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PKU professors elected fellows of TWAS

OCT . 07 2013

Peking University, Oct.4, 2013: Three academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences from Peking University, Professor Gao Song, Professor Mei Hong and Professor Zhu Yuxian were elected as members of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) at the academy’s 24rd General Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 1.


This year, TWAS elected 52 new members (46 new fellows and 6 Associate Fellows) and 9 scholars from mainland China are on the list. Professor Yan Chunhua of College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering was elected as a member last year.


Their main academic contributions in Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences and Agricultural Sciences are as below:


GAO, Song (China): b. 1-2-1964. PhD, Professor, State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Materials Chemistry and Applications, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China. Gao’s H-index is 56 now. His main contributions are: 1. Development of new strategies towards single-chain magnets; 2. Evolving single-molecule magnets; 3. Introducing ferroelectricity to molecular magnets; 4. Exploration of magnetic coupling and ordering in molecular magnets; and 5. Expansion of molecular compounds to monodisperse magnetic nanocrystals. Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he has won several awards, the latest being the 2011 National Natural Science Award of China. – Elected as Fellow


MEI, Hong (China): b. 20-5-1963. PhD, Professor and Dean, School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science, Peking University, Beijing, China. Mei has made notable contributions to Research, Development, Application and Standardization of Component-Based Software Engineering. Mei proposed a software architecture (SA) centric approach, called Architecture-Based Component Composition (ABC) for automating the development, deployment, maintenance and evolution of component-based software systems, spanning the whole software lifecycle. Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he has received the State Award for Science and Technology Progress, the State Award for Invention and the State Award for Natural Science, among others. – Elected as Fellow


ZHU, Yuxian (China): b. 15-12-1955. PhD Professor, State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research, Peking University, Beijing, China. By performing large-scale and in-depth analyses for genes that were specifically expressed during cotton ovule development, Zhu's group has revealed significant roles of ethylene, very long chain fatty acids and reactive oxygen species in fibre cell growth. Based on major progresses in cotton research, he proposed a linear cell-growth mode that modulates fibre elongation. Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhu has won three Second Class Awards and one First Class Award for Research from the State Council and Ministry of Education. – Elected as Fellow


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Written by: Zhang Jiang

Source: PKU News (Chinese)