Recently, the Ministry of Education released the list of persons included in the Young Scholar Project under “Changjiang Scholars Program” of 2016. Three from Chongqing University are selected, including Professor Xin Qingquan from the School of Economics and Business Administration, on the accountancy post; Professor Chen Rong from the College of Power Engineering, on the engineering thermophysics post; and Professor Lyu Xuewei from the College of Material Science and Engineering, on the ferrous metallurgy post.
To strengthen team building of high level talents for colleges and universities, and to attract and cultivate a number of academic leaders with international influence, the Ministry of Education launched the “Changjiang Scholars Program” in 2011. The Program functions as a critical component of the national major program for talent development, and constitutes the supporting system for high-level talent cultivation in China, together with “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” and “Young Talent Development Program”. Added to “Changjiang Scholars Program” in 2015, the Young Scholar Project mainly aims to help colleges and universities cultivate and introduce outstanding young academic leaders with remarkable achievements in academy, considerable innovation capacity, great development potential and desired academic morality and professional ethics of teachers on a global level.
Attachment: Profiles of young scholars newly included in the “Changjiang Scholars Program”
Xin Qingquan, male, born in August 1975, a professor of the School of Economics and Business Administration, a doctorial supervisor and a young scholar under the Changjiang Scholars Program; a contract research fellow of Center for China's Government Auditing Research; a Chinese certified public accountant; his research areas include financial accounting, auditing, corporate governance and corporate finance. He has published papers on the Accounting Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, China Economic Review, China Journal of Accounting Research, Economic Research, Management World, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Finance Research, China Accounting and Finance Review, Economic Research, Economic Science and other famous academic journals at home and abroad. His doctoral dissertation was nominated for the outstanding doctoral dissertation of China in 2009 and the outstanding doctoral dissertation of Guangdong Province in 2008. He has hosted two programs funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China. His current research interest is to study the accounting and governance phenomena of listed companies in China based on the local informal system of China, with the neo-institutional economics, sociology of organization and political theory taken into consideration.
Chen Rong, male, born in May 1977, a professor of the College of Power Engineering, a young scholar under the Changjiang Scholars Program, winner of the outstanding youth fund granted by the Natural Science Foundation of China, a young and middle-aged leading talent in the scientific and technological innovation area under the Innovative Talent Promotion Program of the Ministry of Science an Technology, and a candidate for the New Century Talent Supporting Program initiated by the Ministry of Education; mainly engaged in research of optical micro-fluidics, solar energy photochemistry utilization, new energy conversion technology, micro-scale transmission and key thermal physics issues involved in the environmental governance technology; Chen Rong has published more than 80 SCI papers on important international academic journals and has on invitation participated in compiling of 3 academic monographs. His papers have been recited by more than 1,500 times. In 2013, he won the second prize of the national natural science award once as the third executer.
Lyu Xuewei, male, born in February 1982, a professor of the College of Material Science and Engineering, a doctorial supervisor, a young scholar under the Changjiang Scholars Program, winner of the outstanding youth fund granted by the Natural Science Foundation of China, a top-notch young talent of Chongqing, and a candidate for the New Century Talent Supporting Program initiated by the Ministry of Education. His main research areas include mineral processing and chemical metallurgy, comprehensive utilization of composite symbiotic resources, and physical chemistry of high-temperature melt. Lyu has hosted more than 20 horizontal projects of iron and steel enterprises, a number of projects under the “973 Program”, and projects funded by the Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published more than 100 papers, including more than 60 SCI papers as the correspondence author or the first author. He is also the first executor of more than 30 patents for invention and has won the first prize awarded by the Ministry of Education in recognition of the scientific and technological progress and other ministerial and provincial awards for scientific research.