The Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology has named Cao Thang Dinh, an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering, as one of this year’s Rising Stars.

According to this announcement, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN), Canada’s largest nanotechnology institute, is committed to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and annually the organization selects “individuals from across the globe whose research aligns with one or more of our thematic areas and the UN SDGs.”

The announcement further details its selection of Cao Thang Dinh:

Professor Dinh's research group develops technologies for conversion of carbon dioxide, air and water into valuable chemicals and fuels using renewable energy. Their goal is to provide solutions for fossil-fuel-free energy and chemical industry. Currently, they are working on developing high performance electrochemical devices for the conversion of carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals such as ethylene, ethanol and propanol. To achieve these goals, they focus on two major areas: (i) electrode design, and (ii) reactor design and system integration.