Honours & Awards Honours & Awards

January 1994, Royal Fellowship Award from The Royal Society, London;
April 1998, Best presentation award and the postgraduate student of the year 1998 from the Institution of Nuclear Engineers, UK;
October 2002, National outstanding young scientist award from the National Natural Science Foundation of China;
September 2003, Achievement award from the state government of China for overseas returnees;
July 2006, National Young Scientist Award, Chinese Association of Science & Technology (CAST);
May 2007, "Top Ten Youth", Chinese Academy of Sciences;
Dec 2008, Beijing Science and Technology Award;
Dec 2009, National Natural Science Award, Chinese State Government;
Jan 2011, Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS);
October 2012, Young Scientist Award (environmental science), SCOPE;
Feb 2013, Special Allowance of the Chinese State Council for Distinguished Experts;
March 2013, China National Leading Talents (equivalent to national chair professor);
July 2013, ranked 89 worldwide in Essential Science Indicators (category: Environment/Ecology), ISI Web of Knowledge (accessed 3 July 2013);
August 2013, Named "Outstanding Talent", Fujian province (elected every three years for the whole province), China;
October 2013, TWAS (The World Academy of Science for the advancement of science in the developing countries) Prize in Agricultural Sciences;