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Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund funds Dr Nuruzzaman Noor

Dr Nuruzzaman Noor, Research Assistant Professor of ITC, has been awarded HK$850K from the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) to support two years of research work on coated polymer composites. The funding enables Dr Noor and his team to advance understanding and applied outputs of this nascent technology in material conservation. The work builds on previously invented coating techniques, with patents supported by the Innovation and Technology Development Office of PolyU.   

Over the years, Dr Noor has focused his research work on functional coatings and polymer composites. These will be further explored in his current project. Dr Noor explains: “I would like to thank the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) for supporting my project.  The award will help fund research on coated polymer composites based on wood materials with potential use in architectural and/or wearables applications.” 

About the Hong Kong Environment and Conservation Fund (ECF) 

The ECF was established under the Environment and Conservation Fund Ordinance (Cap. 450) in 1994. As part of its long-term commitment to environmental protection and conservation and with the funding approval of the Finance Committee of the Legislative Council in 2013, the government has injected HK$5 billion into the ECF, which serves as seed money to generate annual investment returns to support green projects and activities. Since its establishment, the ECF has provided funding to support over 5,566 educational, research, and other projects and activities in relation to environmental and conservation matters. 

Polymer composites


Approaches for coating composites