Major Awards

2021 Early Career Researcher Editorial Board (1 of 40 globally), Materials Today Energy.

2021 Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad ($6,000, 1 of 500 globally), (国家优秀自费留学生奖学金).

2021 CEC Youth Innovation Challenge Winner ($15,000, 1 of 4 globally), the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.

2021 MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium (MCSC) Impact Fellow ($75,000/yr, 1 of 8 globally), MIT MCSC.

2021 German Chancellor Fellow (€29,640, 1 of 60 globally), the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (declined).

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

2021 Technical Working Group on Energy Transitions for the High-Level Dialogue on Energy, the United Nations (UN).

2020 Young Changemaker on Sustainable WASH Solutions (8 in the world), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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 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 $5,000 Epperson Entrepreneurship Fellowship, Center for Regional Economic Advancement at Cornell University.

2021 $5,000 Blackstone Launchpad & Techstars Fellowship, The Blackstone LaunchPad & Techstars.

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 Top Ten Outstanding Chinese American Youth Award (10 in the US), All America Chinese Youth Federation.

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

2020 $5,000 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 Honorable Mention (9 in the US), Link Foundation Energy Fellowship, the Link 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 Graduate Student Conference Grant, ACS'19, Cornell U.

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 Graduate Student Conference Grant, Nature Conference on Solar Fuels'19, Cornell U.

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 Graduate Student Conference Grant, SPIE'18, Cornell U.

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 Attendee, NSF I-Corps Node – Binghamton & Cornell (Clean Energy).

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

2018 Selectee, Entrepreneurship Minor for Engineering Ph.D. Students, Cornell College of Engineering and College of Business.

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 Outstanding Award (4th out of 2059 entries in China), Sustainability Contest (Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Science Contest), Ministry of Education of China