honours five foreign scientists from the United States, Denmark, Japan
and Canada for their contributions to Sino-foreign research cooperation
on the award ceremony of China International Science and Technology
Cooperation Award held in Beijing on Jan. 18, 2013.
Among the list are Richard N.Zare
(United States), Flemming
Besenbacher (Denmark), Lonnie
Thompson (United States), Shin-ichi Kurokawa (Japan) and
Michael L Phillips (Canada).
Scientific and Technological Cooperation Award of the People's Republic
of China is a national science and technology award established by the
State Council. It is granted to foreign scientists, engineers, managers,
or organizations that have made important contributions to China's
bilateral or multilateral scientific and technological cooperation.
Richard N. Zare (Image by CAS)
Richard N. Zare,
Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and Foreign Member of
the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is the Marguerite Blake Wilbur
Professor in Natural Science at Stanford University. He is renowned for
his research in the area of laser chemistry, resulting in a greater
understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level.
Professor Zare helps
bring forward the cooperation and communication between the science
foundations of China and America during his term as Chairman of the
National Science Board of the United States. He has trained a group of
high-level Chinese research talents and co-authored 169 articles with
Flemming Besenbacher (Image by CAS)
is a full Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the
Faculty of Science and Director Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center
(iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark.
He started his
co-research from 1990 with the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of
Sciences, and devotes himself in dual-culture of Sino-Denmark
postgraduate students and joint research on nano technology of the two
countries. Professor Besenbacher initiated the Sino-Danish Centre joint
established by all Denmark's eight universities and the University of the
Chinese Academy of Sciences; he also initiated the Sino-Denmak nano
technology cooperation item between the science foundation of China and
Lonnie Thompson (Image by CAS)
Lonnie Thompson is an
American paleoclimatologist and professor in the School of Earth Sciences
at The Ohio State University. A Member of the NAS and Foreign Member of
the CAS, he has achieved global recognition for his drilling and analysis
of ice cores from mountain glaciers and ice caps in the tropical and
sub-tropical regions of the world.
He has trained
several outstanding geoscientists for China and helps strengthen the
power of China’s glacier and environmental research. He work as the
academic deputy director with the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research,
CAS and promoted with Chinese scientists The Third Pole Environment (TPE)
Shin-ichi Kurokawa (Image by CAS)
professor emeritus of KEK, and vice president of Cosylab, has fostered a
cooperative relationship in accelerator science between China and Japan.
Since the 1980s, he has been actively promoting academic cooperation and
exchanges in science and technology, collaborating with Chinese
researchers at the Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), the Shanghai
Institute of Applied Physics and the University of Science and Technology
of China, and the Institute of Modern Physics.
Kurokawa also helped
IHEP to upgrade the Beijing Electron Positron Collider (BEPC) to a
two-ring electron-positron collider, BEPC II, especially, transferring
the superconducting accelerating technology used at the KEKB accelerator
in Japan to China. He also served as a member of the Machine Advisory
Committee for the BEPC II.
Michael L Phillips (Image by CAS)
Dr. Michael L
Phillips is the Director of Shanghai Mental Health Center-Emory
University Collaborative Center for Global Mental Health. He is also
Executive Director of the Beijing Suicide Research and Prevention Center,
the Executive Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating
Center for Research and Training in Suicide Prevention.
He has spent the past
25 years conducting mental health research in China, and recently took on
the challenging task of screening more than 60,000 people for mental
disorders in four Chinese provinces. Dr. Phillips is a former
International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) liaison officer for