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Dr Amber Chiou and Dr Cesar Wong received the President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Services 2022

Congratulations to Dr Amber Chiou and Dr Cesar Wong of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology on receiving the President’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Services 2022! Dr Chiou and Dr Wong have set up the PolyU Diagnostic Laboratory (PU-MDL), which became one of the HKSAR Government recognized local COVID-19 testing institutions. The lab has provided COVID-19 testing service to the PolyU community, Tokyo 2020 Olympics athletes and the Hong Kong Sports Institute staff amid the pandemic. The President’s award recognizes the team’s contribution and commitment to the community. Our warmest congratulations again to Dr Chiou and Dr Wong!

7 Dec, 2022

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Five PolyU Science projects funded by the NSFC/RGC for Collaborative and Joint Research Schemes

Five research projects led by PolyU Science scholars have been funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Research Grants Council (NSFC/RGC) under the Joint Research Scheme (JRS) and the new Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) 2022/23 Exercise. Under the Collaborative Research Scheme, two projects have been awarded a total amount of HK$7.164 million. While under the Joint Research Scheme, three research projects have received total funding of HK$3.555 million. The research projects cover topics in information technology, new material science and applied mathematics. The NSFC/RGC supports research projects jointly proposed by Mainland and Hong Kong researchers for their scientific merit. The CRS, which was newly introduced in 2022/23, aims to support larger-scale collaborative research across disciplines and/or across universities in the Mainland and Hong Kong with a view to enhancing research output and impact.    List of projects funded under NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme 2022/23 Research Field Project Title Hong Kong Project Coordinator Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution Information Technology Monolithically Integrated Electronics with Two-Dimensional Semiconductors – from Controllable Growth to Device Integration Prof. CHAI Yang Department of Applied Physics Prof. ZHANG Wenjing Shenzhen University  New Materials Science Long-cycle and High-energy-density Flexible Li Batteries Using Hollow Multishelled Structure and Hierarchical Composite Electrode Prof. ZHENG Zijian Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology  Prof. YANG Mei Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences   List of projects funded under NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2022/23 Research Field Project Title Hong Kong Principal Investigator Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution  New Materials Science Tin-Based Metal Halide Perovskites for X-Ray Detectors Prof. YAN Feng Department of Applied Physics Prof. YANG Shihe Peking University  Others Mathematical Modeling and Analysis on the Predator-mediated Competitions and their Biological Consequences Prof. WANG Zhian Department of Applied Mathematics Prof. LOU Yuan Shanghai Jiao Tong University  Others Stochastic Multiobjective Optimization and Applications Prof. CHEN Xiaojun Department of Applied Mathematics  Prof. YANG Xinmin Chongqing Normal University

6 Dec, 2022

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Five PolyU Science Scholars recognised as Highly Cited Researchers 2022 by Clavriate

Dr Huang Bolong and Dr Yu Ka-ming Iris of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, Prof. Loh Kian-ping, Prof. Wu Tao and Prof. Yan Feng of the Department of Applied Physics are named in the list of Highly Cited Researchers 2022 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 decade. Among the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000.   Name Title and Department Category Dr Huang Bolong Associate Professor Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Cross-Field Dr Yu Ka-ming, Iris Research Assistant Professor Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Cross-Field Prof. Loh Kian-ping Chair Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field Prof. Wu Tao Chair Professor Department of Applied Physics  Cross-Field Prof. Yan Feng Professor Department of Applied Physics Cross-Field

24 Nov, 2022

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Prof. Chen Xiaojun and Prof. Wang Zhian received research grant from the NSFC/ RGC Joint Research Scheme

Congratulations to Chair Professor Chen Xiaojun and Professor Wang Zhian who have received the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)/Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme (JRS) to support their research proposals jointly submitted with researchers in the Mainland China. Professors Chen and Wang will receive HKD1,244,750 from RGC, respectively. A total of 453 proposals are submitted to the Scheme this year. 8 out of the 40 successful projects are from PolyU’s researchers, including 2 projects from Professors Chen and Wang of the Department of Applied Mathematics: Professor Chen Xiaojun Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution Prof Xinmin Yang / Chongqing Normal University Project title Stochastic Multiobjective Optimization and Applications Professor Wang Zhian Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution Professor Yuan Lou, Shanghai Jiaotong University Project title Mathematical Modeling and Analysis on the Predator-mediated Competitions and their Biological Consequences About NSFC/ RGC Joint Research Scheme The National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) / Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme (JRS) aims to promote collaboration between researchers/research teams in Hong Kong and the Mainland on the basis of complementing the existing strengths of both sides. The NSFC/RGC JRS supports research proposals jointly submitted by the Mainland and the Hong Kong researchers. It also offers up to two conference grants to sponsor conferences held in Hong Kong. The six focus areas under the scheme include Information Technology, Life Science, New Materials Science, Marine and Environmental Science, Medicine, and Management Science. For more information about the NSFC/ RGC Joint Research Scheme, please visit this website. For the full list of funded projects for NSFC/ RGC Joint Research Scheme 2022/23, please visit here.

21 Nov, 2022

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Prof. Chen Xiaojun conferred Fellow of the American Mathematical Society 2023

Congratulations to Prof. Chen Xiaojun, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Mathematics, for being conferred as a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society 2023 in recognition of her contributions to mathematical optimization, stochastic variational inequalities, and the analysis of non-differentiable functions. Founded in 1888, the American Mathematical Society (AMS) is the most influential mathematical society in the world. AMS is dedicated to advancing mathematical education and research, connecting the diverse global mathematical community, and fostering an awareness and appreciation of mathematics and its connections to other disciplines and everyday life.

17 Nov, 2022

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Prof. Tsang Shik-chi Edman bestowed the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement

Congratulations to Prof. Tsang Shik-chi, Edman, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Director of Wolfson Catalysis Centre, University of Oxford, on receiving the Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to announce that it has bestowed the “Outstanding PolyU Alumni Award 2022” on eight alumni in recognition of their significant achievements in their respective fields as well as their contributions to their alma mater and society. They are fitting testament to PolyU’s accomplishments in nurturing leaders for Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. The Award aims to give recognition to distinguished graduates of PolyU and its forerunners, namely the Government Trade School, Hong Kong Technical College and the Hong Kong Polytechnic. Our warmest congratulations again to the Prof. Tsang for his remarkable contributions! More details: English | 中文

1 Nov, 2022

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Top 2% Scientists Worldwide 2022 by Stanford University

Twenty-one PolyU Science members are ranked as the World’s Top 2% most-cited scientists by Stanford University.  Using the Scopus author profiles as of 1 Sep 2022, 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 4) 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 4):  https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/4   Congratulations to our top scientists!   Name of Researcher Department Subject Field Huang, Bolong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Lai, Wing-fu Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Pharmacology & Pharmacy  Wong, Man-sau Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology  Medicinal & Biomolecular Chemistry Wong, Wai-yeung Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Organic Chemistry Wong, Wing-tak Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry Wu, Jianyong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Biotechnology Chen, Xiaojun Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Huang, Jian  Department of Applied Mathematics  Statistics & Probability Qi, Liqun Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Sun, Defeng Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research Yang, Tong Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Yang, Xiaoqi Department of Applied Mathematics General Mathematics Yiu, Ka-fai Department of Applied Mathematics Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing Chai, Yang Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Hao, Jianhua Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Huang, Haitao Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Lau, Shu-ping Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics Loh, Kian-ping Department of Applied Physics  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Wu, Tao Department of Applied Physics  Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Yan, Feng Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Yu, Siu-fung Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics

20 Oct, 2022

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Prof. Hao Jianhua secures key program funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Congratulations to Prof. Hao Jianhua, Chair Professor of Materials Physics and Devices in the Department of Applied Physics for securing Key Program Funding from the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In this project, Prof. Hao's team will collaborate with researchers from Nankai University and Sichuan Normal University to address the key scientific issue of achieving a multi-mode neuromorphic device and break the barrier of neuromorphic computing restricted by the limited working mode through developing novel materials and devices.

19 Oct, 2022

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Dr Wong Ka-hing conferred Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials

Congratulations to Dr Wong Ka-hing of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology for being conferred as Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) and receiving the IAAM Scientist Award for his contribution to applications of nanotechnology. IAAM is a renowned non-profit international scientific research organization aiming to promote advanced materials research. Fellow of IAAM is a notable distinction that recognizes researchers’ significant contributions and efforts in advance materials.

5 Oct, 2022

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Prof. Raymond Wong has been bestowed successive endowed professorship - the Clarea Au Professor in Energy

The Clarea Au Endowed Professorship in Energy has been bestowed on Prof. Raymond Wong, Dean of the Faculty of Science, at the Fourth Inauguration of Endowed Professorships cum the First Inauguration of Endowed Young Scholars held on 31 August 2022. The Endowed Professorship Scheme was introduced in 2021 to recognise distinguished academics and their remarkable achievements. The Scheme provides funding and support to help the appointed professors strive for excellence in their respective disciplines. The successive Endowed Professorship will further strengthen Prof. Wong’s research in developing new molecular and nano materials for energy conversion (light/electrical and thermal/electrical). Prof. Raymond Wong is currently Chair Professor of Chemical Technology at the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of PolyU. Prof. Wong finds great interest in the design and synthesis of new molecular functional materials and metallopolymers with photo-functional properties and energy functions, with his scope of work ranging from innovative research to application studies. Currently, his team is working on sustainable energy sources and improving energy conversion technologies to meet the world’s future energy demand and work towards a cleaner environment. Prof. Wong has published more than 800 research papers in leading international scientific journals and is among the world’s top 1% on the Institute for Scientific Information list of most-cited chemists and materials scientists. He was named one of the Highly Cited Researchers for seven consecutive years (2014–2020) by Thomson Reuters, now known as Clarivate. Prof. Wong was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2005 and was a Founding Member of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences. Being the first Chinese scientist presented with the RSC Chemistry of the Transition Metals Award, he was decorated with countless international and national awards, including the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship, the Natural Science Award (First Class) of the Ministry of Education, the FACS Distinguished Young Chemist Award, the JPA Lectureship Award for Asian and Oceanian Photochemist, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation, the State Natural Science Award (Second Class), and the RGC (Research Grants Council) Senior Research Fellow Award, among others. Warmest congratulations, Prof. Wong.

31 Aug, 2022

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