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YNU alumni named fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Updated: 2019-09-16
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Professor Lyu Zhenghong, an alumni of Yunnan University, works on a research project. He was recently named a member of the Royal Society of Canada. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]

Lyu Zhenghong, a graduate of Yunnan University, was recently named a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Lyu is a full-time professor and a tier-I Canada research chair in organic optoelectronics at the University of Toronto. He received a PhD in engineering physics in 1990 from Ecole Polytechnique of the University of Montreal in Canada. 

He was previously employed by the National Research Council (NRC) as an assistant and then as an associate research officer. While at NRC, he developed a number of microelectronics and optoelectronics materials and processes, including light-emitting silicon superlattices, dielectrics for silicon transistors, and surface passivation for solid-state lasers. 

In 1998, he got a job at the University of Toronto and created the Organic Optoelectronics Research Group, whose research focuses on OLED materials and device engineering for flat-panel displays and solid-state lighting applications. 

Professor Lyu has published more than 300 papers in a number of top journals, including Nature, Science, and Advanced Materials.  

The Royal Society of Canada was founded in 1880 to recognize scholars and their achievements and help them build a better future for Canada and the world. 

Professor Lyu obtained his bachelor’s degree from Yunnan University in 1983 and his master’s from the same university in 1986. 

YNU Party Secretary Lin Wenxun and YNU President Fang Jingyun congratulated Lyu on his appointment and thanked him for his contributions to YNU.