MIT Technology Review debuted its 2nd China edition of “Innovators Under 35” for 2018 yesterday. This year, three faculty members of the University, Dr. DI Dawei of College of Optical Science and Engineering, Dr. LI Tiefeng of School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Dr. LU Yingying of College of Chemical and Biological Engineering and two ZJU alumni, LI Dong and SHI Jianping, were recognized as top innovators in China.
Organic and perovskite light-emitting diodes
Current Position: Principal Investigator, College of Optical Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University; Visiting Researcher, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
Award Category: Pioneers
Reasons for Award: For his contributions to the research and development of next-generation high-efficiency, low-energy-consumption display and lighting technologies, including organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and perovskite light-emitting diodes (perovskite LEDs). His works led to efficiency records for low-cost, solution-processed OLEDs and perovskite LEDs.
Current Position: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Zhejiang University
Award Category: Visionaries
Reasons for Award: For his dedication to the multi-physical field coupling mechanics of soft materials and robots. He has made important contribution to the investigation of mechanical behaviors and system design for soft materials and robots.
New battery technology
Current Position: Principal Investigator, State Key Laboratory of Chemical Engineering, College of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Zhejiang University
Award Category: Inventors
Reasons for Award: For her research and education in the field of lithium metal batteries, a type of battery with theoretical energy density several times higher than regular lithium-ion batteries. She has made outstanding contribution to the research of protective mechanism of lithium metal negative electrode and battery safety.
LU Yingying: Doing research is a spiral of trial and error
Interview with Dr. DI Dawei, honoree of Innovators Under 35 in China