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PolyU Science Research on Ferroelectricity was published in Nature Communications

The research conducted by Prof. Hao Jianhua, Chair Professor of Materials Physics and Devices in the Department of Applied Physics, and Weng Fu Io, a research student from his group, was published in Nature Communications. The title of the research is "Direct Observation of Intrinsic Room-Temperature Ferroelectricity in 2D Layered CuCrP₂S₆". Their research studies the robust out-of-plane ferroelectricity in two-dimensional layered CuCrP₂S₆ at room temperature down to 2.6 nm, which is a potential candidate for realizing low-dimensional multiferroicity. Throughout this study, the origin of the robust ferroelectric behaviors at atomic perspective is revealed. Nature Communications is one of the world’s top journals that publishes high-quality research articles across various disciplines in the natural sciences. The journal is known for its rigorous peer-review process and its commitment to publishing significant and impactful research. To read the article in Nature Communications, please visit here.

18 Jan, 2024

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Prof. Wong Wai-yeung, Raymond was elected as the Foreign Member of European Academy of Sciences

Warmest congratulations to Prof. Wong Wai-yeung, Raymond, Dean of the Faculty of Science at PolyU, on being elected as the Foreign Member of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc) in the Chemistry Division! This esteemed recognition is a testament to Prof. Wong's outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry and his remarkable research achievements. EurASc is a renowned international association dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and promoting scientific excellence and collaboration. Being elected as a Foreign Member indicates that Prof. Wong's work has transcended national borders and has made a significant impact on the global scientific stage.

18 Jan, 2024

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Dr Kathy Leng receives Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Award 2023

Dr Kathy K. Leng, Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Physics, has been honoured at the “Croucher Tak Wah Mak Innovation Awards 2023” in recognition of her outstanding achievements in material physics. She’s awarded a funding of HK$5 million for research expenses. Dr Leng is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor and Presidential Young Scholar at PolyU. Her research focuses on hybrid organic-inorganic materials that can be made as thin as graphene and she is enthusiastic about the promise such materials show in smart devices and spintronics. Press release: English | Chinese Online coverage: Mirage News Croucher Foundation Honors Four Scholars with Innovation Awards 11 December 2023 Ming Pao Daily News 物理學者實現童年夢 狀元回流獲裘槎大獎 12 December 2023 Hong Kong Economic Times 【裘槎科研獎】港產物理學家研量子糾纏獲獎 盼研室溫超導體奪「聖杯」 12 December 2023 Sing Tao Daily 科大學者研量子材料獲裘槎前瞻科研獎 12 December 2023 Ta Kung Pao 港四學者獲頒「裘槎麥德華前瞻科研大獎」 12 December 2023 Wen Wei Po 專研線粒體 冀製新藥治失調 12 December 2023 Hong Kong Economic Journal 港4學者奪裘槎科研獎 各獲500萬 13 December 2023 China News Service 2023年“裘槎麦德华前瞻科研大奖”在香港颁奖 12 December 2023 China Review News 港四學者獲頒“裘槎麥德華前瞻科研大獎” 12 December 2023 ifeng.com 2023年“裘槎麦德华前瞻科研大奖”在香港颁奖 12 December 2023 East Money 2023年“裘槎麦德华前瞻科研大奖”在香港颁奖 12 December 2023  

12 Dec, 2023

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Five PolyU Science Scholars recognised as Highly Cited Researchers 2023 by Clarivate

Dr HUANG Bolong of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Prof. Daniel S.P. LAU, Prof. Kian Ping LOH, Prof. Tom Tao WU and Prof. YAN Feng of the Department of Applied Physics are named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2023 by Clarivate for their significant research impact, reflected in their publication of multiple papers that have been frequently cited by fellow academics. The list identifies the world’s most influential researchers, determined by the production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and year in the Web of Science citation index over the last 11 years. Among the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.   Name Title and Department Category Prof. Daniel S.P. LAU Chair Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field Prof. Kian Ping LOH Chair Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field Prof. Tom Tao WU Chair Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field Prof. YAN Feng Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field Dr Huang Bolong Associate Professor Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Chemistry

21 Nov, 2023

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Top 2% Scientists Worldwide 2023 by Stanford University

Thirty-four PolyU Science members are ranked as the World’s Top 2% most-cited scientists 2023 by Stanford University.  Using the Scopus author profiles as of 1 Oct 2023, Stanford University released the latest top 2% scientists in various scientific fields. The list was prepared by Prof. John Ioannidis and his team from Stanford University, the updated database (version 6) provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator.  Download the latest database (version 6):  https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/6 Congratulations to our top scientists!   Career-long Data Name of Researcher Department Subject Field Prof. Wong Wai Yeung Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry Prof. Wong Wing Tak Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry Prof. Zheng Zijian Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Yao Zhongping Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry Dr Huang Bolong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Sun Defeng Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Prof. Chen Xiaojun Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Prof. Yang Tong Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Prof. Lin Yanping Department of Applied Mathematics Numerical & Computational Mathematics Prof. Yang Xiaoqi Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Prof. Lau Shuping Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics Prof. Chai Yang Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Hao Jianhua Department of Applied Physics  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Loh Kian Ping Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Wu Tao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Yan Feng Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Huang Haitao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Yu Siu Fung Department of Applied Physics Optoelectronics & Photonics Prof. Chen Sheng Department of Food Science and Nutrition Microbiology Prof. Lee Ming Yuen Department of Food Science and Nutrition Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry Prof. Wu Jian Yong Department of Food Science and Nutrition Biotechnology   Single Recent Year Data Name of Researcher Department Subject Field Prof. Wong Wai Yeung Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry Prof. Wong Kwok Yin Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry Prof. Zheng Zijian Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Terence Lee Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology  Oncology & Carcinogenesis Prof. Yao Zhongping Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Analytical Chemistry Dr Ho Cheuk Lam Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry Dr Huang Bolong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Dr Zhao Xin Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Biomedical Engineering Prof. Sun Defeng Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Prof. Chen Xiaojun Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Prof. Yang Tong Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Prof. Hu Xianpeng Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Prof. Li Buyang Department of Applied Mathematics Numerical & Computational Mathematics Prof. Wang Zhian Department of Applied Mathematics Applied Mathematics Dr He Daihai  Department of Applied Mathematics  Microbiology Prof. Lau Shuping Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics Prof. Chai Yang Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Hao Jianhua Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Loh Kian Ping Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Wu Tao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Yan Feng Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Huang Haitao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Tsang Yuen Hong Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Yu Siu Fung  Department of Applied Physics   Optoelectronics & Photonics Dr Zhang Biao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Dr Yin Jun Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Prof. Chen Sheng Department of Food Science and Nutrition Microbiology Prof. Lee Ming Yuen Department of Food Science and Nutrition Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry Prof. Wong Man Sau Department of Food Science and Nutrition Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry Prof. Wu Jian Yong Department of Food Science and Nutrition Biotechnology Dr Kenneth Lo Department of Food Science and Nutrition General & Internal Medicine  

20 Oct, 2023

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PolyU Start-up won the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs 2023

Ynno Med Limited, a PolyU start-up company co-founded by Dr Ma Cong of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, has been honoured as one of the 25 winners of the Falling Walls Science Breakthroughs of the Year 2023 under the category of Science Start-ups (Falling Walls Venture) for its development of first-in-class antimicrobial drugs to combat the ever-present situation of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. Congratulations to Dr Ma for the great achievement!   Learn more: English - https://polyu.hk/IicBW; Chinese - https://polyu.hk/KEuoM    

7 Sep, 2023

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Prof. Raymond Wong received Ministry of Education's Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Raymond Wong, Dean of the Faculty of Science at PolyU, on receiving the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) 2022 in recognition of his significant contribution to the field of organic photovoltaic materials. Prof. Wong has been bestowed the Second-Class Award in Natural Science for a joint research project titled “Alkylthio Side-Chain Engineering of High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Materials”, conducted by researchers from Soochow University, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hong Kong Baptist University.   

30 Aug, 2023

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The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Science 2023

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Science (FS) aims to give recognition to outstanding graduates of FS for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. We are pleased to announce the results as follows:    Outstanding Alumni 2023 Award Title Outstanding Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science  Name of Awardee Dr Ho Kam Piu (ABCT) Outstanding Alumni Award in Community Service Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science Mr Lin Pui Keung, Joseph (AMA) Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science Mr Sin Tak Yin, Alex (AP)   Outstanding Young Alumni 2023 Award Title Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science Name of Awardee Dr Leung King Chi, Franco (ABCT) Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science Dr Hu Yaohua (AMA)   Dr Ho Kam Piu Outstanding Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science Dr Ho Kam Piu is currently the Chief Scientific Officer & Founder of GRST Holdings Limited. He studied for a Bachelor of Science (2001) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2006) in Chemistry at PolyU. After graduating from PolyU, he established GRST Holdings Limited, a green technology company to develop commercially viable water-based technology for producing and recycling lithium-ion batteries at lower cost with lower emissions. Under Dr Ho’s leadership, the company has raised funding by more than USD30 Million, and its proprietary technology has received a string of international innovation awards, including two Gold Medals from the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (2019) and a Gold Award in Hong Kong Green Innovations Awards (2019). As an alumnus of PolyU, Dr Ho has hired many our graduates to work at his company.     Mr Lin Pui Keung, Joseph Outstanding Alumni Award in Community Service Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science  Mr Joseph Lin obtained a High Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing from PolyU in 1986. He is currently a Business Development Leader for Corporate Affairs of Greater China, Cisco Systems, responsible for developing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership and collaboration projects. He is devoted to promoting STEM education in Greater China. He has developed and led a flagship CSR program, Cisco Networking Academy, for over 20 years to drive STEM education and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) talent development in the Secondary and Tertiary sectors. This program has impacted over 1 million students since 2000 and received the Partnership of Excellence Award from the Ministry of Education, China (2017-2019). Mr Lin also supported PolyU staunchly and has been a member of AMA’s Departmental Advisory Committee since 2016.      Mr Sin Tak Yin, Alex  Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science  Mr Alex Sin obtained a Higher Diploma in Applied Science from PolyU in 1990. He is currently the Senior Sales Director at Synaptics. When working for Motorola/ Freescale Semiconductor, Mr Sin contributed significantly to developing the 2.5G/3G Mobile Phone and played a vital role in launching the first China local brand mobile phone in 2002. After that, Mr Sin joined the DSP Group as a Corporate Vice President of Sales, where he successfully promoted Digital Cordless DECT Catiq as a standard feature on European Operator’s home gateway for wireless voice communication to benefit over 40 million British Telecom and Deutsch Telekon Home Gateways. To give back to his alma mater, Mr Sin is keen to share his experience with our students and recruit our graduates for the company.       Dr Leung King Chi, Franco Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science  Dr Franco Leung obtained a Bachelor of Science (2011) and a Master of Philosophy (2013) in Chemical Technology from PolyU. He then earned a Doctor of Philosophy from the Tokyo Institute of Technology in 2017. After that, he joined Prof. Ben L. Feringa’s group (2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Groningen as a postdoc fellow. Dr Leung returned to PolyU as an Assistant Professor in 2019, his research focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to build new supramolecular structures, functions and hierarchical systems. He has published 25 research papers in leading chemistry journals, such as Nature Chemistry, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Angewandte Chemie International Edition. In recognition of Dr Leung’s contribution to the field of dynamic supramolecular materials, he received the Croucher Innovation Award 2021, PolyU Young Innovative Researcher Award 2022 and The Rising Star of Polymer Journal 2023.   Dr Hu Yaohua Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Science  Dr Hu Yaohua received a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Mathematics from PolyU in 2013. His research interests include theory and algorithms for large-scale optimization and applications in statistics, machine learning, bioinformatics, and image processing. He has served as the Principle Investigator of 14 research projects, and has published 46 papers in prestigious international journals, such as SIAM Journal on Optimization, Journal of Machine Learning Research, Inverse Problems, and European Journal of Operational Research. Dr Hu also received the First Prize of the Outstanding Research Output Achievement Award of Computational Mathematic in Guangdong (2021), the Outstanding Young Scholars by the National Science Foundation of China (2022), and the Distinguished Young Scholars by the National Science Foundation of Shenzhen (2023). Dr Hu is passionate about sharing his knowledge with our students by delivering workshops and lectures, he also co-supervises our PhD student.    Congratulations to all the awardees! 

18 Aug, 2023

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Faculty Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2023

Congratulations to the recipients of Faculty Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2023 in recognition of their outstanding performance in respect of teaching, research & scholarly activities and knowledge transfer. The award recipients are as follows: Category Awardees Teaching: Outstanding Young Teacher Dr SZE Nung-sing, Raymond Associate Dean (FS) & Associate Professor AMA Research and Scholarly Activities: Outstanding Researcher Prof. HUANG Haitao Professor AP Research and Scholarly Activities: Outstanding Young Researcher Prof. LI Buyang Professor AMA Knowledge Transfer: Industry  Prof. LEUNG Yun-chung, Thomas Professor ABCT  

15 Aug, 2023

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PolyU Science scholar received Ministry of Education's Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) 2022

Congratulations to Prof. Yang Tong, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics, on bestowing the Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) 2022 from the Ministry of Education for a joint Research Project with the South China University of Technology on “Mathematical theory of compressible Navier-Stokes equations and related models”.    Press release: English - https://polyu.me/3YimP4D; Chinese - https://polyu.me/3QtsD9w     Online coverage: Sing Tao Daily   https://polyu.me/3QusRx8 (subscription required)  Hong Kong China News Agency   https://polyu.me/3ODupUo

21 Jul, 2023

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