Recently, Prof. Shaojun Guo in the College of Engineering, Peking University was awarded the 7th Young Chemistry Award by the Chinese Chemical Society and Royal Chemical Society for his contribution of “proposing material strain to tune the catalytic performance for solving the problem of low activity of fuel cells and hydrogen energy catalysis."
The Young Chemistry Award was jointly established by the Chinese Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry in 2007 to provide incentives for young chemists and encourage young Chinese researchers to pioneer, innovate and make progress in scientific research. This award is selected every two years, and 4 outstanding chemists are awarded each time.
Prof. Guo is known particularly for his work on nano/sub-nano/atomic materials for catalysis and energy applications. Since he starts his career, he has published more than 100 papers, including 14 in Nature, Science and Nature/Science/Cell sister journals. He was recognized as a highly cited researcher (2014-2019) in Chemistry (2014-2019) and Materials Science (2019) by Thomson Reuters/Clarivate Analytics. He has been honored with numerous awards, including Xplorer Prize, Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Award, Beijing Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholar, Elsevier Chinese Most Cited Researcher, Young Analyst Prize of China, Young Scientist Prize for China Electrochemical Society and ISE-Elsevier Prize for Applied Electrochemistry and Oppenheimer Fellowship, etc. He is serving as the associate editor of ACS Omega, and board member of Science Bulletin, Science China Materials, EnergyChem, Journal of Energy Chemistry, etc.