Stuttgart – Dr. Xiaolong Lu receives a Humboldt Fellowship and joins the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Lab as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
“The fellowship gives me the best opportunity to do advanced research in Prof. Fischer’s lab at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in the fantastic world of intelligent micro/nano systems.”, says Xiaolong. “This fellowship will really help me to focus on my research and will open my mind to new research fields.”
Lu has obtained his Master degree from Southeast University in 2009 and a PhD from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA) in 2014 before joining the State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures in NUAA. He won the National scholarship for PhD candidates in 2013, and was a visiting scholar at the University of California San Diego. He is now an Associate Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical Structures in NUAA. His research concerns micro/nano machines driven by ultrasound. As a Humboldt Research Fellow he will be based in Stuttgart and he will also spend time at the Leibniz University, Hannover.
The Humboldt Fellowship Programme is established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners; it promotes international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad. Every year, the Foundation grants more than 700 competitive research fellowships and awards, primarily going to academics from natural sciences (mathematics included) and the humanities. It allows scientists and scholars from all over the world to come to Germany to work on a research project they have chosen themselves together with a host and collaborative partner. Fellowships and awards from the Foundation are considered to be among the most prestigious and generous awards in Germany; the alumni network is the foundation's greatest asset, comprising over 26,000 Humboldtians in more than 130 countries — including 50 Nobel laureates.
Find out more about the Humboldt Fellowship Programme for PostDocs here.