Cao Thang Dinh awarded the Prize for Excellence in Research, Queen’s highest internal research award

Posted on June 24, 2022

Cao Thang Dinh, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering, has been awarded with Queen's University’s highest internal research award, the Prize for Excellence in Research. Dinh is an early-career researcher who has demonstrated significant contributions to research in the field of renewable energy.

Dinh has been designated by Web of Science as one of only three Queen’s researchers most-cited globally in 2021. His program centres on using renewable energy to convert carbon dioxide, air, and water into valuable chemicals. The aim is to provide solutions for a fossil-fuel-free energy and chemical industry, focusing on the design of novel electrocatalytic systems using renewable energy. This research provides a compelling route to mitigate climate change and enable widely accessible renewable energy.

The Prize for Excellence in Research is awarded by the Vice-Principal (Research Portfolio) and celebrates researchers with distinguished contributions to their fields and who have earned their highest degree in the last 10 years. Each recipient of the prize is nominated by the dean of their faculty. Nominations are then reviewed by a selection committee who place an emphasis on representing the diversity of the Queen’s community and its research. The recipients are awarded a cash prize of $5,000.




“I am delighted to present the first Prizes for Excellence in Research of my tenure to such accomplished and inspiring early-career researchers,” says Nancy Ross, Vice-Principal (Research). “It is gratifying to acknowledge researchers early on in their careers and early prizes can be an important foundation for mid- and later career recognition. From climate change to human health and disease, your award-winning research contributions will advance our understanding of people and the planet.”

Other recipients of the Prize for Excellence in Research include Jennifer Tomasone  (Kinesiology and Health Sciences), and Chantelle Capicciotti (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences, Chemistry, and Surgery). To learn more about the awards, or past recipients, visit the Vice Principal (Research) Portfolio website.

This article, in its original form, was first published in the Queen’s Gazette.