Yury Gogotsi, PhD, the Charles T. and Ruth M. Bach Distinguished University Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, was a 2018 recipient of the Chinese Government Friendship Award. Vice Premier Liu He
presented the award to 50 foreign experts from 21 countries at a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Liu said the Chinese government would continue to create a favorable environment for global talent to develop careers in China. China would keep its national scientific research tasks open to foreign talent, and protect intellectual property rights according to law, and provide foreigners working in China with conveniences in housing, schooling for children, spouse employment and medical services, Liu pledged.
The Friendship Award is an annual award issued by the Chinese government to honor experts working in China. It was established in 1991.