Report by India Education bureau; Tokyo: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, today announce the winners of 2012 ProSPER.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award.
Co-hosted by ProSPER.Net and Elsevier for the past 4 years, the Prosper.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award in Sustainable Development Symposium, previously held in Malaysia, Shanghai, Philippines, this year was held in Tokyo, Japan in July 2012. At this annual symposium the ProSPER.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award is given to young scientists or researchers based in the Asia-Pacific region, who have made significant contributions in the area of Sustainable Development.
The award’s selection criteria is based on the number of publication, number of citation, H-index from the world’s largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature – Scopus, as well as documented social impact. The winners receive prizes, including a fellowship to Germany with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
The three winners, respectively from Thailand, China and Indonesia were selected by a panel of Education for Sustainable Development judges from 9 shortlisted candidates out of 85 applicants from Asia-Pacific.
The winners in the 3 categories are:
Dr. Tanapon Phenrat, Naresuan University, Thailand
Research area: Groundwater and Soil Remediation
Sustainable Consumption and Production:
Dr. Jun Yang, Chinese Academy of Science, China
Research area: Sweet Potato Genetic Transformation for Environment-friendly Production
Health with a focus on Poverty Eradication
Dr. Yodi Mahendrahata, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Research area: Poverty-related Diseases, Especially TB, Malaria and Dengue
"We are delighted to have the opportunity to present this award in collaboration with Elsevier. Every year we see more and more outstanding work being done by young scientists in the Asia-Pacific region. I hope this award serves as an inspiration to young researchers who will continue to tackle sustainability challenges and keep their efforts to build sustainable societies," said Mr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of ProSPER.Net Secretariat and Programme Director for Education for Sustainable Development, UNU-IAS
Mr. Lim Kok Keng, Managing Director of Science & Technology Asia Pacific at Elsevier said, “Elsevier is honored to continue the tradition of recognizing the achievements of young scientists in Asia-Pacific who have made significant contributions to Sustainable Development research. These young scientists are conducting important work that will shape the future of sustainable development in infrastructure, consumption and production, and health sciences. We are proud to support the endeavors of the global scientific community.”
“The inclusion of Sustainable Infrastructure in the 2012 ProSPER.Net Scopus Young Scientist Award was an inspired decision that attracted a very strong field of applications,” said one of the award panelists, Prof. Tony Dalton from RMIT University. “Many young researchers within the Asia Pacific region are passionate about Education for Sustainable Development.
They demonstrate how scholars are contributing to making the infrastructure provision of cities and regions a part of important climate change mitigation and adaptation agendas. The winner of the Sustainable Infrastructure category demonstrates this capacity at a very high level, and future winners will continue to inspire many young scholars to emulate their committed approach to sustainability research.”
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