This year marks the 85th anniversary of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). The Graduate School organised the first PolyU Graduate School Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award to recognise the distinctive achievements and impactful contributions of our research postgraduate alumni to professions, research and entrepreneurship.
After a rigorous selection process, five awardees were honored at the presentation ceremony on 29 November 2022. Four of them were awarded the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award while one was awarded the Outstanding Research Postgraduate Early Career Alumni Award (graduating from PolyU within ten years). The biographies of award recipients are listed here.
Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award
• Ir Dr Ho Wai-ming Goman
• Professor Lin Zhouchen
• Mr Luo Weidong Chris
• Ir Professor Zheng Yongping
Outstanding Research Postgraduate Early Career Alumni Award
• Dr Li Siyang Liam
The ceremony was kick-started by Professor Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation), with his warm welcome and introduction of the latest development and focus of the University’s research postgraduate education to over a hundred participants including PolyU senior management, staff, students, alumni, and guests. Supervisors of the awardees were invited to witness the joyous moment and take the opportunity to reunite.
The President, Professor Jin-Guang Teng, presented the trophy to Dr Ho, Mr Luo and Professor Zheng on stage. Awardees shared their valuable insights when studying at PolyU and expressed immense gratitude to their alma mater, supervisors, families and supporters. Professor Lin and Dr Li shared on Zoom and pre-recorded a video separately to express their thankfulness.
In the closing speech, President Teng offered his sincere congratulations to all awardees who are experts and innovators in high-impact fields including building design, artificial intelligence, application development, biomedical engineering, and high-precision manufacturing, seeing them as a testament to the University’s motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”.
Capitalising on their research strengths and visions, research postgraduate alumni are filled with confidence to manifest their research aspirations, engage in the PolyU alumni community, and contribute to societal development.
Congratulations to the 2022 Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award recipients!
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