Cao Thang Dinh awarded Falling Walls Breakthrough of the Year

Dr. Cao Thang Dinh (pictured below, left), Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been recognized by the Falling Walls Foundation as having the Breakthrough of the Year in Engineering and Technology. Symbolized by the falling of the Berlin Wall, the Foundation seeks to promote work in science, business, politics, and art that help break down barriers between science and society.

Cao’s work on CO2 conversion to useful chemical products is a groundbreaking step toward reducing both greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on fossil fuels in chemical manufacturing. Several of his students, including Cornelius Obasanjo (pictured below, right), fabricate catalysts for the conversion process at NFK.

Dr. Dinh will have the extraordinary opportunity to speak at the Falling Walls Science Summit November 7-9 in Berlin. Congratulations, Cao!

See the story in the Queen’s Gazette here.