Outstanding Thesis wins ANSTO award

Dr Huanyu Jin wins 2021 ANSTO Australian Synchrotron Stephen Wilkins Thesis Medal

This medal is awarded annually to the PhD student at an Australian or New Zealand University who is judged to have completed the most outstanding thesis of the past two years whose work was undertaken at and acknowledges the Australian Synchrotron, or the Australian National Beamline Facility (ANBF), or whose work acknowledges and was undertaken under the auspices of the International Synchrotron Access Program (ISAP) or the Australian Synchrotron Research Program (ASRP).


Man in black t-shirt and shorts nearby a lake

Dr Jin won the award for his thesis titled Designing Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials for Electrocatalytic Clean Energy Conversion. Given most of the important data in his thesis were obtained in the Australian Synchrotron he was very keen to apply for this prestigious medal.

He was recommended for the award by Professor David Lewis, Head of the School of Chemical Engineering. David believes Huanyu deserves recognition as a distinguished talent and that his research is very important and valuable to Australian society.

“He has shown great potential for the development of advanced energy technologies such as fuel cells and batteries,” David said.

Dr Jin is thrilled to win the award and very appreciative of the generous help and advice he received for his thesis. He acknowledged that he wouldn’t have won this award without such strong support.

He is certainly living up to his title as a University of Adelaide Future Making Fellow.

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