Four researchers win grants from China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund
Four scientists at PolyU have been awarded funding from China's Excellent Young Scientists Fund 2020. The fund supports young scientists who have made signiﬁcant contributions in fundamental research, helping them become leading international scholars in their ﬁeld. Each scientist will receive RMB1.2 million to support their work in Hong Kong over a three-year period.
Under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Fund was extended to young scientists, deﬁned as men aged below 38 and women aged below 40, in Hong Kong and Macau at eight designated universities in 2019. A total of 25 young scholars from Hong Kong and Macau are awarded funding annually.
The successful PolyU researchers and their projects are:
|Researcher||Post title / Department||Project description|
|Dr An Liang||Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering|
Flow and Heat/Mass Transfer in Electrochemical Energy Systems
|Dr Ray Yang Lei||Assistant Professor, Department of Computing|
Battery-free Internet of Things
|Dr Zhou Chao||Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
Unsaturated Soils and Problematic Soils
|Dr Zhu Xiaolin||Assistant Professor, Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics|
Remote Sensing: Time Series Image Processing
It is encouraging to see young scientists from PolyU supported by the Nation to further develop their research. The provision of the Fund not only reﬂects the Nation’s support of Hong Kong’s scientiﬁc research, but also encourages young local scientists to pursue excellence in both basic research and research in cutting-edge technologies.
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