On August 18th, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) announced the evaluation results of projects in 2021. Professor Shi Feng from School of Chemistry and Material Science, Jiangsu Normal University was funded by the National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, making a historic breakthrough in this kind of project in Jiangsu Normal University.
Professor Shi Feng graduated from Xuzhou Normal University (renamed Jiangsu Normal University in 2011) in 1998. In 2004, she received her Master of Science degree from Xuzhou Normal University (renamed Jiangsu Normal University in 2011). She received her doctor of Science degree from Soochow University in 2013. She has been awarded the Outstanding Youth Fund of Jiangsu Province, and selected as the young and middle-aged academic technology leader of “333 High-level Talents” of Jiangsu province, and young and middle-aged academic leader of “Qinglan Project” of Jiangsu universities.
Professor Shi Feng’s research group has been devoted to the study of chiral heterocyclic chemistry. In 2020, she was invited to make a review for the internationally renowned journal Acc.Chem. Res (picture 1).
Prof. Feng Shi is also the corresponding author in Acc. Chem. Res., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chin.J. Chem. (Chinese Chemistry), and ACS Catal. More than 120 of her academic papers have been published in internationally recognized scientific and technological journals, among which 12 papers have been published in journals with an impact factor greater than 10. Her thesis has been cited for more than 6000 times, her personal H index is 45, and she was selected as a highly cited scholar in Elsevier 2020. As the first inventor, she has applied for 8 invention patents and authorized 4 invention patents. Professor Shi Feng has won the second prize of Science and Technology Award of Jiangsu Province, the second prize of Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education, Thieme Chemistry Journal Award, Asian Core Program Lectureship Award and so on.
The National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars aims to support young scholars who have made outstanding achievements in basic research, so as to promote the growth of young scientific and technological talents, attract overseas talents, and train and cultivate a group of outstanding academic leaders who will enter the forefront of science and technology in the world. Under the guidance and leadership of Professor Shi Feng, the research group (picture 2) is mainly composed of postgraduate students and undergraduates. The fact that Professor Shi Feng has received this funding not only marks the representative achievements of JSNU in undergraduate and graduate education, but also shows that JSNU has achieved important accomplishments in the construction of teaching staff.