UTS graduate wins prestigious Humboldt Fellowship
Dr Shuangquiang Chen
Research associate Dr Shuangqiang Chen from UTS Science’s Centre for Clean Energy Technology has become our first graduate to receive the prestigious Humboldt Research Fellowship.
Dr Chen will continue his research at the world-renowned Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (opens an external site) in Stuttgart, Germany. He completed his PhD under the supervision and mentorship of Professor Guoxiu Wang, the Director of the Centre for Clean Energy Technology.
Dr Chen described the moment of receiving the fellowship as a life-changing.
“I have been waiting this moment for one and a half years, right from the beginning of getting to know the Humboldt Research Fellowship to the preparation of all needed documents.
“Memories flashed through my mind; and all left is that it is worth to try something you desire.”
To date, Dr Chen has published 39 peer-reviewed papers (12 first-authored) in high impact journals, including:
- Advanced Energy Materials
- Nano Letters
- Advanced Functional Materials
- Nano Energy
- Nano Research
- Scientific Reports
- Journal of Materials Chemistry (A)
- Chemistry-A European Journal
- ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
- Journal of Power Sources.
Dr Chen’s publications have been cited more than 877 times and seven of his papers have been selected as Essential Science Indicators (ESI) highly cited papers. He has also attended four international conferences related to nanomaterials and electrochemistry.
The Humboldt Research Fellow network (opens an external site) currently comprises more than 26,000 scientists and scholars from all disciplines in over 140 countries, including 51 Nobel Laureates.
Dr Chen said it was an honour to become a Humboldt Research Fellow.
“I would love to take this golden opportunity to learn more sophisticated techniques and do more contributions to the renewable energy storage area”, Dr Chen said.
He passes on some advice to other UTS graduates looking to get fellowships.
Dr Chen says keep good relationships with your supervisors, classmates and colleagues and identify your weaknesses and fix them.
“Last and the most important, time management is vital to success,” he said. “Try to bear it in mind when you have set up a goal. If possible, use all your strength to do it and reasonably manage your time for a good balance with the tough research works and your happy daily life.”