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Unveil liquid metal microelectrodes for implantable bioelectronic devices

智慧能源研究院成員鄭子劍教授研發液態金屬微電極 具柔軟、透氣、可拉伸優點 可用於植入式生物電子裝置 (只有英文版本)

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Zijian ZHENG,our RISE Management Committee member have a significant research finding regarding to energy materials. This paper is published in Science Advances. Title: Wafer-patterned, permeable, and stretchable liquid metal microelectrodes for implantable bioelectronics with chronic biocompatibility For more detail, please refer to Reference: Press release: English -; Chinese -   Online coverage: Hong Kong Economic Journal - Oriental Daily News - Hong Kong Economic Times - Sing Tao Daily - Ta Kung Pao - Wen Wei Po - Hong Kong Commercial Daily - Hong Kong China News Agency - Line Today -


Prof Zhao XU


We are pleased to announce that our RISE Management Committee member, Professor Zhao XU is awarded with Key Program of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 2023! Project PI: Prof. Zhao XU He is the professor of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the directors of Power System Laboratory and Smart Microgrid Laboratory, the deputy of CSG-PolyU Joint Institute for the Green and Secure Power Grid, and the Chairman of IEEE Hong Kong Section. Prof. Xu has edited one monograph and published more than 150 scientific papers in top international journals and conferences. His research achievements have been awarded the First Prize of Natural Science by the Ministry of Education, and the Gold and Bronze Awards at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Project tittle: Low-Carbon Smart Operation of Integrated Energy System Considering Multi-energy Flow Trading Mechanism, Interaction Model and Decision-making Algorithm under Complex Time-Space Coupling Environment Project Description: The ‘dual carbon’ target spurs the smart integrated energy system’s participation in the multi-market joint transaction of the electricity and carbon emission markets. However, the large-scale integration of renewable energy will bring great uncertainty to the optimal operation of the smart integrated energy system. To this end, this project intends to investigate the critical technologies for the low-carbon smart operation of the integrated energy system on multi-energy flow transaction mechanism, interaction model, and decision-making algorithm under a complex time-space coupling environment. First, conduct in-depth research on the demand response mechanism, peer-to-peer power trading mechanism, and multi-agents carbon trading mechanism from the perspective of multi-energy complementarity to establish a multi-market trading mechanism for the interconnected integrated energy systems to achieve low-carbon operation; Second, determine the impact of multi-temporal and spatial complex coupling and multi-agents game interaction in multiple markets to establish a multi-temporal and spatial coupling integrated energy system optimization model to hedge against the influence of multi-agents complex interaction to ensure the safe and stable economic operation of the system and improve the proportion of renewable energy. Third, an efficient collaborative optimization algorithm for integrated energy system transactions and operations based on model and data fusion driven is proposed to achieve solid technical support for efficient energy management. Finally, a simulation platform is built that integrates transaction mechanisms, optimization models, and management decision-making algorithms to promote the realization of the goal of carbon neutrality. Congratulations to Professor Xu! Reference: Media Release:          Online coverage: Ta Kung Pao - Wen Wei Po -  


Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award


We are pleased to announce that our RISE Associate Director, Professor Wai-yeung WONG Raymond, Dean of Faculty of Science, Chair Professor of Chemical Technology and Clarea Au Professor in Energy at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is awarded Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award from the Ministry of Education for his significant research in organic photovoltaic materials! Awarded Project: Alkylthio Side-Chain Engineering of High-Performance Organic Photovoltaic Materials This project was jointly conducted by researchers from Soochow  University, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Hong Kong Baptist University, which was recognized the Second-Class Award in Natural Science. Prof. WONG said, “This award is an important affirmation of our research achievements. It inspires us to keep working hard on our research journey and striving to innovate with research that makes a great contribution to the community.” Prof. WONG’s research focuses on  the design and synthesis of molecular functional materials and metallopolymers with photofunctional properties and energy functions. The research team aims to develop sustainable energy sources and improve technologies for energy conversion, contributing to sustainable development. The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) were set up by the Ministry of Education to recognise outstanding research projects at tertiary institutions nationwide. The award is presented to individuals or units who have made remarkable contributions in science and technology advancement, translational research and talent cultivation. Congratulations to Professor Wong!   Reference: PolyU Media Release: Weixin:


Prof Meng NI

倪萌教授獲大學教育資助委員會頒發研資局高級研究學者 2023/24(只有英文版本)

We are pleased to announce that our RISE member, Professor Meng NI is awarded RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme (SRFS) 2023/24! This scheme aims at providing sustained support and relief from teaching and administrative duties to exceptionally outstanding researchers, to facilitate their full dedication to research and development and help universities attract and retain research talent. Professor Ni’s project “Protonic ceramic fuel cells for clean power generation: From new cathode materials to new stack designs” is awarded with a fellowship grant of around HKD$7.8M. Characterised by their high efficiency and low emission, protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs) are power sources that promise to replace conventional thermal power plants. Despite this, the practical performance of a PCFC stack remains limited due to high energy at the cathode and the non-uniform distribution of reactants in a traditional PCFC stack. The project adopts both the trial-and-error and machine learning-based approaches to facilitate new cathode material development. Through multi-physics modelling and optimisation techniques, unconventional stack designs, including several nature-inspired stack configurations, will be evaluated for PCFC. The research integrates engineering, chemistry, physics and material science to address the complex challenges of using PCFC for clean power generation. Congratulations to Professor Ni! Reference: PolyU Media Release:


Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission_Dr Hangxin LI

智慧能源研究院成員黎航欣教授榮獲深圳科技創新委員會可持續發展科技專項-雙碳專項資助 (只有英文版本)

We are pleased to share that Dr. Hangxin LI, our young RISE member and Research Assistant Professor of Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE), was awarded the Dual-Carbon Fund from Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission (深圳科技創新委員會可持續發展科技專項-雙碳專項). The total funding amount of the project is RMB 5.1 million, including 1.1 million of industrial matching.    The project is led by our RISE young member, Dr. Li as the Project Coordinator (PC), in collaboration with Shenzhen University and Shenzhen Institute of Building Research. The key members of PolyU team also include Prof. Shengwei WANG and Prof. Fu XIAO, as Co-PIs, from RISE and the Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering (BEEE). The project aims at developing and demonstrating the energy efficiency and flexibility technologies for buildings in high-density cities to support the achievement of Carbon Neutrality goal in the GBA. The main objectives of the project include: (i). to develop system optimization technologies of buildings for enhanced energy efficiency and flexibility, (ii). to develop online optimal control technologies for energy efficiency and flexibility management of buildings, and (iii). to implement and demonstrate the system optimization and control technologies developed.   Congratulations to Dr Li!    


Prof Gang LI

智慧能源研究院成員李剛教授研究團隊創新紀錄:有機太陽能電池功率轉換效率達創紀錄19.31% (只有英文版本)

We are delighted to share with you that Professor Gang LI, our RISE Associate Director research team have a significant achievement – Achieving record 19.31% efficiency with organic solar cells. They invented a novel OSC morphology-regulating technique by using 1,3,5-trichlorobenzene as a crystallization regulator. This new technique boosts OSC efficiency and stability. It was published in Nature Communications in March 2023. For more details, please refer to Online coverage: News AZI - Oriental Daily News - Hong Kong Economic Journal - Line Today - Hong Kong China News Agency - Toutiao - Baidu - The Independent - Yahoo UK - Newsbreak -


PAIR Feature Story_Prof Raymond WONG

PAIR Newsletter-Feature Story of Prof. Wai-yeung WONG Raymond (只有英文版本)

We are excited to share that Professor Wai-yeung WONG Raymond, Dean of the Faculty of Science (FS), our RISE Associate Director, Clarea Au Professor in Energy and Chair Professor of Chemical Technology is interviewed in PAIR Newsletter-Issue 6 June 2023 Feature Story-Chemist with superhuman vision saves the world with photofunctional materials. Through this Feature Story, you can be more familiar with Professor Wong, his motto and his research work.   Besides, if you want to review the previous programme of RTHK TV, you may visit here . Professor Wong shares his research on sustainable energy development and enhanced energy conversion technologies.  Come and join us to discover more about Professor Wong! 



理工大學與新地旗下啟勝攜手合作 定節能目標 為期二十四個月(只有英文版本)

We are pleased to announced that Professor Shengwei WANG, Director of RISE is invited to collaborate with Kai Shing Management Services Limited (Kai Shing), conducting applicable researches. PolyU has joint an energy saving charter of Kai Shing, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, and other corporates with an aim of saving 3 million units of electricity in 24 months. Eight of the Properties under Kai Shing will be adopted with Smart air-conditioning control systems, for example, ICC, New Town Plaza, Metroplaza, Yoho Mall, Kowloon Commerce Centre…etc. PolyU has been working with Kai Shing since 2011 and together they have conserved 20 million units of electricity from 2012 to 2022.   Online coverage: Now TV - Ming Pao Daily News - Sing Tao Daily - HK01 - Bastille Post - Yahoo HK -


Geneva Inventions

智慧能源研究院成員許超教授和機電工程署的1項協作研究項目於第四十八屆日內瓦國際發明展獲得金獎 (只有英文版本)

We are pleased to announce that our RISE member, Professor Zhao XU collaborates with The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD), HKSAR, conducting a research project and won the Gold medal in 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. It is a significant event, which provide a unique opportunity for industrial and commercial companies, universities, inventors ad researchers, associations, private and state organisms and institutions to present their inventions, the results of their research and their new products. RISE encourages members to collaborate with different institutions, government and industry, to conduct collaborative research projects in Energy field, brings the great impacts and contribute to the society. Prof. Zhao XU’s achievement represent their efforts on supporting Smart City development and achievement the carbon neutrality. Project: Integrated Self-sustained renewable-Energy Explorer (iSEE) RISE sincerely congratulate to Prof. XU and his research team!   Reference: Geneva Inventions Official Website: EMSD Official News:    


RISE ResearchProf Gang LI

智慧能源研究院成員研發可拉伸的半透明有機太陽能電池,實現10.90%的創紀錄光電轉換效率 (只有英文版本)

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Gang LI and Dr Jiaming HUANG, our RISE members have a significant research finding regarding to solar cells. This paper is published in Energy & Environmental Science, Royal Society of Chemistry. Title: Intrinsically Stretchable, Semi-transparent Organic Photovoltaics with High Efficiency and Mechanical Robustness via A Full-Solution Process For more detail, please refer to         Reference: News Release: