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Ten PolyU projects funded by the NSFC/RGC for Collaborative and Joint Research Schemes

30 Nov 2022

Achievements Research and Innovation Office

Ten research projects led by scholars at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have been funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Research Grants Council (NSFC/RGC) under the Joint Research Scheme (JRS) and the new Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) 2022/23 Exercise.

Under the CRS, two PolyU research projects have been awarded a total amount of HK$7.164 million. While under the JRS, eight research projects led by PolyU scholars have received total funding of HK$9.396 million. Both CRS and JRS support research projects for a period of four years.

The research projects cover topics in information technology, management science, marine and environmental science, new material science, applied mathematics and biomedical engineering.

PolyU scholars are committed to exploring innovative discoveries for a more sustainable future. Some of the projects address imminent social and human needs with, for example, research on a hospital bed sharing mechanism and optimisation, investigation of rainstorm and storm surge occurrence pattern together with flood risk assessment in the Greater Bay Area cities, and time-sequence regenerative repair of atherosclerotic blood vessels with Janus cardiovascular stents.

Prof. Christina WONG, Director of Research and Innovation at PolyU, said, “PolyU is dedicated to conducting impactful research through multi-disciplinary collaborations to foster sustainability for a better world. We are thankful for the support of the NSFC/RGC for the PolyU projects funded under the Collaborative Research Scheme and Joint Research Scheme, which reinforces research strengths across the Mainland and Hong Kong to lead innovative discoveries.”

The NSFC/RGC supports research projects jointly proposed by Mainland and Hong Kong researchers for their scientific merit. The CRS, which was newly introduced in 2022/23, aims to support larger-scale collaborative research across disciplines and/or across universities in the Mainland and Hong Kong with a view to enhancing research output and impact. The grant for each Hong Kong applicant is limited to HK$3.6 million. The JRS promotes collaboration between researchers in the Mainland and Hong Kong for their complementary strengths. The amount of funding for Hong Kong applicants is limited to HK$1.25 million.


List of PolyU Projects funded under NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme 2022/23

Research Field

Project Title

Hong Kong Project Coordinator

Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution

Information Technology


Monolithically Integrated Electronics with Two-Dimensional Semiconductors – from Controllable Growth to Device Integration

Prof. CHAI Yang
Department of Applied Physics

Prof. ZHANG Wenjing
Shenzhen University

New Materials Science

Long-cycle and High-energy-density Flexible Li Batteries Using Hollow Multishelled Structure and Hierarchical Composite Electrode

Prof. ZHENG Zijian
Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology

Prof. YANG Mei
Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences


List of PolyU Projects funded under NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme 2022/23

Research Field

Project Title

Hong Kong Principal Investigator

Mainland Principal Investigator/ Institution

Information Technology

Enhancing Digital Asset Security Basedon the Blockchain Technology

Prof. XIAO Bin
Department of Computing

Prof. DENG Xiaotie
Peking University

Management Science

Mechanism and Optimization for Hospital Bed Sharing

Prof. YE Hengqing Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies

Prof. WAN Guohua
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Marine and Environmental Science

Investigation of Rainstorm - Storm Surge Joint Occurrence Pattern and Induced Flooding Risk Assessment in Coastal Cities within the Greater Bay Area (GBA)

Dr DUAN Huanfeng
Department of Civil and Environment Engineering

Prof. ZHENG Feifei
Zhejiang University

An Integrated System of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Surface Vehicles for Smart Maritime Support in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

Dr LIU Wei
Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering

Prof. MA Yong
Wuhan University of Technology

New Materials Science

Tin-Based Metal Halide Perovskites for X-Ray Detectors

Prof. YAN Feng
Department of Applied Physics

Prof. YANG Shihe
Peking University


Mathematical Modeling and Analysis on the Predator-mediated Competitions and their Biological Consequences

Prof. WANG Zhian
Department of Applied Mathematics

Prof. LOU Yuan
Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Stochastic Multiobjective Optimization and Applications

Prof. CHEN Xiaojun
Department of Applied Mathematics

Prof. YANG Xinmin
Chongqing Normal University

Time-sequence Regenerative Repair of Atherosclerotic Blood Vessels with Janus Cardiovascular Stents

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Prof. YANG Zhilu
Southern Medical University



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