YOUNGEST SCHOLAR SPONSORED BY NATIONAL FUND
Yu Peiwen, 27, associate professor in Fudan University’s Department of Management Science, succeeded in applying to the National Natural Science Fund of China for Excellent Young Scholars, according to a press release from the foundation on August 24. He becomes the youngest scholar sponsored by the organization so far.
The foundation will sponsor Yu’s research project, Supply Chain Strategies for Perishable Products, which is scheduled to take place between January 2018 and December 2020. Yu is the principal investigator in the project.
Yu has amazed his peers with his extraordinary achievements. Yu at the age of 15 enrolled in the special program for gifted students at University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2005, one of China’s most prestigious universities in the scientific and technological realm. Four years later, he graduated from USTC with a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. Then, Yu entered Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for further study and achieved a Ph.D. in operations management. In 2014, after a knockout competition and multiple interviews, Yu was chosen by Fudan University and started his teaching and academic career in Shanghai.