Westlake University; 2022 Innovator Under 35
Rui Wang is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering, Westlake University. His research focused on advanced fabrication and characterization of highly efficient and stable third-generation photovoltaics, including manipulating the crystal growth of metal halide perovskite and developing constructive molecular configurations for surface-defect passivation of perovskite photovoltaics. To date, he has published 22 peer-reviewed papers as first (co-first) or corresponding author in prestigious journals including Nature, Science (2), Nature Photonics, etc. His work has attracted strong interest in society and has been widely reported by over 40 social media including, Scientific American, Forbes, Cell Press, Physical World, UCLA Newsroom (headline), and AAAS Eurekalert. More importantly, he and his collaborators have created two world-record efficiencies which are recognized in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Efficiency chart. He was listed as Forbes China 30 under 30 in 2021, Forbe Asia 30 under 30 in 2022, and MIT Technology Review Innovators under 35 (Global).