Biomedical Science

Yang Tong

City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR

Yang was elected a fellow of the European Academy of Sciences. He is known for his work on partial differential equations and kinetic theories in the area of hyperbolic conservation laws. (Photo: European Academy of Science)

Akira Chiba

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Chiba was awarded the 2020 IEEE Nikola Tesla Award for his contributions to bearingless and reluctance motors for application in hybrid and pure electrical vehicles. (Photo: Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Dishant Mayurbhai Pancholi

Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Pancholi received the 2019 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (Mathematical Sciences) for his research in the area of symplectic geometry and topology. (Photo: The Institute of Mathematical Sciences)

Qian Qihu

Chinese Academy of Engineering

Qian received the Highest Science and Technology Award 2018 for his contributions to China’s maritime radar system. (Photo: Visual China Group)

Yasuhiko Arakawa

University of Tokyo

Arakawa was awarded the IEEE Jun-Ichi Nishizawa Medal 2019 for his contributions to the development and commercialization of quantum dot lasers. (Photo: The University of Tokyo)

Qi Faren

Beihang University

The chief designer for Chinese spacecraft, Qi was awarded the 2019 IAF Hall of Fame Award for his contributions to the progress of space science and technology. (Photo: Institutes of Science and Development, Chinese Academy of Sciences)

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Biocon Limited

Mazumdar-Shaw received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry for her contributions to the field of healthcare and society at large. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

Neena Gupta

Indian Statistical Institute

Gupta received the 2019 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology (Mathematical Sciences) for her contributions in affine algebraic geometry, in particular, her proposal of a solution to the Zariski Cancellation Problem. (Photo:

Pham Nam Hai

Tokyo Institute of Technology

Pham received the 2019 Gottfried Wagener Prize for Digitalization and Mobility for his work on the giant spin Hall effect in topological insulators and its application to ultralow-power magnetoresistive random-access memory. (Photo: Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Toh Kim Chuan

National University of Singapore

Toh was conferred the President’s Science Award 2019 for his fundamental contributions to the theory, algorithms and applications of convex optimization. (Photo: National University of Singapore)

Cheon Jung-Hee

Seoul National University
South Korea

Cheon was awarded the POSCO TJ Park Foundation Science Prize 2019 for developing ‘HeaAn,’ a homomorphic encryption software program that decrypted for the first time the multiple linear function, the biggest challenge in the field of cryptology. (Photo: Dong-A Science)