- Dr. Ying Jiang (International Center for Quantum Materials, Peking University) won the 2020 OCPA Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize).
Citation: For his groundbreaking experimental research on low-dimensional water and ice.
Bio: Dr. Jiang is a Boya Distinguished Professor of Peking University. He received his PhD from Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2008. After working as a Postdoctoral Associate in University of California, Irvine (2008-2010), he joined International Center for Quantum Materials, Peking University as a tenure-track assistant professor, and was promoted to a full professor in 2018. Jiang’s research fields are condensed matter physics and chemical physics. He is an expert in the development of innovative scanning probe microscopy (SPM) with ultrahigh sensitivity and resolution, and focused on the atomic-scale properties of single molecules and low-dimensional materials. In particular, he has pioneered the hydrogen-sensitive SPM of water molecules, which opens up the possibility of probing in real space the hydrogen-bonding interaction and the nuclear quantum effects (NQEs) of hydrogen. Jiang has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers, including 2 in Science, 5 in Nature, and 8 in Nature Journals. His research works were selected twice as Top-ten Science Advances in China (2016, 2018). Selected awards include Nishina Asia Award (2020), Fellow of American Physical Society (2019), Leading Innovative Talent in Science and Technology from Central Chinese Government (2019), Science and Technology Award for Chinese Youth from China Association for Science and Technology (2018), Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award (2018), Distinguished Young Scholars from Natural Science Foundation of China (2017). Jiang serves on the Editorial Boards or Editorial Advisory Boards of Journal of Chemical Physics, Advanced Quantum Technologies, Chemical Physics, Chinese Physics Letters, etc.
- Dr. Yu-tin Huang (Physics Department, National Taiwan University) won the 2020 OCPA Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize).
Citation: For his influential insight into scattering amplitudes and its relation to gauge theories and gravity.
Bio: Professor Yu-tin Huang received his bachelor's degree in physics from National Taiwan University in 2001 and his Ph.D. degree in 2009 from Stony Brook University under Professor Warren Siegel. He was a post doc from 2009-2012 in UCLA and 2012-2013 at University of Michigan. In 2013, he was a member at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton. Starting at 2014 he joined as a faculty in the physics department at National Taiwan University, in which he currently serves as an associate professor.