China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021
26 Aug, 2021

Congratulations to Prof. REN Wei on receiving China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021! He will receive a funding of RMB 1.6 million to directly support his pioneering research on laser diagnostics for flow fields in Hong Kong over a period of three years.

Project: Laser Diagnostics for Flow Fields

Prof. REN’s research focuses on laser spectroscopy and combustion chemistry. This project aims to develop a novel combustion diagnostic technology based on cooperative laser absorption and dispersion spectroscopy for accurate and sensitive hypersonic wind tunnel measurements. The successful completion of this project will enable the non-intrusive measurement of high-enthalpy flows and understand the coupling mechanism between strong shock waves and thermochemical reactions.

The China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund is one of the most prestigious honors for young scientists (under 38 for male and under 40 for female) in China. It supports promising scholars who have demonstrated achievements in basic research to further conduct research in areas of their own choice, fostering intellectual development in academics. The Fund is highly competitive, with only 25 projects in total funded across Hong Kong and Macau this year.