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"Healthy World Green Development"
Webinar Series No. 71
2022 Young Professionals Forum
"Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership"

           To celebrate the anniversary of GLOGDA Young Professionals, GLOGDA will host the Second Special Forum for Young Professionals: “Young Entrepreneurship and Leadership”. The integrations of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship become hot topics among the young generation. This forum will bring prestigious guests and young professionals globally to share their visions and experience. The forum invited Professor Yi Cui, Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University; a Member of the National Academy of Science(NAS); Chief Advisor of GLOGDA. The keynote speakers are two young entrepreneurs, Dr. Wenbo Shi, the Founder of Singularity Energy, Ph.D. from UCLA, and Dr. Jingfan Wang, the Business Lead of Innovation and Research at Flexiv Ltd., Ph.D. from Stanford University.  During the part two of the forum, 12 Young Professionals from GLOGDA will share their experience and discuss new ideas with forum participants.


Friday, July 29th, 19:00 - 21:10 PST (US);

Saturday, July 30th, 10:00 - 12:10 (Beijing)

Open Remark:

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Professor Yi Cui

GLOGDA advisor

            Professor Yi Cui is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, and Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2020), Materials Research Society (2016), Electrochemical Society (2018), and the Royal Society of Chemistry (2015). He specializes in nanotechnology and energy and environment-related research. He currently serves as the Executive Editor of Nano Letters from ACS Publications and was the Co-Director of the Bay Area Photovoltaics Consortium (funded $25 million by the U.S. Department of Energy) and the Battery500 Consortium ( received $50 million investment). Amprius Technologies, focusing on silicon-anode battery manufacture, was founded by Professor Yi Cui and is to go public in $1.3 Billion SPAC Merger. EnerVenue, launched by him, has raised $112 Million to boost the development of its nickel-hydrogen batteries. Prof. Yi Cui is a Chief Advisor of GLOGDA.

Young Entrepreneurship Keynote Speakers:


Dr. Wenbo Shi

Keynote Speaker

             Dr. Shi is the CEO/Founder of Singularity Energy, which provides high-quality, time and location-based grid emissions data, and a suite of innovative products such as developer APIs, and intelligent tools for grid operators, utilities, companies, and service providers to build data-driven decarbonization solutions.
             Before founding Singularity, Wenbo was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University researching Smart Grid technology and management, where he published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers which received over 1,000 citations. Two of his journal papers were ranked among the most popular articles on IEEE. He received his PhD from UCLA in 2015.


Dr. Jingfan Wang

Keynote Speaker

            Dr. Jingfan Wang is the Business Partner and Business Lead of Innovation and Research of Flexiv Robotics. FLEXIV is a global leading general-purpose robotics company, focusing on developing and manufacturing adaptive robots which integrate industrial-grade force control, computer vision and AI technologies. Dr. Wang holds a Ph.D. degree from Stanford University and a certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneur from Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He has won several awards and honors, including the 7th China International "Internet +" University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Finals 3rd place (news coverage by Xinwen Lianbo), Forbes China 30 Under 30, Global Shaper at World Economic Forum.

Forum Moderator:


Xiaofeng Zhang

Forum Moderator

President of GLOGDA, Vice President of IEEE Smart Village 

Forum Q&A Moderator:

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Dr. April Zheng

Forum Q&A Moderator

Co-Chair, Young Professionals Division, GLOGDA

Young Professionals Forum:

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Edward Chen


Marketing Manager & Vice President of Young Professionals, GLOGDA

GLOGDA Young Professionals:

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Dr. April Zheng

Staff Engineer of Automotive Manufacturing and Energy Storage System Manufacturing 

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Aiqi Zhang

UG student at UC Berkeley, in marketing and social media editing; manager of GLOGDA event teams.

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Leilei Dai

Ph.D. student at the University of Minnesota, in the research of solid waste disposal and energy generation.

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Jane Yang

Application Analyst of Energy Storage System Integration, Qcells USA Corp.

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Andrew Zhang

UG student at Cornell University, in Environment & Sustainability and Applied Economics & Management.

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Weizhen Ding

Graduates of the first Professional Financial Management Program at The PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University; in the research of pharmaceutical industry analysis.

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Edward Chen

M.S. student at Stanford University, in sustainable building, infrastructure and energy system analysis.

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Guangyu Qin

Ph.D. student (jointly trained by the UC Berkeley and the North China University of Electric Power) in the research of optimal scheduling and algorithms for shared energy storage.

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Yuhang Lu

UG student at Xi’an Jiaotong University, in data acquisition & analysis for Geographic Information Systems and the environments, Big Data and Smart City.


Yuanyuan Chen

UG student at the Ohio State University, in Environment Economics Development and Sustainability; research assistant in the Environmental and Social Sustainability Lab at The Ohio State University.

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Weijun Cai

Master student at South China University of Technology, in the research of Electricity Internet of Things and Electricity Market.

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Dr. Bo Li

Assistant Professor at Guangxi University, Ph.D. from Chongqing University; in the research of power grid planning and renewable generations.



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