This award celebrates the outstanding contributions that Professor Yu has made to polymer nanoscience and engineering. He has achieved extraordinary research accomplishments and shown remarkable creativity and scientific scholarship in several areas of materials science.
Professor Yu has made significant contributions to synthesis and fundamental investigation of new multifunctional polymer nanostructures with novel chemical and physical properties, and their significant applications in advanced energy, sustainability and environmental technologies. A rising leader in the field of polymer science, he has authored over 150 articles in peer-reviewed journals and his work has garnered more than 19,000 citations, with 21 articles having each received over 200 citations. The work of his research group has been featured in prominent journals and global scientific news.
Professor Yu will give a lecture and receive this award at the World Polymer Congress (http://www.macro2020.org/), which will be held in Jeju Island, South Korea, 5-9 July 2020. The award includes $5,000, plus travel and hotel accommodation expenses to attend MACRO 2020.