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PolyU-supported start-up winning an award in JUMPSTARTER

Grand Rise Technology Limited, a start-up supported by PolyU and co-founded by Professor Li Pei of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, won the Environmental Impact Award in the Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER 2022 Global Pitch Competition.   Grand Rise Technology has recently developed the CareCoatex Pro Ultra bio-based anti-microbial coating, which is eco-friendly, bio-based and has long-lasting anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. It is also engineered with ultra-high rub resistance, enabling the coating to be highly resistant to water, bleach water and alcohol, providing much longer protection.  The start-up has also manufactured the CareCoatex bio-based anti-microbial FFP2 3D face mask in collaboration with a partner, which were already launched in Shanghai.   Details in English / 中文 大公報 理大培育初创企业夺“环保大奖” 30 April 2021 Xinhua Finance Agency PolyU supports startups to translate industry-recognised research excellence into societal impact 29 April 2021 新华财金社 理大科研得到業界廣泛認同 鼓勵初創企業回應社會需要 29 April 2021 PM讲科学 理大科研得到业界广泛认同鼓励初创企业响应社会需要 29 April 2021 香港商報 A13 中大沈祖堯團隊奪國家級科研成果一等獎 14 April 2021 Asiaone Two Outstanding Hong Kong Startups Named Top Winners of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER 2022 26 April 2021 CISION Two Outstanding Hong Kong Startups Named Top Winners of Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund/HSBC JUMPSTARTER 2022 26 April 2021

26 Apr, 2022

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Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles 2022

The Outstanding Alumni Award of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles aims to give public recognition to outstanding graduates of the Faculty for their professional achievements and significant contributions to the community and their alma mater. We are pleased to announce that Prof. Tsang Shik-chi, Edman and Mr Kwok Chi-hung, Stanley have been selected as the 2022 Outstanding Alumni in recognition of their remarkable achievements.      Prof. Tsang Shik-chi, Edman Outstanding Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles Prof. Tsang obtained the Higher Diploma in Chemical Technology in 1987. He is currently a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and the Head of Wolfson Catalysis Laboratory at the University of Oxford. With his world-leading expertise in materials chemistry and green catalysis, Prof. Tsang has won a number of international awards and has published more than 450 referred publications including Science, Nature and Nature sister journals with h-index of 75 and citations exceeding 24,500 times (Google Scholar). Also, as an alumnus of PolyU, Prof. Tsang has been proactive in working with PolyU scientists and students in related areas.   Mr Kwok Chi-hung, Stanley Outstanding Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Applied Science and Textiles Mr Kwok obtained the Master of Arts in Fashion and Textiles (Global Fashion Management) in 2013. Mr Kwok applied the patented heat-conductive knitting technology in a variety of wearable items and created a new lifestyle brand named KnitWarm with the vision of developing smart textiles for thermal protection and pain relief to improve wearers' quality of life. In the past 3 years, KnitWarm has launched and commercialized more than 10 innovative gadgets including Wrap, Smart KneeSleeve, HarnessWarmer, and WarmerBand. These functional wearables are well-recognized in the market and have received numerous international innovation awards.     Congratulations to Prof. Tsang and Mr Kwok for their significant contributions to FAST, the University and the community! 

25 Apr, 2022

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FAST researchers win two Silver Medals at 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days

Congratulations to Dr Shou Dahua of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing and Dr Chang Jinhui, Gail of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology on receiving two Silver Medals in this year’s International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva - Special Edition 2022 Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days – Virtual Event. The awarding-winning project of Dr Shou Dahua is “Omni-Cool-Dry™: Skin-like Fabric for Dynamic Thermal and Moisture Management”. Inspired by desert beetles, the new fabric reflects sunlight and emits body heat to cool the skin by 5 °C, it also dissipates sweat three times faster to keep wearers cool and dry. Another awarding-winning project of Dr Chang Jinhui, Gail is “AkkMore™: a Fungus and Plant Based Supplement Against Obesity or Prediabetes”. AkkMore™ is a nutritional supplements formula drink that aims to improve users’ body conditions by building a healthy microbiome. The drink boosts Akkermansia muciniphila in human guts, reduces metabolic disorders and loses weight. The research team has recently completed animal studies as well as the phase 1 clinical trial in humans. More details: https://polyu.hk/OUqIn

1 Apr, 2022

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Congratulations to recipients of The President's Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Knowledge Transfer 2021

Congratulations to Prof. Li Pei (ABCT) and a team formed by Prof. Tao Xiaoming, Prof. Xu Bingang and Dr Hua Tao (ITC) on receiving the Inaugural President's Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Knowledge Transfer 2021. PolyU is committed to improving the world through knowledge transfer. The awards recognized our researchers’ outstanding contributions in knowledge transfer and significant impacts on industry and society. Our warmest congratulations again to the awardees for their remarkable contributions!

14 Feb, 2022

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Faculty Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2021

The Faculty extends congratulations to the recipients of FAST Faculty Awards 2021 in recognition of their outstanding performance in respect of teaching, research & scholarly activities and knowledge transfer. The award recipients are as follows: Individual Awards Category Awardees Teaching Ms Liu Pak-yiu, Nico Instructor, ITC Research and Scholarly Activities: Outstanding Researcher Prof. Qiao Zhonghua  Professor, AMA Research and Scholarly Activities: Outstanding Young Researcher Dr Zhang Biao Assistant Professor, AP Knowledge Transfer: Industry  Prof. Pei Li Professor, ABCT Prof. Kinor Jiang Professor, ITC Prof. Li Li Professor, ITC Dr Rong Liu Assistant Professor, ITC Knowledge Transfer: Society Dr Joanne Yip,  Associate Professor and Associate Dean (FAST), ITC   Team Awards Category Award Teams Teaching Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow, AMA Dr Raymond Sze, Associate Professor, AMA Dr Bob He, Teaching Fellow, AMA Dr Charles Lee, Instructor, AMA Mr Frankie Tsoi, Instructor, AMA Mr Angus Yeung, Instructor, AMA Dr Lawrence Chan, Project Fellow, AMA Ms Winky Tsang, Project Assistant, AMA Services Dr Chiou Jiachi, Assistant Professor, ABCT Dr Wong Sze-chuen, Cesar, Associate Professor, HTI (Also affiliated member of ABCT)

12 Jan, 2022

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PolyU educators win three distinguished awards at the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards 2021

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) educators received one Gold, one Silver and one Bronze award at Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education 2021, in recognition of their innovative teaching and learning methods. Co-organised by QS and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reimagine Education Awards are regarded as the “Oscars” of education, rewarding innovative approaches that enhance students’ learning outcomes and employability. The winning teams respectively led by Professor Daniel SHEK, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) of PolyU, and Dr Fridolin TING, Senior Teaching Fellow at the Department of Applied Mathematics of PolyU, were among 1,350 contestants from 84 countries and regions. The winning projects of PolyU were: Gold Award in Nurturing Wellbeing & Purpose category Project title: Leadership and Intrapersonal Development Programme Project leader: Professor Daniel Shek, Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme), PolyU Project summary: The programme builds up important positive attributes and competencies among university students, enabling them to pursue continual self-improvement, enhance their wellbeing, and contribute to society, through a suite of four subjects, namely Tomorrow’s Leaders, Service Leadership, Promotion of Children and Adolescent Development, and Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs, with both formal and informal learning processes. Silver Award in Science of Learning category  Project title: Innovative PALMS Drawing Pedagogies and Apps to Increase Active Learning in Mathematics and Science Project leader: Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU Project summary: According to extensive evidenced-based research, active learning strategies significantly improve Science and Mathematics students' achievement, understanding and application of concepts. In addition, writing and drawing are integral parts of learning and teaching in the Sciences and Mathematics, to convey abstract concepts and ideas. This project aims to increase active learning in Science and Mathematics education through innovative pedagogies, mobile writing and drawing applications. Bronze Award in K12 category Project title: Developing Active Learning Pedagogies and Mobile Applications in High School Mathematics Education Project leader: Dr Fridolin Ting, Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, PolyU Project summary: The project combines active learning pedagogies and novel writing and drawing apps that are optimal for active learning and conveying abstract concepts and ideas for Mathematics students. Thirty-five secondary school mathematics teachers and principals have been involved in the project. Professor WONG Kwok-yin, Vice President (Education) of PolyU, expressed his warm congratulations to the project teams. He said, “PolyU strives to foster innovative learning and teaching, aiming to provide quality education to students. The teams demonstrated great enthusiasm in developing pioneering teaching approaches that have brought real benefits to students from secondary to tertiary levels. The attainment of these prestigious awards is undoubtedly an exceptional recognition of our efforts in pursuing learning and teaching excellence.” Details in English / 中文

6 Jan, 2022

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PolyU’s Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Dr Franco Leung receives the Croucher Innovation Award 2021

Media furthered that Dr Franco King-chi Leung, Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology of PolyU, has received the Croucher Innovation Award 2021 in recognition of his outstanding achievements in supramolecular and material science research. He is the first scholar at PolyU to be bestowed this award. Dr Leung is pleased to receive the award and considers it a motivation to continue his research. Each award carries a value of up to HK$5 million over five years for the research expenses of the award winner. Dr Leung attained both Bachelor and Master degrees from PolyU in 2011 and 2013 respectively, and joined Professor Ben L. Feringa’s group (2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry) at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, as a postdoc fellow in 2017. In the last two years, Dr Leung and his team’s research has been designed and orientated to exploit the full intrinsic potential of synthetic organic chemistry to build new supramolecular structures, functions and hierarchical systems. The major goal is to design novel supramolecular functional systems, across length-scale, into stimuli-responsive functional soft materials. Details in English / 中文 明報 諾獎老師不恥下問 啟發裘槎獎33歲得主科研路 10 December 2021 香港經濟日報 理大學者首奪裘槎前瞻科研獎 研超分子機器人系統盼可於生物應用 10 December 2021 星島日報 研超分子系統機械人 理大學者獲裘槎獎 10 December 2021 香港01 理大團隊獲裘搓獎 研究光控超份子機械人系統增用藥準確性 10 December 2021 大公報 理大学者获裘槎前瞻科研大奖 10 December 2021 灼見名家 港大、理大學者獲頒「裘槎前瞻科研大獎2021」 10 December 2021 巴士的報 研超分子系統機械人 理大學者獲裘槎獎 10 December 2021

10 Dec, 2021

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Top 2% Scientists Worldwide by Stanford University

We are pleased to share that 23 FAST faculty members have been recognized on the updated list of Top 2% Scientists Worldwide.  Stanford University has recently released an update of the list that comprises the top 2% scientists in various scientific fields. The list was prepared by Prof. John Ioannidis and his team from the Stanford University. The updated version is based on the 1 August 2021 snapshot from Scopus, it provides standardized information on citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator. The updated list can be downloaded from here:  https://elsevier.digitalcommonsdata.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/3 Congratulations to our top scientists!   Name of Researcher Department Subject Field Rank in Field Field Size Huang, Bolong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Nanoscience & Nanotechnology  1034 89177  Wong, Wai-yeung Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry 26 72062 Wong, Wing-tak Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Inorganic & Nuclear Chemistry 534 72062 Wu, Jianyong Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology Biotechnology 159 52513 Chen, Xiaojun Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research 157 26063 Qi, Liqun Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research 16 26063 Sun, Defeng Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research 257 26063 Yang, Xiaoqi Department of Applied Mathematics Operations Research 179 26063 Chai, Yang Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 1440 89177 Hao, Jianhua Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 910 89177 Huang, Haitao Department of Applied Physics Polymers 665 100162 Lau, Shu-ping Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics 4638 269833 Yan, Feng Department of Applied Physics Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 1007 89177 Yu, Siu-fung Department of Applied Physics Applied Physics 2498 269833 Chen, Wei Institute of Textiles and Clothing Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 1606 89177 Fan, Jintu Institute of Textiles and Clothing Materials 408 285331 Hu, Hong Institute of Textiles and Clothing Operations Research 138 26063 Kan, Chi-wai Institute of Textiles and Clothing Polymers 581 100162 Tao, Xiaoming Institute of Textiles and Clothing Polymers 796 100162 Wong, Christina Institute of Textiles and Clothing Artificial intelligence & Image Processing 2086 253359 Wong, Wai-keung Institute of Textiles and Clothing Operations Research 472 26063 Xin, Haozhong Institute of Textiles and Clothing Materials 4390 285331 Xu, Bingang Institute of Textiles and Clothing Materials 4548 285331

24 Nov, 2021

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International acclaim to FAST’s scholars - Highly Cited Researchers 2021 by Clarivate

We are proud to announce that Emeritus Prof. Qi Liqun of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Prof. Yan Feng of the Department of Applied Physics together with other 8 PolyU academics have been listed as the Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate in 2021. The Highly Cited Researchers list recognises scientists who have demonstrated significant and broad influence reflected in their publication of multiple highly cited papers that ranked in the top 1% by citations in one or more fields.   Congratulation to Prof. Qi and Prof. Yan!   International acclaim to FAST’s scholars - Highly Cited Researchers 2021 by Clarivate Prof. Qi Liqun Emeritus Professor, AMA Click for more about Prof. QI Prof. Yan Feng Professor, AP Click for more about Prof. Yan About the full list of ClarivateTM Highly Cited Researchers 2021, please visit here.

17 Nov, 2021

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PolyU innovations win three TechConnect awards

PolyU was awarded three prestigious prizes at this year’s TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo (TechConnect) in Washington DC.   The University won two TechConnect 2021 Global Innovation Awards in the area of “Materials & Manufacturing” with a nature-inspired ‘sweatable’ textile material capable of ultra-fast sweat dissipation developed by Dr Shou Dahua, Professor Fan Jintu and Dr Wei Xin of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing; and an environmentally friendly technique to synthesizing MXenes – a promising energy storage material designed to meet rising global energy demands invented by Professor Hao Jianhua and Ms Pang Sin-Yi of the Department of Applied Physics.   PolyU also excelled in the area of “AI, Data, Cyber & Software” and won a TechConnect 2021 Global Innovation Award with the 3D LiDAR-aided GNSS precise positioning technology that allows highly robust centimetre-level global positioning in urban environments for automated driving by Dr Hsu Li-Ta and Dr Wen Weisong of the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering.   Details in English / 中文 XinHua Finance Agency PolyU Innovations in Advanced Textiles, New Materials Synthesis and Centimetre-precision Positioning win TechConnect Awards 12 October 2021 BizWire Express PolyU Innovations in Advanced Textiles, New Materials Synthesis and Centimetre-precision Positioning win TechConnect Awards 12 October2021 Quamnet PolyU Innovations in Advanced Textiles, New Materials Synthesis and Centimetre-precision Positioning win TechConnect Awards 12 October 2021 新浪網 理大在先進紡織物料、新材料合成和精准定位技術榮獲全球創新大獎 12 October2021 Sina PolyU Innovations in Advanced Textiles, New Materials Synthesis and Centimetre-precision Positioning win TechConnect Awards 12 October 2021 搜狐 理大在先進紡織物料、新材料合成和精准定位技術 榮獲三項全球創新大獎 12 October2021

19 Oct, 2021

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