[1] Featured in the China Current with James Chau

I was featured in two interview pieces by the host of the China Current, the UN goodwill ambassador, James Chau. Related media includes:

[2] Featured in the World Economic Forum's White Paper on Global Energy Innovations

My Ph.D. thesis project on photoreactor design is highlighted in the World Economic Forum's white paper which showcases global energy innovations. Related media includes:

[3] Accepted to the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

I have been selected as a Young Scientist (660 from 101 countries in the world) to attend the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany. Related media includes:

[4] Accepted to the Clinton Global Initiative University

I have been named a Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Commitment-Maker by the Clinton Foundation to attend the CGI U Annual Meeting at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK. Related media includes:

  • Clinton Global Initiative University: 2020 Feature Article (Introduction of Cornell delegates)

[5] Accepted to the 3rd World Laureates Forum

I have been selected as a Young Investigator (100 in the world) to attend the 3rd World Laureates Forum (WLF) in Shanghai, China. Related media includes:

[6] BP Advancing Energy Scholar & Future Energy Leader

I have been selected as an Advancing Energy Scholar and a Future Energy Leader by BP plc to attend the One Young World Summit in London. Related media includes:

[7] Forbes/EarthX/AACYF 30U30 Lists

I landed on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in Energy (US/Canada region) in 2019. The annual list features 600 young revolutionaries and risk-takers across 20 categories from over 15,000 submissions/nominations (Top 4%). In the same year, I was also featured on the other two 30 Under 30 lists, by the American Conservation Coalition (EarthX 30 Under 30) and All America Chinese Youth Federation (AACYF 30 Under 30). Related media includes:

[8] INK Fellow

I have been selected as an INK Fellow (21 in the world) by the Ixoraa Knowledge Foundation to speak about solar fuels in Jaisalmer, India. Related media includes:

[9] Young Champions of the Earth Prize

I have been honored to be selected twice as one of the five regional finalists for North America in the Young Champions of the Earth Prize Competition by UN Environment. Related media includes:

[10] Research Presentation

I have honed my research presentation skills by participating in various competitions/research talks. Related activities include:

[11] Science Communication

I believe in the power of science communication in educating the public. Related activities include:

[12] Entrepreneurship Involvement

Entrepreneurship spirit is what I believe will bridge the gap between research and real-world problems. Related activities include:

[13] Community Engagement

I have a keen interest in outreach activities and community engagement. Related activities that I'm working on, or have worked on, include:

[14] MKS Instruments Research Excellence Award

I received the Research Excellence Award from MKS Instruments (2020) at Photonics West and SPIE OPTO Conferences in San Francisco, CA, USA. Related media includes:

[15] Undergrad Mentoring

I have been fortunate to work with several undergrads at Cornell Engineering. My undergraduate mentees went on to win several prestigious awards, including the Bill Nye'77 Award and the Cooke Graduate Scholarship. Related media includes:

[16] Other Activities

Other activities not hilighted above include: