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PolyU receives the most postdoctoral fellows in Hong Kong Scholars Program for the twelfth consecutive year

7 Sep 2022

In the 2022 Hong Kong Scholars Program, 50 high-quality postdoctoral fellows under the age of 35 were selected from leading universities in Mainland China. PolyU has admitted 19 of them, accounting for the largest share of recruitment among the participating Hong Kong universities in the program. Since the first round of this program in 2011, PolyU has recruited the most fellows for the twelfth  consecutive year.

This program  is jointly launched by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and the China National Postdoctoral Council under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. It aims at effectively pooling talent and research resources of Hong Kong and the Mainland to train outstanding postdoctoral fellows, particularly in experimental science and engineering disciplines. Shortlisted fellows are required to be present in Hong Kong on or before 28 February 2023 to undertake research work with their supervisors.

19 academics  of PolyU will serve as supervisors to nurture the solicited fellows for two years to carry out high-level research work. The research projects cover various areas: mathematics, mechanical engineering, physics, materials science and engineering, electrical engineering, civil and environmental engineering, medical technology, surveying and mapping science and technology, chemical technology, and management science application.

List of involved PolyU scholars and projects:


Project Title

Prof Qiao Zhonghua
Department of Applied Mathematics

High order numerical methods for solving gradient flow problems

Prof Dai Jiyan

Department of Applied Physics

Advanced energy storage thin film materials

Prof Cheng Li

Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Engineering

Acoustic/structural wave manipulation and control for vibration/noise abatement and structural health monitoring Applications

Dr Choy Yat Sze

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Aircraft engine noise control using thin and smart material

Dr Tang Hui

Associate Head (Research) and Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Machine Learning for Fluid Mechanics

Prof Yan Feng

Department of Applied Physics

High-performance optoelectronic devices based on novel perovskite materials

Prof Or Siu-wing Derek

Department of Electrical Engineering

Advanced Functional and Smart Materials for Emerging Sensing, Absorption, Catalytic, and Energy Applications

Dr An Liang
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Electrochemical energy systems

Prof Xiao Fu

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Associate Dean (Partnership) of the Faculty of Construction and Environment

Development of Smart Building Management Technologies Towards Carbon Neutrality

Prof Xu Zhao

Department of Electrical Engineering

Control and analysis of future power systems under dual carbon transformation

Prof Chai Yang

Department of Applied Physics

Associate Dean (Research) of the Faculty of Science

Two-dimensional materials for nanoelectronics applications

Ir Prof Yang Hongxing

Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering

Development of hybrid renewable energy systems with energy storage in buildings towards carbon neutrality

Prof Tao Yu

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Innovative hybrid structures incorporating fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites

Prof LIU Zhi-zhao George

Associate Head (Partnership), Department of Land Surveying and Geo-informatics

Understand the Water Vapor Characteristics during Typhoon using Beidou and GPS Satellite Observation Techniques in Support of Weather Forecasting (pending confirmation)

Prof Dan Tsang

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Food waste upcycling into value-added products

Dr Zhen Leng

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Critical Solutions to High-Performance Recycling of Various Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement Mixtures Containing Modifiers

Prof Wang Tao

Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Field and laboratory investigations of reactive bromine gases and their impact on winter air quality

Prof Jing Cai

Department of Health Technology and Informatics

Cancer Radiotherapy Big Data Multi-omics Analysis

Prof Ye Hengqing

Department of Logistics & Maritime Studies

Management science application to healthcare service

(According to List of Hong Kong Scholars Program 2022)

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