Postdoc from USTC Wins 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO International Rising Talent Fellowship

  • [2017-04-01]
    LONG Ran, a post-doctor from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) was selected for the L’Oréal-UNESCO “International Rising Talent fellowship” this year for her research achievements in photocatalytic conversion of carbon dioxide. On March 23, 2017, the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation and UNESCO jointly unveiled the laureates of the 19th L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards in Paris and 15 young women researchers for International Rising Talent fellowship. Bao Zhenan, a Chinese American professor of Stanford University, USA, along with other four female scientists, received the Women in Science Awards.

    Group photo of 19th L’Oréal-UNESCO winners of “International Rising Talent Fellowship” (Image by L’Oréal Foundation)

    Founded jointly by UNESCO and L’Oréal Foundation in 1998, the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards are presented every year to five women from five continents. The laureates are awarded for their extraordinary contribution to scientific progress to commend their outstanding accomplishments, which are significant for promoting development of human society, changing people's way of life, making the world better, and to showcase the glamor and amazing force of the she-power of scientific women. In the beginning, the awards were only conferred to the outstanding women in the field of life sciences. Since 2003, the awards have been extended to women scientists in the field of basic research. It's known as a "Nobel Prize for Women". In 2015, XIE Yi, an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences as well as professor from USTC, won L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science with her exceptional achievements in nano solid-state chemistry. 


    LONG Ran (Image by L’Oréal Foundation)

    Apart from highly rated for Women in Science Awards, from 2015, there are 15 most potential young researchers awarded the honor of “International Rising Talent fellowship” as well as science scholarship by the L’Oréal-UNESCO annually. At the international award ceremony in 2017, LONG Ran, a post-doctor born in the late 1980s from USTC was chosen for the plan and invited to attend the ceremony from more than 250 candidates. She has received education and worked in USTC for many years. As an undergraduate student and postgraduate student, Dr. Long received scientific enlightenment from Professor XIE Yi, and as a doctoral candidate, she began the research work on the team of Professor XIONG Yujie. During the post-doctoral stage, she joined the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory and began her cooperation with Professor SONG Li. So far, she has attained remarkable achievements in nanochemistry and the field of energy-saving.

    In an interview with Xinhua News Agency, LONG Ran suggested the research and development of catalyst in the conversion of carbon energy has significant importance in solving global energy and environmental problems. She said, “At present, the scientific research platform in China is constantly improving, and the level of scientific researches has been enhanced substantially. I believe that there will be more and more Chinese scientists qualified for world scientific research awards.

    (Edit from: XinHua News Agency and the L’Oréal Corporate Foundation)


This article came from News Center of USTC.