The Research Grants Council's (RGC) Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) aims to provide sustained support to exceptionally outstanding researchers at UGC-funded universities in Hong Kong. Nominees are assessed based on various criteria that include leadership quality and vision in their chosen area of research and the merit of the research proposal.


In the SRFS 2022/23, three PolyU scholars have been awarded grants – another testament to PolyU scholars’ accomplishments and research excellence. They are Prof. Sun Defeng, Chair Professor of Applied Optimization and Operations Research and Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics; Prof. Li Gang, Sir Sze-yuen Chung Endowed Professor in Renewable Energy in the Department of Electronic and Information Engineering; and Prof. Chan Ko-ling Edward, Professor of the Department of Applied Social Sciences.


“After a rigorous assessment process, our three researchers were recognized for their research capabilities, contributions and the potential impact of their proposed research projects,” said Prof. Christopher Chao, Vice President (Research and Innovation).


“We are proud of their outstanding research. This achievement also recognizes the efforts of the PolyU research teams in promoting and conducting multifaceted research,” Prof. Chao added.


The three projects, which have been granted a total of HKD 23 million, focus on nonlinear conic programming, printable organic solar cells and family polyvictimization respectively.