− It is a great honor to be awarded by this long-time running royal academy. I feel like it is a rewarding milestone which summarize my work and achievements during the last few years and encourage me to keep working hard in this area, confidently and enthusiastically. I feel very much thankful for the supports that I received from the research group and all my collaborators, says Shiyu Geng.
Research about the use of nanotechnology
Shiyu Geng's research is on the use of nanotechnology in materials science with a focus on creating new nanostructured composites for new types of packaging and for the development of bio-based carbon nanomaterials that can be used in future energy storage units and in carbon capture. She hopes that the award from the Royal Skyttean Society will further strengthen her research.
− This award will definitely draw more attention to my research from a broader audience. Besides, it will also support me in things like networking and funding acquisition, etc., to further develop my academic career. I think all these aspects mean a lot for a scientist.
The prize money of SEK 20,000 comes in handy during these pandemic times.
− Considering the current circumstance, I will buy something useful to make my home-working environment better.