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Leading Minds Driving Research and Innovation

PolyU is home to many world-renowned scholars and academicians, who are leading the way in a wide range of frontier scientific disciplines. By leveraging their multidisciplinary expertise, they produce highly-cited research and develop innovations that positively impact industries and communities in Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. Their outstanding accomplishments underscore PolyU’s unwavering dedication to research excellence. We take pride in our scholars’ knowledge, creativity and determination to use research and innovation to build a brighter future.

Professor Edward K.L. CHAN

Chair Professor of Child and Family Welfare

  • RGC-Fulbright (Hong Kong) Scholar
  • RGC Senior Research Fellow
Professor HAO Jianhua

Director of Research Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Chair Professor of Materials Physics and Devices

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Optica Fellow
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • RGC Senior Research Fellow
Professor Defeng SUN

Head, Department of Applied Mathematics
Chair Professor of Applied Optimisation and Operations Research

  • Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), USA
  • Fellow of the China Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (CSIAM), China
  • RGC Senior Research Fellow

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