Prof. Wu won Bakar Prize
Prof. Junqiao Wu of UC Berkeley won the 2020 Bakar Prize. (Photo by Mark Joseph Hanson)
In the past few years, Prof. Wu has been focusing on research on utilizing innovative materials to harness thermal radiation. Applications of the research include: roof cooling for energy saving, thermography breast cancer screening tool, thermal stealth technology for defense, etc.
Bakar Prize is an award that aims to help researchers further develop technologies for commercialization purpose. A prize of $225,000 was recently awarded to Prof. Wu in recognition of his great work in thermal materials.
Prof. Wu founded DeepRed Technologies in 2019 as a platform to facilitate commercialization of materials science innovations in Wu group.