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SUSTech scholars win Young Scientist Award from Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences


The Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) recently announced its list of candidates for the 4th CSES Young Scientist Award. 

Assistant Professor Jun-Jian WANG from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering (ESE) at the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) won the Young Scientist Gold Award, and Associate Professor Hong CHEN won the Young Scientist Excellence Award.


Dr. Jun-Jian WANG joined SUSTech in 2017. He is dedicated to developing and applying cutting-edge and molecular-level analyses of natural organic matter and pollutants to study the critical impacts of global change and anthropogenic disturbance on the plant-soil-water system and environmental quality. He received more than 10 research grants, including National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars of China and Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Guangdong Province. He has published more than 60 papers in top-tier journals, including Nature Communications, New Phytologist, Environmental Science & Technology, and Water Research. He is serving as an associate editor of the Journal of Environmental Quality and on the editorial boards of the Frontier in Soil Science, Chinese Chemical Letters, and Journal of Agricultural Resources and Environment. He has also served as an international reviewer for National Science Foundation (US) and France National Research Agency (ANR) proposals.


Dr. Hong CHEN joined SUSTech in 2018. He is mainly engaged in research on resource recycling and utilization chemistry. He has published more than 100 papers in renowned journals such as Nature Materials, Science Advances, PNAS, and Nature Communications, with a total number of more than 4,620 citations. Earlier this year, he also won the Gold Award from the Guangdong Society of Environmental Sciences (GDSES).


The Young Scientist Award of CSES was first established in 2018 to reward outstanding young scientists under 40 years of age engaged in environmental science and technology research. The accolade is awarded yearly, with thirty recipients being honored with the prize.


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