During the Mission Innovation Champions Awards Ceremony held via virtual webinar on 12 June 2020, Prof. LI Can was awarded the 2020 Mission Innovation Champions (MI Champions).
The MI Champions Program recognizes individuals spanning academia, business and research who are working on key innovative clean energy research and technology developments.
21 clean energy innovators were announced as the 2nd cohort of Mission Innovation Champions following a rigorous competition and evaluations by a diverse panel of experts from around the globe. Prof. LI was the only Chinese scholar to receive this award due to his outstanding contributions in both fundamental and applied research on Solar Energy Conversion and Utilization.
Launched at the Paris Climate Conference on 30 November 2015, Mission Innovation (MI) is a global initiative with strong commitment accelerating global clean energy innovation and making clean energy world widely affordable and reliable.
Mission Innovation Champions Awards was launched in 2019, seeking to celebrate and support innovative individuals who have made great contributions in accelerating the clean energy revolution.
Prof. CHEM Ping from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences was awarded the 2019 Mission Innovation Champions for her great achievements in Hydrogen Storage.
（Text by HAN Hongxian and ZHENG Min）