IN THE NEWS

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SELECTED ARTICLES AT CORNELL

(1) Forbes 30 Under 30 – Energy 2019:

2018  Forbes – Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao on Forbes list: 30 Under 30 – Energy 2019
Xiangkun Cao leads the HI-Light project, a solar-thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels like syngas or methanol. The technology seeks to achieve a kind of artificial photosynthesis – combining sunlight, CO2 and chemicals to photocatalytically produce renewable fuels. In time this technique could make CO2 capture and conversion economical.

2018 McGill University – McGill Alumnus Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao Named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Energy
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, M.Eng. 16’ in Materials Engineering from McGill, currently a Ph.D. student in the Erickson Lab at Cornell, is named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in Energy – Class of 2019.

2018 XJTU News – Xiangkun Cao on Forbes 30 Under 30 – Class of 2019
Xiangkun Cao entered Forbes 30 Under 30 list in Energy – Class of 2019.

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(2) 2018 Atkinson Center’s 2018 TCAM pitch and poster contest:

2018  Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins top prize at Atkinson Center’s 2018 Trustee Council pitch and poster contest
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao of the Erickson Lab won top prize and took home a $750 check in the Atkinson Center’s Ninth Annual 50-Second Sustainability Project Pitch and Poster Competition during the Trustee-Council Annual Meeting (TCAM) on Friday, November 2.

Elvis Cao presents at Atkinson Center's Trustee Council pitch and poster contest

(3) 2018 “Forbes Under 30 Scholars”:

2018  Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Three Sibley Engineers Named “Forbes Under 30 Scholars”
Three Sibley engineers were named Forbes Under 30 Scholars in 2018 and these included: Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, Zhengda Lu of the Erickson Lab, and Xu Liu of the Shepherd Lab.

2018  Cornell University Graduate School – Graduate Students Selected as 2018 Forbes Under 30 Scholars Attend the Summit in Boston, MA
This year a number of current and alumni Cornell graduate students were selected as Forbes Scholars to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, MA from September 30-October 3, 2018.

(4) Third Place Award in “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” International Symposium:

2018  Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins third place award in “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” international symposium poster contest
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student from the Erickson lab, wins the third place award for his FeverPhone research, in the “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” symposium poster contest.

(5) Finalist of “Young Champions of the Earth in China 2018”:

2018 Selected as one of 15 finalists of the inaugural “Young Champions of the Earth in China”–  Young Champions of the Earth in China
Xiangkun Elvis Cao was selected as one of the 15 finalists across China as “Young Champions of the Earth.”

2018 Finalists of the inaugural “Young Champions of the Earth in China”–  Young Champions of the Earth in China
Elvis Cao was selected as a finalist across China as “Young Champions of the Earth.”

(6) Winning the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest:

2018 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student from the Erickson lab, became the third place winner for his video on FeverPhone research, in the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest, a national competition hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

2018 Cornell BEST Program News –  BESTie Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest
BESTie, Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, became the third place winner for his video on FeverPhone research, in the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest.

2018 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in the STEM –  Video Contest Award Winners – 2018
2018 ERN Conference Video Contest/the AAAS “Science in a Minute” Video Contest Award Winners

(7) Science Communication:

2018 American Scientist –  Students Hone Science Communication Skills in Online Competition
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao shared his thoughts on science communication.

(8) A Highlight In Carbon Reduction:

2018 E&P Magazine –  A Highlight In Carbon Reduction
HI-Light is a solar thermal chemical reactor technology for converting CO2 to fuels.

(9) Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards:

2017 Cornell Chronicle –  Engineers turn research into prototypes with Scale Up Awards
Products for turning pollution into fuel, sanitizing food, enhancing virtual reality and helping to reduce pain from arthritis are among the working prototypes emerging from the Scale-Up and Prototyping Awards, launched in June by Cornell Engineering.

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(10) $20K Grand Prize in NASA Tech Briefs “Create the Future” Contest:

2017 JWN –  Design contest winner mimics photosynthesis to convert CO2 to liquid fuel
Aiming to reduce global CO2 emissions, a research team from Cornell University and Dimensional Energy of Ithaca, New York, have invented a way to cost-efficiently convert waste carbon dioxide into valuable, clean liquid fuel.

2017 NASA Tech Briefs Magazine –  This Year’s ‘Create the Future’ Contest Winner: A Highlight in Carbon-Dioxide Conversion
Developers of a “HI-Light” chemical reactor were awarded top honors in this year’s “Create the Future” Design Contest. The grand-prize-winning solar thermal device mimics plant photosynthesis and converts carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.

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2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Cornell researchers win $20K Grand Prize
New technology that converts carbon emissions into a clean energy resource has earned Cornell University and Dimensional Energy the 2017 Grand Prize.

2017 XJTU News – Xiangkun Cao wins $20K Grand Prize
Xiangkun Cao won the grand prize in 2017 Create the Future Design Contest by NASA Tech Briefs.

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2017 NASA Tech Briefs Magazine –  Innovators Recognized for “Creating the Future”
The Create the Future Design Contest has helped stimulate and reward engineering innovation over the past 16 years, drawing more than 14,000 product designs from engineers, students, and entrepreneurs worldwide. Top prizes in the 2017 contest — including the Grand Prize and winning designs in seven categories — were awarded on November 10 in New York City.

2017 Tech Briefs November 2017 Edition –  HI-Light: Grand Prize Winner
In this special section, you’ll meet the Grand Prize Winner, as well as the winners and Honorable Mentions in all seven categories, chosen from more than 1,100 new product ideas submitted from 65 countries.

(11) Presentation at New York Academy of Sciences:

2017 Cornell University College of Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents research at New York Academy of Sciences
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents his research on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18th.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering –  Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents research at New York Academy of Sciences
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents his research on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18th.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  The possibilities are endless
BESTie, Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, presented his research on “Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18.

(12) ACLS Best Poster Award:

2017 Tokyo Tech –  Acceptance to ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore
We accepted 26 graduate students worldwide who are working in life science, bioinformatics, computer science and related fields.

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2017 Cornell University College of Engineering Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, wins Best Poster Award
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, received Best Poster Award for FeverPhone research at the ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, wins Best Poster Award
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, received Best Poster Award for FeverPhone research at the ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  BESTies Attended ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore
Two Cornell graduate students participated last week in the ACLS International Summer School co-organized by the Education Academy of Computational Life Sciences (ACLS) at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, the School of Biological Sciences at Nanyang Technological University and Cornell’s BEST Program.

(13) MIT-CHIEF China Trip 2017:

2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip –  Acceptance to the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
15 teams have been selected all around the US to participate in the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China.

2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip –  Guizhou Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
Guizhou event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China.

Sohu Finance –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

Sina Finance –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

NetEase –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

Zhongguancun Group –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

Evalley –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

CHISA –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

ZPARK –  Beijing Event of the 2017 MIT-CHIEF China Trip
People’s Choice Award for Dimensional Energy — MIT-CHIEF China Trip Beijing event

(14) 1st Place Poster Award at 2017 Biotech Symposium:

2017 Cornell BEST Program News –  BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 Biotech Symposium 1st place poster award
A Ph.D. student in Prof. Erickson’s lab, BESTie Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, received $100 for winning the First Place in Student Research Presentation at the recent 9th annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium. His topic is on: FeverPhone: Point of Care Diagnosis of Acute Febrile Illness using a Mobile Device.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 Biotech Symposium Best Poster Award
Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, won 1st place at the 9th annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium.

(15) Ithaca’s March for Science:

2017 The ITHACAN Ithaca residents come together to rally for science
Elvis Cao, a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student at Cornell University, said he came to the March for Science to speak about his experience with scientific research and how it can benefit society. Cao said he has been working with Sibley College professor David Erickson on a new technology called “Fever Phone,” a smartphone-based platform used to diagnose and differentiate fevers.

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2017 The Cornell Daily Sun Hundreds Participate in Ithaca’s March for Science
Elvis Cao grad also spoke at the event and detailed a diagnostic smartphone application called Feverphone he was developing. The app, which is targeted toward developing countries, would be able to diagnose six infectious diseases — including malaria, dengue, and typhoid — based on a blood sample supplied to a coffee machine-sized device.

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(16) Sigma Xi Research Showcase:

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab
Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, was selected as the Graduate Division Winner for all disciplines in the fifth annual Student Research Showcase Competition, run by Sigma Xi – The Scientific Research Honor Society.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 SigmaXi grad division
BESTie Xiangkun Elvis Cao was chosen by the scientific research honor society SigmaXi as the 2017 Graduate Division winner of the student research showcase for his work in David Erickson’s lab on the Feverphone.

2017 Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society – 2017 Student Research Showcase Results
Graduate Divison Winner of 2017 Sigma Xi Student Research Showcase Competition.

(17) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at Cornell:

2017 Cornell University Graduate School – Psychology Graduate Student Kristina Smiley Wins 2017 3MT
“People’s Choice” Award of Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

2017 Cornell University Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Prateek Sehgal and Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao win 2nd place and the ‘people’s choice’ award
“People’s Choice” Award of Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

2017 Cornell BEST Program News BESTies compete in 3MT
3 winners of 35 finalists at Cornell’s 3rd Annual 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition.

SELECTED ARTICLES BEFORE CORNELL

(1) Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at McGill:

2015 McGill Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies – 2015 Presenters for 3 Minute Thesis
Finalist of Three-minute Thesis Competition at McGill.

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(2) National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest:

2012 ScienceNet.cn – Winners for National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest
Nine Teams Won Special Prize in 2012 Practice and Science Contest on Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Competition.

2012 XJTU News – Four XJTU Students Won Special Prize for National Energy Saving & Emission Reduction Contest
Four Undergraduate Students from XJTU Won 2012 National Contest for Energy Saving and Emission Reduction.

(3) First Prize in Chinese Calligraphy Contest:

2011 XJTU News – Winners for Chinese Calligraphy Contest
Sixteen Students Won First Prizes in 2011 XJTU Calligraphy Contest

2012 E Eyes News – Xiangkun Cao is Winner for Chinese Calligraphy Contest
Xiangkun Cao Won First Prize in 2011 XJTU Calligraphy Contest.

(4) English Speech Contest:

2011 XJTU News – Winners for Foreign Language Teaching & Research Press (FLTRP) Cup English Speaking Contest
Nine Students Won First, Second, Third Prizes in 2011 FLTRP Cup English Speech Contest.

(5) National English Contest:

2010 XJTU News – Two XJTU Students Entered Final for National English Contest
Two Undergraduate Students from XJT Entered Final for 2010 National English Contest.