Current Judges

Dick Co

Co-Founder and Managing Director

Solar Fuels Institute

Jonathan Egan

Founder and Director

China Metal Solutions

Sharon Feng

Executive Director

Institute for Molecular Engineering,

University of Chicago

Mengmeng Fu

Investment Director

Skylight Investment

Shawn He

Managing Partner
NewLight Capital LLC

Jim Hurd

Strategic Alliances and New Business Development

EoCell Inc

Ken Lai

VP Asia Pacific Operations

LanzaTech Inc.

Laura Rice

Corporate Scientist


Christine Richardson

Director of Research, Development, and Engineering


Jerry Strub

CEO, Founder

Strategic Growth Consulting, Inc.

Alexander Tang

Licensing and Commercialization Manager

Gas Technology Institute

Shih-Perng Tsai

Technical Consultant

Renewables and Water

Michael Warady

Project Manager


May Wu

Environmental Scientist

Argonne National Laboratory

Heng Zhang

Assistant Director

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

Lyndsey Zhang

Corporate Development

Bell Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.

Yang Wang

Director of Global Sourcing

Medline Industries, Inc.

Baiyun Gong

Engineer IV and Technology Manager


Yanjiao (Andrew) Xie

Lead Chemical Engineer and Project Manager

Nalco Water

Tony Zhang

Portfolio Manager

Zacks Investment Management

Tao Li

Senior Engineer

SPX Corporation

Zuotao Zeng

Principal Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Shenshen Li

Advisory Scientist

Plastipak, Inc.

Stephen Markscheid

Senior Executive & Corporate Director

Fengping Wu

Green Tech Expert

Cummins Inc.

Vincent Ma

Managing Partner

Mashington Group

Tianyi Zhu


SmartHealth Ventures

John Robinson

Principal Consultant

Mandarin Environment

Andy Goldstein

China Advisor

GreenWorld Capital

Past Judges

Chris Bhatti

Assistant Dean

University of Texas at Dallas

Jinfeng Bo

President and General Manager

Heilongjiang Keli Capital Co., Ltd.

Bryan Chambers


Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas

Angela Chen

Co-Founder and Vice President of Business Development

Golden Fields (US) Holdings, LLC

Cangshan Dong

Managing Director of Prospect Investment (Asia) Co., Ltd,
Managing Director of ICID,
Chairman of International Innovation City Committee of ITTN

Xu Huang

General Manager

China Fortune Land Development Co Ltd.

Yanan Liu

CEO and Executive

Giant Med-Pharma
Services, Inc.

Brian Magierski

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Pacific Springboard

Lisa McDonald

Managing Director

Endura Ventures

Ying Mcguire

Vice President

Technology Integration Group (TIG)

Mike Mueller

Acceleration Director

Houston Exponential

Matt Myers

Vice President


Andrew Nerlinger

Venture Partner

China Center for Food and
Vesalius Ventures

Huihong Ren


Songshan Technology Innovation Fund Management Co., Ltd.

John Robinson

Principal Consultant

Mandarin Environment

Richard Seline

Executive Director & Senior Advisor


Dale Sizemore

Director of Operations
Tech Alpharetta

Seth Williams


Zhongmen Group

Tao Xie

General Manager

Haier’s Global R&D Centers Operation

Qi Yang

Chairman and CEO

Interstellar Firefly
(Beijing) Consulting Co., Ltd.

Hubert Zajicek

CEO & Co-founder

Health Wildcatters

Bing Zeng

Executive Director

Association of Chinese Professionals

Bin Zhang

Managing Director

Tianyi Capital

Yang Zhang

Executive Director

Hong Kong Fengyi International Cultural Investment Co., Ltd.