Invited Talks/Panels/Contests

[1] Carbon Dioxide Removal Law & Policy Conference

 “The Need to Incorporate Justice and Equity Considerations in Carbon Dioxide Removal,” Oral Presentation at the "3rd Annual Carbon Dioxide Removal Law & Policy Conference," November 2023, Virtual. [Link] [Youtube]

[2] Post-COVID Summit 

 “Energy Innovations in the Post-COVID World,” Oral Presentation in “The Innovation Potential of the Energy Sector" Stream at the "Post-COVID Summit," April 2022, Virtual Summit. (Invited Moderator, by the late former President of France, Mr. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing) [Link] [Youtube]

[3] CEN2022 Applied Energy Symposium

 “Negative Emission Technologies (NETs) for Climate Change Mitigation,” Oral Presentation at "CEN2022 Applied Energy Symposium 2022: Clean Energy towards Carbon Neutrality," April 2022, Virtual. (Invited Speaker to Discuss the Journal's Scope in NET) [Link]

[4] Mathworks Earth Day Event

"Benchmarking CCUS Technologies," April 2022, Virtual. (Invited Talk at Mathworks)

[5] UT Dallas Department Seminar

"Optofluidics and Its Applications in Global Sustainability and Health," March 2022, Virtual. (Invited Department Seminar) [Link] [Youtube]

[6] TTI/Vanguard Talk

"Standardization and Accreditation of Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Technologies," March 2022, Virtual. (Invited Talk) [Link] [Youtube]

[7] MIT-CHIEF Annual Conference

Moderator for "Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality" during the MIT-CHIEF 2021 Annual Conference, November 2021, Cambridge, MA, USA. (Invited Moderator) [Link] [Youtube]

[8] ICANX Open Talk (A talk to first-gen students in China)

Ambassador for "Tomorrow iCAN" to support first-gen high school students in China, “My Journey from a Remote Countryside in China to MIT,” October 2021, Virtual. (Invited speaker, in Chinese, >31K views) [Video] [Link]

[9] Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation

Duke-UNICEF Virtual Forum on Social Innovation, “The Catastrophic Nexus of Climate and WASH,” October 2021, Virtual. (Invited Panelist) [Link]

[10] Lindau Nobel Meetings - Next Gen Science

Next Gen Science Session, “Upscaling Solar-driven Artificial Photosynthesis for Converting CO2 into Fuels: From Laboratory Research to Real-World Implementation in the $20M Carbon XPRIZE Finals” June 2021, Virtual. (Selected Young Scientist) [Link]

[11] Table Talks with BP's CEO on Greening Companies

One Young World Table Talks, “Let's Talk About Greening Companies,” June 2021, Virtual. (Invited Panelist) [Link]  [Facebook] [Twitter

[12] UN DESA's Global Policy Dialogue for Climate Action

Global Policy Dialogue for Climate Action, “Imagining the Carbon-neutral Future: Transformations in Energy and Transport,” Apr. 2021, Virtual. (Invited Panelist) [Link] [Concept note] [Speakers’ bios] [Video

[13] The 2021 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at Cornell

“Turning Our Carbon Liability into An Opportunity," Contest Talk at Cornell’s 6th Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Mar. 2021, Ithaca, NY, USA. (Finalist, 8 at Cornell) [Video] [Link]

[14] Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Youth Summit

“C2X: Converting CO2 into Hand Sanitizer,” Oral Presentation in “Troubleshooting for SDG 7 Finals" at the "Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Youth Summit," Feb. 2021, Virtual Summit. (One of the three finalists out of 133 proposals from 42 countries to compete for best SDG7 innovation at SEforALL Youth Summit) [Youtube] [Link]

[15] WEF's Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good Summit

“Food2X: Reimagining Food Waste,” Oral Presentation at the "Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good Summit," Nov. 2020, Virtual. (in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit 2021) [Youtube] [Bilibili] [Link]

[16] Talk at the 3rd World Laureates Forum

“Waste CO2: Liability or Opportunity?” Oral Presentation at the "Emerging Technologies" Session at the 3rd World Laureates Forum, Oct. 2020, Shanghai, China. (Young Investigator Talk)  [Youtube] [Bilibili] [Link]

[17] INK Talks

“Converting Carbon Dioxide to Solar Fuels,” Oral Presentation at the INK Conferences 2019 on "Within and Beyond," Nov. 2019, Jaisalmer, India. (Invited Speaker, on the same stage with George A. Papandreou, a former Prime Minister of Greece) [Link]

[18] TTI/Vanguard

“Converting Carbon Dioxide to Solar Fuels: Opportunities and Challenges,” Oral Presentation at the TTI/Vanguard Conference on "IoT, Data, and the New Last Mile," Mar. 2019, Berkeley, CA, USA. (Invited Speaker) [Link] [Youtube] [Bilibili] [Summary]

[19] TCAM' 18

“FeverPhone: Fever Diagnosis on Your Phone,” Ninth Annual 50-Second Sustainability Project Pitch and Poster Competition (TCAM’18), Nov. 2018, Ithaca, NY, USA. (First Place Award) [Youtube] [Link]

[20] SGRS' 18

“Fever Diagnosis on a Mobile Device,” Oral Presentation at the 2018 Sibley Graduate Research Symposium (SGRS’18), Oct. 2018, Ithaca, NY, USA. ("Drafting the Future" Award) [Link]

[21] AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest

“FeverPhone,” Video Presentation at the 2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Feb. 2018, Washington, DC, USA. (National Third Place Winner) [Link]

[22] SPARK (Scholars Present About Research and Knowledge) Talks’17

“FeverPhone: An Expandable Diagnostic Platform," Invited Talk at the 2nd Annual SPARK Talks of Cornell University (SPARK’17), Oct. 2017, Ithaca, NY, USA. [Link]

[23] Ithaca's March for Science

“FeverPhone," Invited Talk at Ithaca’s March for Science Event, Apr. 2017, Ithaca, NY, USA. [Youtube] [Link]

[24] Sigma Xi Annual Student Research Showcase

“FeverPhone: Fever Diagnosis on Your Phone," Sigma Xi’s 5th Annual Student Research Showcase, Apr. 2017, North Carolina, USA. (Graduate Division Winner) [Link]

[25] The 2017 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at Cornell

“FeverPhone," Contest Talk at Cornell’s 3rd Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Mar. 2017, Ithaca, NY, USA. (People’s Choice Award) [Youtube] [Link]

[26] The 2015 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at McGill

“From Iron Man to Micro Bubbles," Contest Talk at McGill’s 4th Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition, Apr. 2015, Montréal, Québec, Canada. (Finalist, 11 at McGill) [Youtube] [Link]