Springer's in the air

The fourth Tsinghua University Press-Springer Nano Research Award this year goes to Yi Xie, professor of chemistry at the University of Science and Technology of China. Xie’s research into inorganic functional solids with modulated electron and phonon structures has had an important impact on inorganic solid state nanochemistry. In particular, Xie has made groundbreaking advances in our understanding of thin unconventional semiconductors.