为表彰在纳米研究领域做出重大贡献、进而推动纳米学科发展的杰出科学家，《纳米研究（英文版）》（Nano Research）编委会、清华大学出版社以及施普林格出版社于2013年共同设立了国际性的纳米研究奖。此奖项每年评选一次，奖金为1万美元。候选人来自世界各个国家和地区，由《纳米研究（英文版）》编委会成员进行提名，评奖委员会决定最终人选。前八届获奖者分别是：哈佛大学 Charles M. Lieber教授 (2014)、加州大学伯克利分校 Paul Alivisatos教授 (2015)、加州大学伯克利分校杨培东教授 (2016)、中国科学技术大学谢毅教授 (2017)、中国科学院理化技术研究所江雷教授（2018）以及美国西北大学Chad A. Mirkin教授（2018）、中国科学院大连化学物理研究所包信和教授（2019）以及美国加州大学伯克利分校Omar M. Yaghi教授（2019）、复旦大学赵东元教授（2020）以及美国西北大学John A. Rogers教授（2020）、北京大学刘忠范教授（2021）以及荷兰代尔夫特工业大学Cees Dekker教授（2021）。
Ninth Nano Research Award goes to Hongjie Dai and Zhong Lin Wang
Tsinghua University Press and Springer Nature honor two of the world’s leading experts in nanoscience and nanotechnology
Two outstanding scientists have been awarded the annual Nano Research Award which is sponsored by Tsinghua University Press (TUP) and Springer Nature. Hongjie Dai is the Professor at Stanford University. Zhong Lin Wang is the Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology. Both winners have been invited to give keynote speeches at the Sino-US Forum on Nanoscale Science and Technology.
Professor Hongjie Dai
Professor Hongjie Dai won the Nano Research Award for his pioneering contributions to carbon based nanoscience and nanomedicine. Dai is the Jackson-Wood Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. He is internationally recognized as a leader in carbon-based nanoscience, renewable energy materials and nanomedicine. His pioneering work has facilitated basic research in chemistry and physics of quasi-1D carbon nano-materials, and opened up creative applications of nano-carbon materials from nanotubes sensors/field effect transistors, to graphite/graphene foam cathodes for aluminum ion battery, drug delivery and photothermal therapy for nanomedicine, and near-infrared-II (NIR-II)/short-wave infrared (SWIR) probes for imaging biological systems in vivo. Specifically, Dai's contributions to carbon-based nanoscience include pioneering work on surface patterned carbon nanotube growth into ordered carbon nanotube arrays; the first synthesis of graphene nanoribbons; single-nanotube based nanoelectronic-sensors; nanotube based ballistic field-effect transistors; nano-carbon materials for renewable energy; invention of a rechargeable Al ion battery using graphite and graphene foam as the positive electrode; and recently, direct electrolysis of seawater to produce H2 and O2 without the need of desalination. Dai is also a pioneer and leader in nanomedicine. He pioneered carbon nanotube and graphene materials for biological systems including drug delivery and photothermal therapy. Lastly Dai pioneered NIR-II/SWIR fluorescence imaging. Dai’s contribution to nanoscience and nanomedicine has led to awards from four major professional societies/organizations including the APS, ACS, MRS, and NIH.
Professor Zhong Lin Wang
Professor Zhong Lin Wang was selected for the award in recognition of his discovery and development of nanogenerators for selfpowered systems and large-scale blue energy, an unprecedented technology for harvesting energy from the environment and biological systems, for applications in personal electronics, internet of things, biomedical devices, environmental monitoring and robotics. Prof. Wang’s innovations also provide a revolutionary approach for obtaining large-scale energy from daily life non-polluting sources with potential to harvest huge amounts of energy from ocean waves, aimed at solving the future energy needs of the world. His discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators have established the principle and technological road map for using mechanical energy for powering mobile sensors. He also coined the fields of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics for the third generation semiconductors, and discovered a few new physics effects.
The Nano Research Award, established by the journal Nano Research together with TUP and Springer in 2013, is awarded for outstanding contributions to nano research by an individual scientist. The winner is selected by the Award Committee (the Editors-in-Chief, Associate Editors, representatives from TUP and Springer Nature) after receiving nominations from the members of the Nano Research Editorial Board. The first twelve recipients of the honor were Prof. Charles M. Lieber of Harvard University, Prof. Paul Alivisatos and Prof. Peidong Yang, both of the University of California Berkeley, Prof. Yi Xie of University of Science and Technology of China, Prof. Lei Jiang of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Chad Mirkin of Northwestern University, Prof. Xinhe Bao of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Prof. Omar M. Yaghi of the University of California Berkeley, Prof. Dongyuan Zhao of Fudan University, Prof. John A. Rogers of Northwestern University, Prof. Zhongfan Liu of Peking University, Prof. Cees Dekker of Delft University of Technology.