Prof. Ren Wei, Mechanical and Automation Engineering Department, has been awarded China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2021 by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). He will receive a funding of RMB 1.6 million to directly support his pioneering research on laser diagnostics for flow fields in Hong Kong over a period of three years. Professor Ren’s research focuses on laser spectroscopy and combustion chemistry. This project aims to develop a novel laser diagnostic technology for accurate and sensitive flow measurements in hypersonic wind tunnels.
The successful completion of this project will enable the understanding of the coupling mechanism between strong shock waves and thermochemical reactions.
The China’s Excellent Young Scientists Fund is one of the most prestigious honors for young scientists (under 38 for male and under 40 for female) in China. It supports promising scholars who have demonstrated achievements in basic research to further conduct research in areas of their own choice, fostering intellectual development in academics.