The winning projects were selected by distinguished juries chaired by Helga Nowotny, President Emerita of the European Research Councilout out of 1.000 nominations which were submitted from 105 countries.

Ting has developed enzyme-embedded polymers that afford on-demand modification and/or programmable plastic degradation during manufacture, utilization, and disposal. The Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2022 awards will be presented on 9 November, the anniversary of the peaceful fall of the Berlin Wall at the Falling Walls Science Summit in Berlin.