Dr Fengwang Li awarded the 2023 Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher

Congratulations to Dr Fengwang Li for his win of the 2023 Macquarie University Eureka Prize for Outstanding Early Career Researcher!

Dr Fengwang Li, GETCO2 Chief Investigator from the University of Sydney Node, was awarded the Eureka Prize for his creation of an affordable and more efficient process for using renewable energy to convert waste carbon dioxide emissions into ethylene, a basic component of plastic. This innovative solution brings real-world carbon capture and utilisation a step closer, offering emissions-intensive industries a path towards net zero.

The Australian Museum Eureka Prizes are the country’s most comprehensive national science awards, honouring excellence across the areas of research & innovation, leadership, science engagement, and school science. Presented annually in partnership with some of the nation’s leading scientific institutions, government organisations, universities and corporations, the Eureka Prizes raise the profile of science and science engagement in the community by celebrating outstanding achievement.

Meet Fengwang and learn more about his research in this video (external link).

Photo credit: USYD Media/Stefanie Zingsheim

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