Kaichen Dong, a postdoc in the Berkeley Department of materials science and engineering working in Prof. Junqiao Wu and Prof. Jie Yao's groups, has been named among MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 contest for 2022. He was honored for his invention of a smart roof coating that saves building energy. 

Also selected into this year's list is Dr. Rui Wang, now a professor at Westlake University, who obtained his Master of Engineering degree from the MSE department.