Yafang Cheng#


Yafang Cheng
Membership Number:6216
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:2022
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Homepage(s):https://www.mpic.de/3538347/Cheng_Group
ORCID:0000-0003-4912-9879
Twitter:@Yafang_Cheng




Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2014 Head of Minerva Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
  • 2021 - 2024 Distinguished Guest Professor, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, China
  • 2013 - 2014 Research group leader, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
  • 2012 - 2013 Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany
  • 2011 - 2013 Assistant Professor, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • 2009 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
  • 2007 - 2009 Postdoctoral Scholar, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research, Leipzig, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • Aerosol formation and transformation
  • Atmospheric aerosols
  • Impact of aerosols on air quality, public health, and climate
  • Haze chemistry and reactive nitrogen chemistry

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 Highly Cited Researcher (top 0.1%), Web of Science & Clarivate
  • 2021 Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2021 in Physical Sciences, Falling Walls Foundation
  • 2020 Atmospheric Science Ascent Award (mid-career), American Geophysics Union (AGU)
  • 2020 Schmauss Award, German Association for Aerosol Research (GAef)
  • 2020 - 2021 World's top 2% most-cited scientists, Stanford University Analysis & Mendeley
  • 2019 Steering Committee member of the Exploratory Round Table Conference (ERTC) between the Max Planck Society (MPG) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
  • 2014 Minerva Outstanding Female Scientist Award, Max Planck Society (MPG)
  • 2014 Top 10 publications, Integrated Land Ecosystem - Atmosphere Processes Study, Global Research Project of Future Earth (iLEAPS)
  • 2012 Highest Impact Research Work of Chinese Scientists in 2011, Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), in total 19 works from all disciplinary
  • 2011 "100 Talent" Award, Peking University
  • 2004 - 2007 Daimler-Chrysler-Benz Fellowship, Peking University & Daimler-Chrysler-Benz Foundation

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