ASHK member, Professor Tong YANG elected a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea
Professor Tong Yang, Member of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, was elected a Foreign Member of Academia Europaea in 2022 by its Board of trustees in recognition of his sustained academic excellence and distinguished intellectual contributions in the field of Mathematics.
Professor Yang is currently a Chair Professor of Mathematics at the City University of Hong Kong. He joined the university in 1994 and was promoted to Chair Professor of Mathematics in 2007, and was Head of the Department of Mathematics from 2012 to 2018. He was President of the Hong Kong Mathematical Society from 2016 to 2020, and he is now serving as a member-at-large of the Society.
Professor Yang has been working in the fields of partial differential equations and kinetic theory. From 2013 to 2017, he served as an Editor-in-Chief of Analysis and Applications, and is a founding Editors-in-Chief of Kinetic and Related Models launched in 2008. He also serves on several international journals, including the Editorial Advisory Board of London Mathematical Society: Bulletin, Journal, and the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Analysis. Prof Yang has been actively contributing to the research and scientific development in mainland China and is an Honorary Professor, Visiting Chair Professor and Guest Professor of several universities in mainland China.
The achievement of Professor Yang is widely recognised. He was elected to be a member of the European Academy of Sciences and The World Academy of Sciences in 2018 and 2021, respectively. The awards and distinctions he received include the Senior Research Fellow by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2020, the 2nd class State Natural Science Award of China in 2012, the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship in 2011, the Changjiang Chair Professorship by the Ministry of Education of China in 2005, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2004, and the Morningside Silver Medal of Mathematics in the first ICCM in 1998.
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