MSE PhD Students Selected for 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Yiling Yu and Yifei Yu, PhD students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering from Prof. Cao’s group, recently have been selected for the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad.

Founded by the Chinese government since 2003 and sponsored by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) , the award recognizes the academic excellent achievements of non-government-funded Chinese students studying overseas among 29 countries over all the world and is granted across all fields of study. This award is presented to 500 students worldwide and includes a $6,000 prize and a CSC-issued certificate.”

Yifei also received a 2016 Silver Graduate Student Award (GSA) from the Materials Research Society (MRS) for his work “Engineering Substrate Interactions for High Luminescence Efficiency of Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers”. The MRS Graduate Student Awards are intended to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and current materials research display a high order of excellence and distinction. The names of recipients of the Silver GSA are published in MRS Bulletin, and the award comes with a $200 prize, waiver of meeting registration, and one-year MRS student membership.