Tian received the 2018 Tan Kah Kee Science Award (Technological Sciences) for his research on the hardening of covalent materials. (Photo: Yanshan University)
Each year, Asian Scientist Magazine highlights 100 outstanding thinkers and innovators from Asia who are pushing the envelope with their research.
By applying a nanotwinning process, scientists have synthesized a form of diamond that is harder and more thermally stable.
Aimed at encouraging early-stage innovation and promoting research excellence, the 2014 WuXi PharmaTech Awards were given out on December 7.