Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ming Yi has won the 2022 Outstanding Young Researcher Award, or Ardentic Prize, from the International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers, a New York-based non-political, not-for-profit organization that promotes physics and astronomy research and achievements by ethnic Chinese physicists and astronomers. Yi, who joined Rice’s faculty in 2018, was recognized for “major contributions in the fields of unconventional superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems, topological matter and correlated topological quantum materials.”
Rice alumna Lydia Kisley ’15, who earned her Ph.D. in chemistry in the laboratory of Rice’s Christy Landes, has garnered a trio of major honors in as many months. Kisley, now an assistant professor of both physics and chemistry at Case Western Reserve University, was named a 2022 Allen Distinguished Investigator by the Allen Institute in December and also chosen to deliver the Kavli Foundation Emerging Leader keynote lecture at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society in Indianapolis March 27. This month, she won a 2023 Cottrell Scholar Award, a coveted early-career honor that was also nabbed by Rice Assistant Professor of Chemistry Julian West.