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PAIR research projects shine in RGC Collaborative Research Fund 2023/24 exercise

30 Jan 2024

Funding & Donations

In the Collaborative Research Fund (CRF) 2023/24 exercise of the Research Grant Committee (RGC), PolyU has 9 projects granted with a total of HK$55.491 million from the Collaborative Research Project Grant (CRPG), ranking first among Hong Kong universities in the amount of CRPG funding awarded; and 2 projects granted with a total of $9.435 million from the Young Collaborative Research Grant (YCRG). Among them, eight CRPG projects and both YCRG projects are led by PAIR researchers.


Name of PI

Title(s) and Constituent Research Unit(s)

Research Project


PAIR projects supported by CRPG

Prof XIA Yong

Management Committee Member of RIAIoT Member of RISUD and RCDSE

Towards future climate-resilient sea-crossing bridges via intelligent learning of long-term real monitoring data


Prof YANG Mo

Member of PRI and RISports

High-resolution single-cell multi-omics: Joint profiling of multiple types of biomolecules in the same single cell


Prof CHEN Jianli

Member of RILS

Multi-sensor monitoring, geophysical interpretation and prediction of sea level rise in Hong Kong


Dr TAN Youhua

Member of RISA and RCSV

The roles of mechanically heterogeneous local niches within primary tumors in metastatic organotropism


Prof. CAO Jiannong

Director of RIAIoT

Management Committee Member of RISUD

Member of RiFood, RI-IWEAR, RISE, RISA and SCRI

Heterogeneity-aware collaborative edge AI acceleration


Prof. WANG Yuhong

Member of RILS, RISE, RISUD and RCRE

Improving the health and stability of roadside trees in compact urban development through novel road systems and tree root “training”


Dr CHENG King Yip Kenneth

Member of RiFood and RCMI

White adipose tissue (fat) dysfunction in ageing and its related metabolic diseases: New insights and therapeutic potential


Dr ZHAO Jiong

Member of RIAM

Scalable two-dimensional polymorphic ferroelectrics towards in-memory processing


PAIR projects supported by YCRG

Dr Bolton CHAU

Associate Director of MHRC

The role of the human frontopolar cortex in complex decision making: Neural network modelling, aging, and enhancement


Dr LIU Liang

Member of RIAIoT

Sensing in 6G cellular networks


Research Units Research Institute for Advanced Manufacturing | Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence of Things | Research Institute for Future Food | Research Institute for Intelligent Wearable Systems | Research Institute for Land and Space | Photonics Research Institute | Research Institute for Smart Ageing | Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Smart Cities Research Institute | Otto Poon Charitable Foundation Research Institute for Smart Energy | Research Institute for Sports Science and Technology | Research Institute for Sustainable Urban Development | Research Centre for Chinese Medicine Innovation | Research Centre for Deep Space Explorations | Mental Health Research Centre | Research Centre for Resources Engineering towards Carbon Neutrality | Research Centre for SHARP Vision

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