Professor Yong Yan appointed Chang Jiang (Yangtze) Scholar by the Chinese Ministry of Education

Dr. Yong Yan, Professor of Electronic Instrumentation, was recently appointed a Chang Jiang (Yangtze) Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. He is the first scientist in the area of measurement and instrumentation to receive this prestigious award.
The Chang Jiang Scholar’s award was granted by the Chinese Ministry of Education and acknowledges special contributions made by Chinese scientists and overseas scholars in various research fields. To be considered for this award, the candidate must have achieved an outstanding international recognition in his or her field. The Chang Jiang Scholar’s award is part of an ambitious programme initiated by the Chinese government to rapidly develop and improve the quality of research conducted at major research universities in China through the development of collaborations with eminent scientists throughout the world.
Prof. Yan will receive an initial grant of 2 million Chinese RMB (£150,000) to establish a collaborative research programme in measurement and instrumentation at Tianjin University, one of the premier science and technology universities in China, where he has held a visiting professorship since 2002.