Major Awards

2023    Honorable Mention, Early Career Distinguished Scholar Award, University of California, Irvine.

2023    Rising Stars in Materials Science and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University & Stanford University & MIT.

2023    Rising Stars in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

2023    Activate Fellows (2023 cohort, 1 of 46 nationally), Activate Global Inc.

2023    Carbon Removal Justice Fellows, American University & National Wildlife Federation.

2023    Finalist (Deep Dive Round), Breakthrough Energy Fellows Program.

2023    Second Place Winner, MIT Climate & Energy Prize, MIT.

2023    Third Place Winner & People's Choice Award, Harvard College China Forum Startup Pitch.

2023    MIT Innovation Initiative IMPACT Program Fellow (Spring 2023 cohort), MIT.

2022    Schmidt Science Fellows (2022 cohort, 1 of 29 globally), Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust.

2022    US Delegate to the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting on Chemistry.

2022    Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Scholar (1 of 5 from Cornell, 2022 Cohort), Bouchet Society.

2021    Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (1 of 500 globally), (国家优秀自费留学生奖学金).

2021    CEC Youth Innovation Challenge Winner (1 of 4 globally), the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

2021    MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Impact Fellow (2021 cohort, 1 of 8 globally), MIT MCSC.

2021    German Chancellor Fellow (1 of 60 globally), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (declined).

2021    Future Energy Leader (FEL-100), the World Energy Council.

2021    Blackstone Launchpad & Techstars Fellowship, The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

2020    Young Changemaker on Sustainable WASH Solutions (1 of 8 globally), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

2020    Congressional recognition as a Top 10 Outstanding Chinese American Youth, United States Congress. [CN]

2020    North America Finalist (5 in North America), Young Champions of the Earth Competition, UN Environment.

2020    Young Scientist (1 of 660 from 101 countries globally), the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting.

2019    Honorable Mention (7 in the US),  Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, the Link Foundation.

2019    North America Finalist (5 in North America), Young Champions of the Earth Competition, UN Environment.

2019    National Finalist, Lemelson-MIT Student Prize, the Lemelson Foundation.

2018    Forbes 30 Under 30 in Energy – Class of 2019 (30 in North America), Forbes Magazine.

2018    $20K Scale Up and Prototyping Award, Cornell Engineering.

2017    $20K Grand Prize Winner, Create the Future Design Contest, Tech Briefs.

Other Recognitions

2021    Flagbearer for China, One Young World Summit 2021 in Munich.

2021    Leader of Tomorrow, the 50th St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland.

2021    Epperson Entrepreneurship Fellowship (Co-PI), Center for Regional Economic Advancement at Cornell.

2021    APEC VOF Young Changemaker, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Voices of the Future (APEC VOF).

2020    Featured in the WEF's Global Innovations from the Energy Sector 2010-2020, World Economic Forum (WEF).

2020    Young Investigator (1 of 100 globally), the 3rd World Laureates Forum.

2020    Marla and Barry ILR ’90 Beck Entrepreneurship Fellowship, Entrepreneurship at Cornell.

2020    Finalist (1 of 4 globally), OYW Food Systems Solutions Challenge, Bold Action for Food as Force for Good Summit, the WEF.

2020    Best Presenter Award, ETP 9th Annual Conference.

2020    2nd Place Award ($1,500) in Startup Weekend, Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

2020    CGI U Commitment-Maker, the Clinton Foundation.

2020    MKS Instruments Research Excellence Awards (18 in the world), MKS Instruments.

2019    EarthX 30 Under 30: The Green Generation (30 in the US), American Conservation Coalition.

2019    AACYF Top 30 Under 30 (30 in the US), All America Chinese Youth Federation.

2019    INK Fellow (21 in the world),  Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation.

2019    Future Energy Leader (1 of 11 globally), BP Magazine.

2019    BP Advancing Energy Scholarship (1 of 30 globally), BP plc.

2019    Selectee,  Global Grad Show, Dubai Design Week.

2019    One Young World Ambassador, One Young World Summit.

2019    Invited Speaker, IoT, Data, and the New Last Mile, TTI/Vanguard.

2019    Local Pathways Fellow (1 of 25 globally), UN SDSN – Youth Initiative.

2019    Global Shaper, World Economic Forum

2019    Honorable Mention (7 in the US),  Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, the Link Foundation.

2019    Winning entry in “Chunhui Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Science and Technology, China.

2018    First Place Award, 2018 TCAM Poster/Pitch Competition, Atkinson Center.

2018    Third Place Prize Winner, the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest, AAAS.

2018    Drafting the Future Award, the Sibley Graduate  Research Symposium (SGRS), Cornell U.

2018    National Finalist, Young Champions of the Earth in China, UN Environment.

2018    Third Place Award, “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” Symposium Poster Contest.

2017    Excellence in Research, the New York Academy of Sciences.

2017    Best Poster Award, ACLS International Summer School, Tokyo Tech & NTU.

2017    First Place in Student Research Presentation, 2017 Biotechnology Symposium.

2017    Inductee, Full member of Sigma-Xi, the Scientific Research Honor Society.

2017    National Graduate Division Winner, Sigma Xi’s Student Research Showcase.

2017    “People’s Choice” Award of 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Cornell U.

2017    Sigma Xi Annual Meeting and Student Research Conference Travel Grant.

2017    Featured Graduate Speaker, Sigma Xi Student Research Conference.

2017    Featured Graduate Student, MAE Annual Newsletter, Cornell University.

2017    Best Pitch Award, Zhongguancun Software Park Development Co, Ltd.

2014    Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University.

2012    Honorable Mention, Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications (COMAP).

2012    Special-class Award (Top 0.1%), National English Competition for College Students (NECCS), Ministry of Education of China.

2012    Grand Prize Winner (7 out of 2059 entries), National University Student Social Practice and Science Contest on Energy Saving & Emission Reduction, Ministry of Education of China