Dr. Zhou Yuanyuan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics at the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), has been awarded Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) under the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). Dr. Zhou will receive funding of RMB 2 Million to support his fundamental investigation and technological innovation on a new generation of semiconductor materials - perovskites. With this funding support, Dr. Zhou expects to leverage this project to perform highly interdisciplinary research over materials science, semiconductor physics and molecular chemistry, and to innovate optoelectronic technologies for contribution to the carbon neutrality goal of the Hong Kong and the nation.
The Excellent Young Scientists Fund is highly competitive award granted annually to support young male scientists under age 38 and young female scientists under age 40 with outstanding achievements in basic research to conduct innovative research in areas of their own choice. The Excellent Young Scientists Fund is highly competitive, only 25 young scientists across Hong Kong and Macau has been awarded this year.