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HK$10M funding for ITC researchers from Innovation and Technology Fund and General Research Fund

ITC researchers are well known for their projects that are diverse in scope and focus and their strong research capability.  As testimony to this fact, ten ITC led projects have been recently funded a total of HK$10M from external competitive funding schemes, including the Innovation and Technology Fund (ITC) from the Innovation and Technology Commission, and the General Research Fund (GRF).

In fact, the projects also show the commitment of ITC staff members to the well-being of the community. The projects include investigating antiviral and antibacterial clothing and facemask, biofeedback system for adolescents with early scoliosis, skin-like water repellent fabric, fiber-based thermoelectric generators, and many more.  The funded research projects are listed below.


 Project Title



Developing Healthcare Clothing with Antiviral and Antibacterial Function

Prof. Chi-wai Kan

Trial: Development of a Low-cost Textile-Skin Stickiness Tester (TSST) Simulating Dry, Moist and Wet Skin Contact

Prof. Chi-wai Kan

Anti-viral and Anti-microbial Durable Disinfectant Coatings for Facemask

Prof. Xiaoming Tao

Trial: Evaluation of An Innovative Body-Mapping Tank Top Equipped with Biofeedback System for Adolescents with Early Scoliosis

Dr Joanne Yip



Skin-like Stimuli Responsive Directional Flow and Water Repellent Fabric

Prof. Jintu Fan

Pressure behavior and mechanism of elastic pressure exerting and sensing fabrics for monitoring pressure of compression textiles

Dr Tao Hua

Creation of Weaving Technology, System and Apparatus for Fabricating Four-warp Leno

Dr Li Li

Design, Modeling, Fabrication and Evaluation of Fiber-based Thermoelectric Generators

Prof. Xiaoming Tao

A sustainable biocidal strategy for interior textiles based on N-halamine incorporated metal-organic framework

Prof. John Xin

Design, Modeling and Characterization of Multifunctional Fiber-based Materials with Customized Functionalities as a Functional and Structural Integrity

Prof. Bingang Xu