Second Class Award at the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2022
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- Xun-Li WANG (Recipient)
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The research project, “Study of Medium-Range Structural Evolution and the Phase Transformation in Metallic Glass”, has been honoured with the Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) 2022 from the Ministry of Education.
The award-winning research project was completed through the collaboration of Professor Wang Xunli, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study and Chair Professor in the Department of Physics at CityU, Professor Lan Si from Nanjing University of Science and Technology and Dr Wu Zhenduo from CityU (Dongguan).
The structure of amorphous material has been regarded as one of the most challenging problems in science. Professor Wang’s team focused on researching the medium-range structures and phase transition mechanisms of amorphous alloys and established the correlation between the two. The research results provide important insights for understanding the glass-forming ability and the nature of amorphous structures.
The team's scientific findings were reported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China on the first page of its website in mid-2017, widely reported by Xinhua News Agency and academic media in China and abroad, and highly regarded by distinguished scholars in the field.
The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) set up by the Ministry of Education are presented to individuals and units of higher education institutions for their outstanding contributions in the areas of scientific discovery, technological invention, the promotion of scientific and technological advancement, and the implementation of patented technologies.
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