NUS dons conferred the Humboldt Research Award

Professor Zhang Yong (left) and Professor Jiang Donglin (right)

Professor Zhang Yong from NUS Biomedical Engineering and Professor Jiang Donglin from NUS Chemistry have each been conferred the Humboldt Research Award from Germany for their pioneering work in light-emitting nanomaterials with important potential benefits to society and the environment.

Prof Zhang’s specialty is in developing devices containing special nanoparticles that can be implanted in diseased locations deep in the human body, such as cancer. Prof Jiang is working on organic two-dimensional polymers, a kind of molecule that is very large but only a few molecules thick. He is the pioneer and a world expert in this field.

Funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, the Humboldt Research Award honours international scientists who are outstanding researchers in their field and whose work have had a significant impact on their own discipline and beyond.

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