Winners of the 2013 Young Scientist Award Announced

The Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development is given annually to young scientists or researchers, based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development. The award is open to those researchers who recently completed their Ph.D. (within a span of 5 years) and are engaged in graduate education and research activities that emphasize sustainable development.

For 2013, awards were given in Water, Transport, and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Sustainable Development.

The winners and runners-up presented their research on 19 August 2013 in Singapore at a symposium hosted by Nanyang Technological University at the Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute (NTU-NEWRI). The awards were given the same day.

The list of winners and runners-up follows.


Winner: Shi Lei
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


First runner up: Viswanathan Natrayasamy
Anna University, India


Second runner up: Bing-Jie Ni
University of Queensland, Australia



Winner: Liangfei Xu
Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China


First runner up: Anantharaj Ramalingam
University of Malaya, Malaysia



Despite numerous nominations, no winner was chosen in this category.


Winners are chosen on the basis of 3 criteria: number of citations, number and quality of publications and patents, and documented social impact. They receive a cash award and are offered a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation which provides travel and living expenses to spend up to eighteen months collaborating with any research group of the recipient’s choosing in Germany.

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ProSPER.Net-Scopus Awards Secretariat