mathematics, physics and engineering science. However, the research on turbulence was significant and worth for more scientists to study. He hoped that his award could encourage scholars of the younger generation to study turbulence, and looked forward to more awards to support the basic scientific research with important applications. At the same time, he promised to keep working on building South University of Science and Technology of China into a world-class university with Chinese characteristics.
Also, “Science in Planes” Forum, the engineering branch of “Qiu Shi West Lake Academic Society”, were opened in Guanghua Building, Fudan University. Chen Shiyi delivered a speech and made a report on the history of turbulence research.

Background Information:

The Qiu Shi Science & Technologies Foundation was established by Mr. Chi-Ming Cha (1914-2007) and his family in Hong Kong in 1994. It was named after the present Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, formerly known as Qiu Shi Academy. In Chinese, “Qiu Shi” means the pursuit of truth. The primary mission of the Foundation is to promote scientific and technological progress in China by recognizing and rewarding successful Chinese scientists and scholars.
 
The Foundation’s advisory board consists of a group of distinguished and internationally acclaimed scientists, such as Chen Ning Yang, Zhou Guangzhao, and Shi Yigong.

From 1994 to 2015, through conscientious evaluations by the advisory committee, 283 Qiu Shi awards had been conferred to Chinese scientists in fields of mathematics, physics, chemistry, life sciences, medicine, and so on.

Written by: Hu Yue
Edited by: Hu Rong