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SMMI post-doc researcher invited to attend The Global Young Scientists Summit

Published: 17 February 2017
The Global  Young Scientists Summit
Dr Yikun Wang, third on the right

Dr Yikun Wang, a post-doctoral researcher in SMMI, was selected to attend this year’s Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) held at Singapore University of Technology and Design. She is a Research Fellow working on the Lloyd’s Register Foundation funded programme on Ship Design for Enhanced Environmental Performance.


Initiated in 2013 in Singapore, the GYSS is an exciting annual gathering of young scientists and researchers (PhD students and post-docs) from all over the world. It is a multi-disciplinary summit, covering topics ranging from chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering. This year there were around 250 participants. Speakers invited to the summit are globally recognised scientific leaders and recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, Millennium Technology Prize and Turing Award, including Sir Andre Geim, Father of graphene, Dr Vinton Gray Cerf, the founder of the internet, and Prof Barbara Liskov, one of the first women to receive a PhD in computer science.

Over the five-day programme, Yikun had the chance to listen and talk to the leading scientists and to meet new friends from different parts of the world who share the passion of science, research and innovation. As a ship enthusiast, she visited the Department of Civil Engineering in the National University of Singapore and the Port of Singapore Authority during the summit. In addition to the professional events, Yikun also enjoyed the social activities to explore and experience the flamboyant multi-cultural Singapore.



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