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Humboldt Research Award, Bing Joe Hwang
Congratulations to NSRRC User Prof. Bing Joe Hwang for Being Granted a Humboldt Research Award
NSRRC user Prof. Bing Joe Hwang was granted a Humboldt Research Award. His research using NSRRC’s in-situ spectroscopy is significant to the development of energy science and technology.
Prof. Bing Joe Hwang in Chemical Engineering at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, who is a long-term user and also an adjunct scientist of the NSRRC, was granted a “Humboldt Research Award” by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany. The awards are given to internationally renowned scientists and scholars who work outside of Germany, in recognition of their brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to science. Among past winners of this prestigious prize are 54 Nobel Laureates.

Prof. Huang’s research interests include electrochemistry, lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and interfacial phenomena, by combining experiments and theoretical calculations. He uses in-situ spectroscopy technique at NSRRC’s light sources to effectively realize to functioning mechanism of batteries. The technique is essential to development of lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells and solar cells.

Every year, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to 100 Humboldt Research Awards to internationally leading researchers of all disciplines from abroad in recognition of their academic record to date. The award amount is €60,000. Award winners are also invited to conduct a research project of their choice at a research institution in Germany in cooperation with specialist colleagues there. The award enables a total research stay of up to 12 months in Germany, which can be split into multiple stays. The awards offered by the foundation strengthen Germany as a research location through international research exchanges.