Physics graduate students Baolei Li and Huaixiu Zheng have been selected as two of the four Duke students to win the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad by China Scholarship Council (CSC). This award was founded by the Chinese government in 2003 with the purpose of rewarding the academic excellence of self-financed Chinese students studying overseas. Only those with outstanding performance in their PhD studies are considered by the award selection panel and no more than 500 talented young people are granted the award each year all over the world. Baolei Li, who just got his degree in physics, did his Ph.D. thesis work under the supervision of Prof. Warren S. Warren, and Huaixiu Zheng is a graduate student working with Prof. Harold Baranger and will finish his degree this summer. Here is a website (Chisa) showing all of the 489 awardees this year all over the world and here is the website listing the 25 awardees covered by Chinese Embassy in DC. Last year, we also had two winners of this award from our department, Chenglin Cao and Wangzhi Zheng. Click here to read that story.