Mr. Ming HONG, PhD Candidate of Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) as well as a holder of Hong Kong PhD Fellowship, was recently conferred the Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowship by the Australian Government.
The Endeavour Australia Cheung Kong Research Fellowships, a unique partnership between the Cheung Kong Group and the Australian Government, aims to provide financial support for outstanding postgraduate and postdoctoral fellows from Australia and Asia to undertake short-term research (4-6 months) in any field of study in participating Australian and Asian universities. Participating countries include: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong and Macau SARs), India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
Mr Hong, who is currently pursuing his PhD under the chief supervision of Dr. Zhongqing Su (Associate Professor, ME), is the top five Australia-bound recipient from Asia and one of the only two awardees from Hong Kong. This Fellowship will enable him to undertake research exchange activity in one of the top universities in Australia.
Being one of the Award recipients, Mr Hong was invited by The Embassy of The Commonwealth of Australia, Beijing, to a dinner hosted by the Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, MP on 9 April 2013.
“This was really an eye-opening experience, to be awarded the Fellowship, and to network with all those outstanding people who have witnessed the development in education and research cooperation of the two countries,” said Mr Hong, “and it is inspiring to meet the Australian Prime Minister.”