Four outstanding postgraduates at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology in China were awarded a Dongke Zhang Scholarship by W/Prof Dongke Zhang FTSE on 18 October 2011.
This is the second round of awards of the Dongke Zhang Scholarships at Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. The Dongke Zhang Scholarships were established early in 2010 by W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE and The Zhangs Family Trust to recognise and reward outstanding postgraduate research students, currently enrolled at Chinese Academy of Sciences, Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology.
Candidates are selected on their good manner, excellent ethical standards, hard working attitude and good research outputs in an area related to energy. With the support of their supervisors, candidates apply to a selection panel. The shortlisted candidates give a presentation to the Institute’s Postgraduate Research Committee before their applications are ranked and forwarded to W/Professor Zhang FTSE for his final decision.
The first prize winner of last year’s Dongke Zhang Scholarships, Ling Lu, has completed he PhD and is now a postdoctoral research fellow at University of California Berkeley.
At the ceremony, W/Professor Dongke Zhang FTSE told some 100 postgraduates and staffs that he set up these scholarships to promote good citizenship, recognise and reward outstanding performance and encourage interested and able young people to choose science and research as their career. He advised the postgraduates to study hard and to learn from and respect those who led them into the wonderful world of science, often, their supervisors.
W/Prof Alan Dench, Dean of Graduate Studies and Ms Eva Chye, Strategic Adviser, of UWA were present at the Dongke Zhang Scholarships Award Ceremony. W/Prof Dench gave a presentation to the congregation about postgraduate training at UWA.
2011 Dongke Zhang Scholarships Winners:
1st Prize Winner, Mr Shanmu Dong
Runner-Up, Mr Lun Yao
3rd Prize Winners, Miss Yanting Zhang and Miss Jing Yang
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