President Chen elected new Fellow of TWAS
On January 26, 2018, The World Academy of Sciences for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries (TWAS) elects 55 new fellows and Chen Shiyi, the President of SUSTech, is one of the new TWAS Fellows, who will be inducted at the Academy's 28th General Meeting in 2018.
According to TWAS, Chen has done outstanding research in lattice gas and lattice Boltzmann methods in which he created an important analysis approach with engineering applications. He has also contributed to the high performance computing and fluid turbulence. Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, he has received the Outstanding Research Award (Los Alamos National Lab), the External Honor Recognition Award (BM T.J. Watson Research Center) and the Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Young Researcher Award, among others.
Founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, TWAS believes that developing nations, by building strength in science and engineering, could build the knowledge and skill to address such challenges as hunger, disease and poverty.
Up to now, TWAS has 1228 elected Fellows.The main criterion for election as a TWAS Member is scientific achievements, and they should also make contributions to the science development of developing countries. Each year, up to 50 new Members are elected on average. Membership is for life.