The ceremony of 15th Youth Science and Technology Award of China was held in Harbin Institute of Technolgy on June 29, 2019. Prof. Xiulian Pan was awarded the honour for the achievements in the direct conversion of syngas to olefins.
The China Youth Science and Technology Award was established by the Central Organization Department, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Chinese Association of Science and Technology and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League in September 1987. It aims to cultivate the world-class top scientists and international leading strategic talents. The award was first awarded in 1988. It is selected every two years, with a total of 100 winners.