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Lu Lin and Wei Yueguang elected as new members of Chinese Academy of Sciences

DEC . 05 2017
 Peking University, November 28, 2017: The list of 2017 newly elected members of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has been announced on November 28, 2017. Lu Lin, professor of Peking University Sixth Hospital, and Wei Yueguang, professor of PKU College of Engineering, were elected as new members of Chinese Academy of Sciences. By far, 79 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 19 members of Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) come from Peking University.

Lu Lin

Lu Lin, Doctor of Medicine, doctoral supervisor, professor, and member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, has acted as the director of Peking University Sixth Hospital, National Center for Clinical Medicine for Mental Diseases, Mental Health Center of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing Key Laboratory for Drug Dependence, Academic Committee of Beijing Key Laboratory for Dementia Diagnosis and Treatment Transformation Medicine and PKU Clinical Psychology Center. He also is the leader of Innovation Research Group of National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Yangtze River Scholar, the obtainer of National Outstanding Youth Fund, the chief scientist of the “973” Plan, the Principal Investigator of PKU-THU Center for Life Sciences and the Principal Investigator of IDG/Mcgovern Institute for Brain Research at PKU.

Lu mainly studies the clinical diagnosis and treatment technology for mental diseases and their pathogenesis. Based on systemic study of the neural mechanism of pathological memory and sleep medicine, he came up with new modes of intervening pathological memory, new concepts of addictive therapy, new targets for rapid antidepressants and new methods of sleeping treatment for mental diseases. All his work has tremendous significance to prevention and treatment of mental diseases. He has ever published over 200 papers on international journals including Science, Nat Neurosci, JAMA Psychatry, Mol Psychiatry, Am J Psychiatry and Nat Commun etc., which has been cited more than ten thousand times totally. His other contributions contain over 20 academic writings (3 of them are in English), 11 patents of invention (9 of them are licensed patents). In addition, Lu has been granted the first prize of Excellent Achievement Award for Scientific Research of the Ministry of Education, the first and second prize of China Medical Science and Technology Award, the second prize of National Natural Science Award, and Wu Jieping Medical Research Award-Paul Janssen Pharmaceutical Research Award.

Lu also serves as the chairman of Sleep and Mental Health Committee of China Sleep Research Society, the chairman of Drug Dependence Committee of the China Toxicology Society, and the member of WHO Drug Dependence Committee etc. Since September, 2017, he has been served as the group leader of “Research on prevention and control of major chronic non-communicable diseases” project by Ministry of Science and Technology. Besides, he also acts as the deputy editor in chief of SCI journal Drug Alcohol Depend and Am J Addict, as the editor of Int J Neuropsychopharmacol and Addiction, as the editorial member of Int J Ment Health Addict, Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse and the reviewer of more than 40 international journals. A series of clinical guidelines such as “Guidelines for the prevention and treatment of material use disorders in China” and “A guide to diagnosis and treatment of insomnia in China” edited by Lu play an important role in promoting and improving clinical diagnosis and treatment technology for mental diseases in China.

Wei Yueguang

Wei Yueguang, dynamist, is a professor of Peking University. Born in January, 1960 and in Weinan, Shaanxi, Wei obtained his Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor’s degree from Xi’an University of Science and Technology, China University of Mining and Technology, and Tsinghua University, respectively. He was selected as the member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. Now he acts as the chief editor of “Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics”.

Wei is mainly engaged in the field of cross-scale mechanics, Elasto-plastic fracture mechanics and mechanics of composite materials etc. His contributions primarily include building the cross-scale mechanics theory considering strain gradient and surface effect and establishing the finite element method of strain gradient theory. Based on above, he predicted that metal’s micro-scale fracture strength is ten times than that in macro-scale, which stimulated extensive studies on cross-scale mechanics at home and abroad. Recently, his successful attempts of applying cross-scale theory into the advanced thermal barrier coating for engine blades brought him the second and third prize of the National Natural Sciences Award.

Written by: Zhang Jingwen
Edited by: Zhang Jiang