Published on 19 Sep 2022

Falling Walls Global Call Winner 2022 - Dr Long Yi

We are pleased to share that Dr Long Yi and her team’s work on “Radiative Cooling Regulated Smart Windows” was selected as one of the ten winners of the Falling Walls – Breakthrough of the Year 2022 in the Engineering and Technology category (Link).

Falling Walls Berlin Dr Long YI

About Dr Long Yi’s Research Work

Her recent research is in developing various smart materials by manipulating nanoscale structures to achieve unusual properties. Radiative cooling (RC) materials spontaneously radiate long-wave infrared (LWIR) to cold outer space, providing cooling power that is only preferred in hot seasons. Dr Long and her team fabricated scalable smart windows using a solution process to regulate RC automatically. These smart windows are capable of dynamic RC regulation for self-adapting applications across different climate zones globally, giving up to ~10% of energy saving in buildings compared with commercial windows. Her research breakthrough was published in the top-tier peer-reviewed scientific journal Science, titled “Scalable thermochromic smart windows with passive radiative cooling regulation” (Link).

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Long Yi and her team on this outstanding achievement!

About the Falling Walls Science Summit

The Falling Walls Science Summit is a leading international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral forum for scientific breakthroughs and science dialogue between global science leaders and society. The event takes place every year from 7–9 November in Berlin, commemorating the fall of the Berlin Wall. With formats Falling Walls Pitches (7 November), Falling Walls Circle (8 November) and Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year (9 November), the Falling Walls Science Summit is the leading forum for global science leaders from academia, business, politics, the media, and civil society to debate the potential of scientific breakthroughs to solve grand challenges and shape a sustainable future. The Falling Walls Science Summit is organised by the non-profit Falling Walls Foundation.

For more: