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Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping
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Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping

Director, Research Institute for Smart Ageing
Director, Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub
Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering
Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering

  • Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
  • Laureate of BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize


Ir Professor Zheng Yongping, Henry G. Leong Professor in Biomedical Engineering, is currently Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He also serves as the Director of Research Institute for Smart Ageing and is Director of the Jockey Club Smart Ageing Hub, a nominated project under the Chief Executive’s Community List and supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with a fund of HK$48M to develop, apply and promote smart ageing technologies. The team has recently received another HK$24M from Hong Kong Jockey Club to support technologies to benefit more elderly people in Hong Kong.

Professor Zheng is an innovative scholar in biomedical ultrasound and smart ageing technologies. He was rated as one of the world’s top 2% most cited scholars in the area of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing in an index compiled by Stanford University in 2021, 2022 and 2023. He owns more than 50 patent families (with a total patent number over 150), has published over 300 journal papers, and written two books titled “Measurement of Soft Tissue Elasticity In Vivo: Techniques and Applications” and “Sonomyography : Dynamic and Functional Assessment of Muscles”.

My long term-goal is to develop more application-oriented ultrasound inventions for helping people with different diseases. One area I would like to focus more is ultrasound imaging for brain imaging and assessment, for both dementia early diagnosis and stroke assessment, as well as for brain research.

Ir Professor ZHENG Yongping

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His pioneering research and development on application-oriented ultrasound has led to a series of technological inventions. Two innovations have been successfully commercialized by startup companies he co-founded, including Scolioscan, a 3D ultrasound imaging device to provide radiation-free assessment of scoliosis, and Liverscan, a palm-sized ultrasound device for fatty liver and liver fibrosis assessment. Scolioscan has already been registered as a medical device and installed in multiple countries for clinical applications. The startup company for Scolioscan has attracted over HK$100M investment up to now. Professor Zheng’s inventions have won numerous international and local awards, including the prestigious 1st Bank of China Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Prize (category of Life and Health) in 2022.

He is a Fellow of the HKIE, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics (IEEE), and has held positions such as Secretary of the World Association of Chinese Biomedical Engineers (2017-2019) and Chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division of HKIE. He is also an Honorary Advisor for the Hong Kong Federation of Senior Citizen Industries and the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association, as well as President of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Chapter of the International Society of Gerontechnology. Prof Zheng’s dream is to make more useful medical devices to serve people in need, particularly children and elderly people.


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