Zhiwei has won one of the 16 Packard Fellowships for Science and Engineering that were awarded this year!
According to the Packard Foundation website (http://www.packard.org):
“David Packard believed one of the best ways to make progress as a society and as a nation is to give talented people the resources they need to accomplish their work and then get out of the way to let them do it. That’s what we try to do with the Fellowships program.” ...
Packard Fellows must be faculty members who are eligible to serve as principal investigators engaged in research in the natural and physical sciences or engineering, and must be within the first three years of their faculty careers. Disciplines that are considered include physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology, astronomy, computer science, earth science, ocean science, and all branches of engineering.
Each 2013 Fellow will receive a grant to pursue their research.
From the announcement email of Professor/Chairman Brian White 10/31/13