Graduate success

Bo Yang


A Queen’s winner in Silicon Valley

Bo Yang came to Queen’s from China in 2010 to study for a PhD at the Centre for Theoretical and Applied Catalysis, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

Now he has secured a coveted place at one of the world’s most prestigious research universities – Stanford, in the heart of Silicon Valley in California.


Working with world class scholars

There, he is a Postdoctoral Research Scholar working under the supervision of two highly-regarded academics, Professor Jens K Norskov and Dr Thomas Bigaart

Originators of the concept of the ‘catalyst genome.’ His success demonstrates the vital role Queen's University plays – attracting top quality international students and guiding them to success.


An award winning student

Including the Dorothy Hopkins Postgraduate Award which brings outstanding students to the UK to study at top-rated research facilities such as Queen’s.

He also won the Royal Irish Academy Young Chemist’s Prize for the most outstanding PhD thesis of 2013 in the area of chemical sciences.

Ru Chen

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From Queen's to Cambridge

Thanks to the educational partnership programme that exists between Beijing University of Chemical Technology and Queen’s

Ru Chen was able to come to Queen’s in 2011 after commencing her studies at BUCT


Impressive teaching standards

She was impressed by the teaching standard at Queen’s as well as the openness and helpfulness of lecturers and her study supervisor.

She won first prize for her final research project and progressed to the University of Cambridge to work towards a PhD in the magnetic resonance research centre.

Zhang Yuhuai

Queen's Alumni,Neo Zhang from China
"Queen’s provided me with a solid foundation of management theories, broadened my outlook and helped me to develop vital soft skills. My student experience at Queen’s has definitely been a crucial factor in attaining a senior management role that is paving the way to a bright future for me!""
Zhang Yuhuai (Neo)
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