Six scientists who graduated from Tsinghua University have won this year’s Sloan Research Fellowships.
According to a list released on Feb 16, 128 young faculty from around the world were granted the awards. Among them were six Tsinghua alumni: Gao Wei, Li Han, Gao Ziyue, Ma Tengyu, Lian Biao and Zhen Bo.
Gao Wei, who received a master’s degree from Tsinghua in 2009, is working for the California Institute of Technology as an assistant professor of medical engineering. Li Han, assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at the University of California, Irvine, received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua in 2008. Gao Ziyue, assistant professor of genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua in 2010.
Ma Tengyu graduated from the Yao Class of Tsinghua, and now works for Stanford University as an assistant professor of computer science. Lian Biao, who received a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua in 2012, is working for Princeton University as an assistant professor of physics and Zhen Bo, a 2008 graduate of Tsinghua, is working as an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania.
The fellowships have been awarded annually since 1955 by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to “provide support and recognition to early-career scientists and scholars”.
They are open to scholars in eight scientific and technical fields — chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular biology, computer science, Earth system science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience and physics.