Congratulations to Professor Yi Xie for being honoured the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award!

“As the International Year of Light celebrates science and knowledge all over the world, the L’Oréal Foundation and UNESCO will present, on March 18th, the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards to five outstanding women scientists and 15 grants to promising young researchers. Each of these women is a brilliant example of scientific excellence. They prove everyday that women can greatly contribute to scientific progress in a field still largely dominated by men.”

This year’s 5 Laureates of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Awards are being honored for their ground-breaking discoveries in the physical sciences. By studying the infinitely large to the infinitely small, they have pushed back the frontiers of knowledge to explain the most fundamental questions of the universe and contribute to solving some of today’s greatest challenges. Passionate in life as much as in their work, they are also committed to giving back to their communities and transmitting their love of science.

Yi Xie – Inorganic Chemistry
Professor, University of Science & Technology of China, Hefei, CHINA
Rajaâ Cherkaoui El Moursli – High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics
Professor, Mohammed V- Agdal University, Rabat, MOROCCO
Dame Carol Robinson – Physical Chemistry – Mass Spectrometry
Professor, University of Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM
Thaisa Storchi Bergmann – Physics and Astronomy
Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre Brasil
Molly S. Shoichet – Polymer Chemistry
Professor of chemical engineering and applied chemistry, chemistry and biomaterials & biomedical engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

Prof. Yi Xie is being honored for her significant contributions to creating new nanomaterials with promising applications in the conversion of heat or sunlight into electricity. Her work will greatly contribute to lessening pollution and boosting energy efficiency, and will open promising prospects for the future. Committed to preserving our planet, she has dedicated her life to finding new and intelligent solutions to address the environmental challenge.

Additional information and visuals are available on: http://en.unesco.org/

Prof. Yi Xie is the Associate Editor of Inorganic Chemistry Frontiers; see below her recent publications on Royal Society of Chemistry journals.

Zirconium trisulfide ultrathin nanosheets as efficient catalysts for water oxidation in both alkaline and neutral solutions
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 751-756

Sandwich-like carbon-anchored ultrathin TiO2 nanosheets realizing ultrafast lithium storage
Inorg. Chem. Front., 2014,1, 58-64

Atomically-thin molybdenum nitride nanosheets with exposed active surface sites for efficient hydrogen evolution
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 4615-4620

All-solid-state flexible thin-film supercapacitors with high electrochemical performance based on a two-dimensional V2O5·H2O/graphene composite
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 10876-10881

Structural distortion in graphitic-C3N4 realizing an efficient photoreactivity
Nanoscale, 2015, Advance Article

Two dimensional nanomaterials for flexible supercapacitors
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014,43, 3303-3323

Atomically-thin two-dimensional sheets for understanding active sites in catalysis
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 623-636

Ultrathin nanosheets of feroxyhyte: a new two-dimensional material with robust ferromagnetic behavior
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 2251-2255

Surface chemical-modification for engineering the intrinsic physical properties of inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterials
Chem. Soc. Rev., 2015,44, 637-646

Free-floating ultrathin tin monoxide sheets for solar-driven photoelectrochemical water splitting
J. Mater. Chem. A, 2014,2, 10647-10653

Hydrogen dangling bonds induce ferromagnetism in two-dimensional metal-free graphitic-C3N4 nanosheets
Chem. Sci., 2015,6, 283-287

Semimetallic molybdenum disulfide ultrathin nanosheets as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution
Nanoscale, 2014,6, 8359-8367

Atomically-thin non-layered cobalt oxide porous sheets for highly efficient oxygen-evolving electrocatalysts
Chem. Sci., 2014,5, 3976-3982

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