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Research in new catalyst design


Research in new catalyst design


Dr Kwong Fuk-yee, Associate Professor of PolyU’s Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology and a recipient of this year’s Senior Medical Research Fellowship of the Croucher Foundation, is a pioneering scientist in new catalyst design.

Dr Kwong is currently working on an on-going collaborative European Commission project – ‘OrganoCATAlytic Approaches towards Easily Synthesized, Economical, and High Yielding Oseltamivir Derivatives’. This is a pharmaceutical project concerning the development of ‘Tamiflu’ drug derivatives using concise and modular synthetic approaches to produce inexpensive drugs for the mutual benefit of pharmaceutical community and society at large. Dr Kwong is the Deputy Principal Investigator of the Hong Kong’s team in this project.

Over the years, Dr Kwong has achieved many breakthroughs in new catalyst design and synthetic methodology establishments, and put them to good use. In relation, he has filed two US patents. He has also secured continued support for seven consecutive years from the highly competitive General Research Fund of the Research Grants Council and was awarded a total of HK$4.3 million since 2005. Details>>



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