Congratulations to Prof. LU Yi-Chun on receiving the Xplorer Prize 2021, one of the nation’s highest grants for young researchers! A total of three scholars from Hong Kong was recognized. Each winner will be rewarded with a sum of RMB 3 million by Tencent Charity Foundation over the course of five years.
Prof. Lu leads ground-breaking research on battery. Her team has successfully invented a safe, high-energy, low-cost, and environmentally-friendly battery that serves as a substitute for commercial lithium-ion batteries which are indispensable in our daily lives.
The Xplorer Prize is a new talent award developed and evaluated by prominent scientists, and focuses on nine fields of basic sciences and frontier technologies. Adhering to the principle of being future-oriented, the Prize has funded a total of 150 promising young scientists since 2018.