A 27-year-old female researcher and tutor of PhD students became an overnight celebrity on the Internet. Lu Yingying of Zhejiang University, one of China’s leading universities, drew the media light when the school website revealed her resume.
The school’s publicity official said Lu will take the position in August after returning from her overseas studies.
Lu is among the 667 skilled professionals recruited this year under the Thousand Talents Scheme, a Chinese government initiative to attract top-level experts and specialists from abroad. The list was published on February 11 and Lu’s young age sparked public interest.
Her resume showed that Lu obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University’s College of Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2010 and received a PhD degree at Cornell University last year. She also did post-doctoral research at Cornell University and Stanford University in the field of energy materials. She is expected to start teaching at Zhejiang University this August.
Her resume also mentioned that she had published her research papers in such prestigious journals as Nature Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry, and Angewandte Chemie.
Source: Hangzhou International Center