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Chuanbing Tang Receives Prestigious 2005 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

photo of Chuanbing Tang and fellow award recipients

Group photo of 2005 awardees who were presented with awards in New York on April 15. Chuanbing Tang is second from the right in the back row.

Chuanbing Tang, fifth year student in the Matyjaszewski and Kowalewski groups, has received the 2005 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. This award is granted across all fields of study in the world and was presented to only 54 Chinese students in the United States, eight of whom were chemists. The award, including a check and certificate, was presented in New York by the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China on April 15. The ten awardees who were able to attend the award ceremony in New York came from top institutions such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, MIT, Cornell, Brown and Boston College.

Chuanbing has developed self-assembled block copolymer templates for nanostructured carbons, including synthesis, characterization and device development. He has also been recognized as a Finalist for the 2005 ACS Richard A. Glenn Award from the Fuel Division for the best paper at a national meeting and has received the 2005 ACS Pittsburgh Section Polymer Group Student Award. This summer he will begin a post-doctoral position with Ed Kramer and Craig Hawker at the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

April 18, 2006