Dr Ren Xu received the award during the Annual Conference of China Scientific Instrument 2015.

The Annual Conference of China Scientific Instruments (ACCSI) has recognised Micromeritics’ Autopore V Mercury Porosimeter as one of the leading new instruments introduced to the China marketplace in 2014.

The annual Best New Scientific Instruments awards are presided over by 60 senior experts.

A total of 253 Chinese and foreign equipment manufacturers submitted 587 new scientific instrument applications for the award. A committee selected 166 instruments according to their innovation, market outlook and user comments.

Overall, 26 instruments were elected and recognised as the Best 2014 New Instruments.

Autopore V Series Mercury Porosimeters can determine a broader pore size distribution more quickly and accurately than other methods.

The instrument features enhanced safety and offers data reduction and reporting choices that provides more information about pore geometry and fluid transport characteristics of materials.

Micromeritics Instrument Shanghai general manager Dr Ren Xu said: "We are honoured that our Autopore V Mercury Porosimeter was recognised as one of the best new scientific instruments in 2014.

"This award is a reflection of our commitment to providing high-quality innovative instruments."