Dedicated to pioneering works in the field of colour science, Dr Tommy Minchen Wei, Associate Professor from the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has been awarded funding from the National’s 2022 Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) with a total amount of RMB 2 million.
Dr Wei has been continuously conducting research on fundamental colour science, and the research outcomes have contributed to the further understanding of human visual system and mechanisms, in order to investigate and improve the quality of lighting and imaging systems. The awarded project he led, namely “Colour Appearance Model and Colour Space”, aims to investigate colour appearance and difference under complicated conditions. The research findings can be used for various imaging systems, such as cameras, displays, smartphones, tablets, drones, and metaverse-related systems, which will be of great scientific and practical importance for colour science and industry.
Under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) aims to support young scholars (under the age of 38 for male or 40 for female) who have attained achievements in basic research and conducted innovative research in their chosen fields, fostering them to be internationally leading scholars.