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Professor Norman C. Tien and Dr C.K. Chui

Novel space for ground-breaking pursuits by young innovators

Professor Norman C. Tien and Dr C.K. Chui

From creating the world’s fastest robotic fish on rescue mission, advanced models of electric vehicles to the best walkers for the elderly, the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing (Innovation Wing) at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been abuzz with exploratory activities by aspiring students.

Professor Yang Jun, Professor Chen Ji, Professor K.T. Chau, Professor C.Y. Tang

Research cluster focusing on sustainable growth and energy

Professor Yang Jun, Professor Chen Ji, Professor K.T. Chau, Professor C.Y. Tang

At HKU, sustainable energy engineering is among the two major streams of the environmental research cluster, with the other stream being water environmental engineering.

Professor George Q. Huang, Dr. Huang Kaibin, Dr. Pan Jia and Professor Reynold C.K. Cheng

Pioneering work and study in Data Science

Professor George Q. Huang, Dr Huang Kaibin, Dr Pan Jia and Professor Reynold C.K. Cheng

Many are no stranger to the concept of big data in today’s world. But few may be aware of the diverse job opportunities and burgeoning demand for data scientists and engineers. 

Professor Norman Tien and Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

A game-changer for Garment Production

Professor Norman C. Tien and Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

Centre for Transformative Garment Production aims at utilizing today’s artificial intelligence and robotics technology to re-engineer the garment industry, with an ultimate goal to increase production capacity, quality and work safety, and create new, high-level job opportunities for the decades to come.

Dr. Paddy K.L. Chan, Professor Anderson H.C. Shum, Professor Barbara P. Chan, Professor David Weitz and Professor Kenneth K.Y. Wong | Professor Fawwaz Habbal

Top-notch scientists create healthy impact

Professor Anderson H.C. Shum, Professor Kenneth K.Y. Wong, Professor Barbara P. Chan, Dr Paddy K.L. Chan, Professor David Weitz and Professor Fawwaz Habbal

Advanced Biomedical Instrumentation Centre is a major collaborative effort between HKU and Harvard SEAS to translate advanced biomedical instrumentation into real-world healthcare solutions that benefit people in Hong Kong and around the world.

Professor S.M. Yiu and Dr Allan Au

Pivotal all-rounded training for FinTech talents

Professor S.M. Yiu and Dr Allan Au

The University of Hong Kong has taken the lead in nurturing talents to meet the rising needs of FinTech. It launched the territory’s first multidisciplinary FinTech undergraduate programme. The programme is among a series of efforts made by HKU’s Faculty of Engineering to step up FinTech training across the territory.

Professor Huang Mingxin and Dr Luo Ping

Driven by scientific pursuits

Professor Huang Mingxin and Dr Luo Ping

Their time spent abroad shaped their scientific research career but for two professors from The University of Hong Kong’s Faculty of Engineering, it is their commitment to fundamental research that led to their notable breakthroughs.

Professor Kaimin Shih, Professor Li Xiao-yan, Dr May Chui and Professor Zhang Tong

Raising the level of water technology

Professor Kaimin Shih, Professor Li Xiao-yan, Dr May Chui and Professor Zhang Tong

In a high density, highly urbanised city like Hong Kong, wastewater treatment is of the prime importance to ensure public health. In recent years local research in the area has been stepped up, resulting in advanced technology that yields diverse benefits.

Professor Giulio Chiribella

Finding causes and effects

Professor Giulio Chiribella

A pioneering researcher in quantum information science, computer science Professor Giulio Chiribella at the University of Hong Kong opened the door to an exciting new development in the realm of artificial intelligence.

Professor Anderson Shum

Big attempts at micro level

Professor Anderson Shum

While many regard studying samples under the lens of a microscope as a routine for scientists, new tools have emerged for researchers to carry out their work.

Professor  Wei Pan

Building higher up: juggles the way with blocks

Professor Wei Pan

Modular Integrated Construction (MiC) is recognized to be beneficial for high-rise buildings internationally, especially practical in a metropolitan like Hong Kong. To put it short, the building process of MiC can be as simple as piling up blocks. However, the technology behind is complicated with regards to the design, construction and maintenance of structural buildings.