NKU Scholar Awarded the 2023 Chinese Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists


The Award Committee of the Chinese Chemical Society decided that Wang Xiao-Ye, a researcher at the College of Chemistry of Nankai University, was awarded the 2023 Chinese Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists in recognition of his innovative achievements in new boron-doped organic optoelectronic materials. 

Wang Xiao-Ye is a researcher and doctoral supervisor at Nankai University. He graduated from Nankai University with a bachelors degree in 2009 and received a doctorate from Peking University in 2014. He then engaged in postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany. He started his independent research in early 2019 as a tenure-track professor at the College of Chemistry of Nankai University and a researcher at the State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry. He is committed to developing novel organic optoelectronic materials doped with main group elements. Focusing on the scientific problems of the precise construction of boron-doped organic conjugated molecules and the regulation strategies of their properties, he has developed a series of new boron-doped conjugated frameworks, established synthetic methods for precise doping of multiple heteroatoms, revealed synergistic effects of multi-heteroatom-doping to regulate the photoelectric process, discovered high-efficiency anti-Kasha luminescent materials, developed high-performance organic field-effect transistors and photodetectors, and obtained helicene-type chiral optoelectronic materials with high asymmetry factor and organic near-infrared photosensitizers for efficient up-conversion luminescence, which created opportunities for the development of new organic optoelectronic materials. 

It is learned that the Chinese Chemical Society Prize for Young Scientists was set up in 1983, the earliest academic award established by the Society. It is primarily presented to outstanding chemical workers under the age of 35 who can innovate, advance and complete work independently in the field of basic and cutting-edge research in chemistry, applied and engineering industry or chemistry education. The award is presented annually. This year, 10 outstanding young chemical science and technology workers including Wang Xiao-Ye won the award. 

(Edited and translated by Nankai News Team.)