The 2023 Global Energy Prize presented by the Global Energy Association recipients are Chinese scientists.
The groundbreaking research conducted by the 2023 laureates makes a significant contribution to the advancement of off-grid energy supply and energy efficiency.
Rae Kwon Chung, the Head of the International Award Committee (IAC), said, “The success of these fields holds immense importance for the future of the energy transition and once again underlines the close connection between fundamental science and its practical application in the energy sector.”
Two Scientists From China Receive 430,000 USD
Ruzhu Wang, a Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, received an award for “New Ways of Energy Application”.
Wang receives recognition for his pioneering research in sorption cooling, which involves making substantial advancements in utilizing low-grade thermal energy to achieve highly efficient cooling.
Furthermore, his noteworthy contributions to the development of a dehumidifier-based heat pump have resulted in a remarkable doubling of energy efficiency for both cooling and heating applications.
Zhong Lin Wang, Founding Director of Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, won in “Non-Conventional Energy” category.
Zhong receives the second award for his groundbreaking invention of triboelectric nanogenerators, a cutting-edge energy technology used in autonomous systems, IoT, robotics, AI, and large-scale blue energy harvesting
The Global Energy Prize awards prizes in three distinct nominations and distributes the prize fund of 430,000 USD proportionally among the laureates. With two laureates this year, the fund will be evenly divided between them.
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