Jing Xia won the 2017 OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize)


Professor Jing Xia (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine) is the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Young Researcher Award (Macronix Prize) of the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA).

The OYRA (Macronix Prize) is given each year to young ethnic Chinese physicists/astronomers outside of Asia in recognition of their outstanding achievements in physics. The Award carries a total cash prize of US $2,000 and a certificate citing the awardee's accomplishments in research.

The Citation for Jing Xia: For his development of loopless fiber-optical Sagnac interferometer and ultra-sensitive magneto-optic microscope, leading to deep understanding of unconventional superconductors, biological systems and magnetic materials.

BIO: Professor Jing Xia received his bachelor degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 2003 and his PhD degree in 2008 from Stanford University. From 2008-2011, he was a Tolman Postdoc Fellow in Caltech. He joined the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California at Irvine in 2011 as Assistant Professor and in 2015, he was promoted to Associate Professor. He received the Sloan Fellowship in 2013 and the NSF CAREER award in 2014.

The winner of OCPA's 2017 OYRA Award (Macronix Prize) was selected by the following panel of distinguished physicists (in alphabetical order):

Professor Moses Chan Pennsylvania State University
Professor Xiangdong Ji University of Maryland and Shanghai Jiaotong University

Professor Jen-Chieh Peng University of California, San Diego
Professor Lu Jeu Sham University of California, San Diego
Professor Yuen-Ron Shen University of California, Berkeley

Professor Nu Xu Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The OCPA award activity is a continuing program and represents a long tradition of OCPA to recognize outstanding achievements of the members of the ethnic Chinese physics community. Previous OYRA winners include:

  • ZHANG, Shou-Cheng (1992, Stanford University)
  • HWA, Terence Tai-Li (1993, UC San Diego)
  • SHEN, Zhi-Xun Shen (1993, Stanford University)
  • WEN, Xiao-Gang Wen (1994, MIT)
  • XIAO, Gang (1994, Brown University)
  • SUEN, Wai Mo (1995, Washington University)
  • JIANG, Hong Wen (1996, UCLA)
  • DU, Rui Rui Du (1997, University of Utah)
  • QIU, Zi Qiang (1997, UC Berkeley)
  • YEH, Nai-Chang (1998, California Institute of Technology)
  • HU, Wayne (1999, University of Chicago)
  • MA, Chung-Pei (2000, University of Pennsylvania)
  • YAO, Zhen (2001, University of Texas)
  • DAI, Pengcheng (2002, University of Tennessee)
  • LO, Hoi-Kwong (2002, University of Toronto)
  • YANG, Kun (2002, Florida State University)
  • CAO, Hui (2003, Northwestern University)
  • FENG, Jonathan (2003, University of California at Irvine)
  • DUAN, Luming (2005, University of Michigan)
  • CHIN, Cheng (2006, University of Chicago)
  • LIU, W. Vincent (2007, University of Pittsburgh)
  • CHAN, Ho Bun (2008, University of Florida)
  • WANG, Feng (2008, University of California, Berkeley)
  • WU, Congjun (2008, University of California, San Diego)
  • RUAN, Chong-Yu (2009, Michigan State University)
  • ZHONG, Dongping (2009, Ohio State University)
  • QI, Xiaoliang (2010, Stanford University)
  • XU, Cenke (2011, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • GAO, Xuan (2012, Case Western Reserve University)
  • CHEN, Yulin (2012, Oxford University)
  • FU, Liang (2013, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • HO, Shirley (2014, Carnegie Mellon University)
  • NI, Kang-Kuen (2014, Harvard University)
  • LI, Lu (2015, University of Michigan)
  • SHIH, David (2015, Rutgers University)
  • MAK, Kin-Fai (2016, Penn State University)
  • YU, Hai-Bo (2016, University of California at Riverside)