The Background of QIAN Baojun Fiber Award

Mr. QIAN Baojun (1907-1996) is the founder ofFiber Research and Education in P. R. China. He was also the president of East China Institute ofTextile Science and Technology (former name ofDonghua University).According to his testament, his savings was used to financially support students in Donghua University, and hence the University set up QIAN Baojun Foundation to manage the fund.

For memorizing Mr. QIAN Baojun, State Key Laboratory for Modification of Chemical Fibers and Polymer Materials(Donghua University), decide to establish QIAN Baojun Fiber Award to recognize the contribution in Fiber Science and Technology. QIAN Baojun Foundation is in charge of selection of the award winners. Up to now, there many companies in fiber and textile area donate to QIAN Baojun Foundation for Fiber Award.

QIAN Baojun Fiber Award will be selected and awarded every two years. It includes Distinguished Achievement Award and Young Scholar Award, which will be rewarded to distinguished scientists and excellent young scholars in the field of fiber related sciences.

Distinguished Achievement Award: The winner should have recognized distinguished professional achievement in basic or applied fiber science. A certificate and USD 10,000 will be conferred.

Young Scholar Award: The winner should be younger than 45, active in fiber scienceand have done excellent work in the science, engineering, and technology of fibers, fiber-based materials and devices. A certificate and USD 3,000 will be conferred.