Chengzi Guo

Department of Biochemistry

Realising the inefficiency of the plastic recycling industry, my collaborators and I demonstrated a system that efficiently converts polyester plastics into hydrogen gas. Our innovations lie in the process where all reactions are nontoxic, cheap, and functional in ambient conditions. If practised industrially, our system can create add-on values to plastic wastes with reductions in carbon footprints and financial costs compared with conventional recycling processes.

Other 2022 award winners

Filip Boskovic

Teresa Brevini

Katrin Fischer

Ana Gatoo Jimenez de Laiglesia

Nomisha Kurian

Rakoen Marieke Maertens

Katerina Naydenova

Clayton Roberts

Benjamin Tuck

Vaithish Velazhahan

Clara Wanjura

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