Prof. Bai honored with Tan Kah Kee Science Awards 2010


On June 9, the 2010 Tan Kah Kee Science Award Ceremony was held in Beijing. BAI Yilong, academician of South China University of Technology (SCUT) and researcher of Institute of Mechanic, Chinese Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Tan Kah Kee Science Award for “Deformation Localization, Damage, and Catastrophic Failure in Solid Materials” in Mathematics and Physics.

Selected as the academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1991 and academician of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, BAI Yilong is now holding several posts, including researcher of Institute of Mechanic, Chinese Academy of Sciences, director of State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics, director of International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM), and academician of SCUT. He has published more than 100 academic papers and 2 monographs (written in English), and has won many prizes such as the second prize of National Natural Science Award, Science & Technology Progress Award of He-Liang-He-Li Fund, John Rinehart Award, etc.

It was learned that Tan Kah Kee Science Award is presented in six categories: the award in mathematics and physics, the award in chemistry, the award in life sciences, the award in earth sciences, the award in information sciences and the award in technological sciences. Since its establishment in 1988, 63 prominent Chinese scientists have been awarded.

(From SCUT News Network)