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Professor Cheng received the Chinese National Science and Technology Award


Professor Qiuming Cheng received the Chinese National Science and Technology Award. This prestigious award recognizes the significant innovation and advancement of science and technology of his research project “Development of nonlinear theory and methods and applications in prediction of mineral resources.”

He was invited to the ceremony held in the People’s Great Hall of Beijing, on January 10, 2014. Qiuming has received several notable awards on his research within the last few years.

In 2008, Qiuming received the William Christian Krumbein Medal, the highest award given by the International Association for Mathematical Geosciences (IAMG) to senior scientists for career achievement. He was honoured and acknowledged by the association as an international leader in the application of non-linear mathematics and geoinformatics in geosciences.

He has single-handedly advanced solid earth application of non-linear processes including multifractal modelling. Cheng has introduced novel ways of analyzing geological, geochemical, geophysical and remote sensing data.

These methods have been successfully applied worldwide in mineral exploration and the study of geochemical pollution patterns. Significant new mineral resources have been discovered in several districts of China with the aid of the prediction models and geoinformatics techniques developed by Qiuming’s projects. Qiuming is now heading the IAMG as its current President.


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