LU Song, USTC PhD student, from the Department of Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, has been named as the 13th Chinese Student of the Year. Two more USTC students FENG Chao (master from the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale) and XU Gaoyang (undergraduate from the Department of Physics) were both shortlisted among the 200 finalists for this award. The prestigious Chinese Student of the Year was co-awarded by the People’s Daily Online, the China Campus, the UNIVS.CN and the Guangming Online, with support from the Ministry of Education, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League and the People’s Daily.
LU Song’s certificate for the 13th Chinese Student of the Year / Image from USTC News Center
he award acknowledges LU Song’s excellent research accomplishments. LU Song has published 9 SCI articles in top journals, filed 10 patents (8 issued) and wrote 2 book chapters (1 English-language) in the field of thermal science and energy engineering. In addition to the national and international research funds he participated, LU Song has presided the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities twice and the College Student Innovative Research Funds five times. Moreover, LU Song is on the Editorial Boards of journals such as Applied Energy, Energy and Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. LU Song is also an inventor. Motivated by the sorrowful bike accidents, he invented the Smart Helmet based the thermoelectric materials for low-temperature applications. The Smart Helmet utilizes the bicyclist’s body heat to power itself and to signal alerts for potential danger. The Smart Helmet not only improves safety but also helps reduce the bicyclist’s discomfort from sweating. The invention earned LU Song many distinguished awards such as the Grant Price of the 10th National University Student Social Practice and Science Contest on Energy Saving & Emission Reduction and the Grand Prix of the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, the world’s most important event exclusively dedicated to inventions. LU Song has been recognized as the Golden Practitioner in Public Service by the China Central Television (CCTV) for his accomplishments.
LU Song (left) at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva / Image from USTC News Center
The Chinese Student of the Year award not only honors the very best young talents in China, but also encourages them to contribute their knowledge for a better society. “I hope to make the most of science in improving our lives”, said LU Song, “this award will surely inspire me to continue working on this dream”.
(Written by XU Yunfei, edited by YANG Xinqi,USTC News Center)
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