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|News and Awards||Student Achievements|
|2018||Chemistry Department is ranked No. 23 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2018||30 May 2018||Three of our RPg students (see below) are awarded the Research Excellence Award 2017/2018 by School of Science, HKUST for their outstanding achievements in research. The awards will be presented on 30 May 2018.
Miss Lu HUANG (Supervisor: Prof. Hongkai Wu), Miss WANG Qiongqiong (Supervisor: Prof. Jianzhen Yu) and Mr. ZENG Xiangze (Supervisor: Prof. Xuhui Huang)
|2018||24 Feb 2018||Our UG student representatives [Miss Seungyeon Olivia LEE(Y3), Miss Jacqueline Cheryl SABRINA(Y3), Mr. Ting Hei Matthew WONG(Y1)] participated
in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2018 on 24 Feb 2018 and
won the Championship.
The theme of this year's (29th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is
"CHEMISTRY FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING STYLE". The topic
assigned to the HKUST team is "Transportation"
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Dr. Jason K.K. CHAN is awarded the 2018 UGC Teaching Award under the category of Early Career Faculty Members. The Presentation Ceremony took place on 6 Sepember 2018. For details, please visit the following weblinks:
Prof. Simon Wan CHAN is selected to receive the 2018 Chemical Research in Toxicology (CRT) Young Investigator Award by the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Chemical Toxicology (TOXI). The lectureship will be presented in August 2018 at the Fall ACS National meeting in Boston, USA.
Prof. Jianwei SUN's research team has discovered a new synthetic route to produce chiral molecules which may bring safer and more affordable medicine.
Nature Communications (September 2017)
|Nov 2017||Mr. LAM Wai Yun (BSc/CHEM, Year 4) is awarded the Professor Edmond Ko Scholarship Award for Student Mentoring 2017/18 for his participation and contribution in student-to-student mentoring at the University. The award was presented on 8 Nov 2017.|
|April 2017||Mr. CHEN Shangshang, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. He Yan), is awarded the Research Excellence Award 2016/2017 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research. The award was presented on 19 April 2017.|
|2018||Prof. Benzhong Tang received the State Natural Science Award (First Class) 2017 for Outstanding Achievements in the research of Aggregation-induced Emission (AIE). The award was presented in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 8 January, 2018.
||Feb 2017||Our UG student representatives [Mr. Tin Ho LEUNG(Y3), Miss
Yun-wen MAO(Y2) and Mr. Chin Wang Owen LEI(Y2)] participated
in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2017 on 25 Feb 2017 and
won the 1st Runner-up award.
The theme of this year's (28th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is
"CHEMISTRY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION". The topic
assigned to the HKUST team is "Green Building"
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|12 Dec 2018||
In recognition of the outstanding teaching and research achievements of our faculty who have earned numerous awards and honors, the University is going to organize the Second Faculty Recognition Ceremony to acknowledge their achievements in the 2017/18 academic year. In our department, five faculty members are included in the List of Honorees: Dr. Jason K.K. CHAN, Prof. Simon Wan CHAN, Prof. Ding PAN, Prof. Benzhong TANG and Prof. Ching W. TANG (in alphabetical order). The Ceremony will take place on 12 December 2018.
|11 Dec 2018||
Prof. Jianzhen Yu is selected as one of the winners of the School of Science Service Awards 2018. The award will be presented at the School Board Meeting to be held on 11 Dec 2018.
|2017||Prof. Benzhong Tang and Dr. Jacky Lam were identified as Highly Cited Researcher in 2017 by Thomson Reuters||May 2016||Miss ZHAO Yueyue, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Benzhong Tang), is awarded the Research Excellence Award 2015/2016 by School of Science, HKUST for her outstanding achievements in research. The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 17 May 2016.|
|25 Oct 2017||
Prof. Benzhong Tang is awarded the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation on 25 October 2017.
|May 2017||Dr. Jason Chan has been selected as the recipient of the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 in respect of the Common Core Course "CHEM 1004 Chemistry in Everyday Life" that he taught. The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 11 May 2017 (Thursday).||Apr 2016||
In a media conference on 27 April 2016, Mr. Jan Engels, PhD candidate (Supervisor: Prof. Reinhard Renneberg) and Mr. Langston Suen (PhD candidate, CBME and Co-developer of the technology) unveiled their new innovation on a drug delivery tool that can administer drugs into the eye through ultrasound Please visit the following links on the media coverage:
無線新聞 – 科大研超聲波導入技術 取代眼球注射治眼疾
TVB Pearl – News At Seven-Thirty (video time 11:09-13:07)
China Daily – HK innovation to spare patients eye injections
|Mar 2017||Prof. Simon Wan CHAN and other researchers published an article entitled "Quantitation of Aristolochic Acids in Corn, Wheat Grain, and Soil Samples Collected in Serbia: Identifying a Novel Exposure Pathway in the Etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy". It was selected for the 2017 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award (AGRO division) by the American Chemical Society|
|2016||Chemistry Department is ranked No. 28 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2016|
|2016||Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2016|
|2016||Prof. Benzhong Tang and Dr. Jacky Lam were identified as Highly Cited Researcher in 2016 by Thomson Reuters|
|13 Dec 2016||Prof Ching W Tang, received the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal together with two other professors for their pioneering work on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays|
|5 Dec 2016||Prof. He YAN (Henry) is awarded the School of Science Teaching Award 2016. The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 5 Dec 2016.||Feb 2016||Our UG student representatives [Miss Samantha Ting HUNG 孔祐庭 (Y3), Mr. Teddy Lap Tak HUNG 熊立德 (Y3) and Miss Nadiya Aisha YUDIANA(Y2)] participated in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2016 on 27 Feb 2016 and won the Championship.
The theme of this year's (27th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is "CHEMISTRY AND JUSTICE". The topic assigned to the HKUST team is "Sports Performance"
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|1 Aug 2016||
Prof. Henry He YAN's research team has discovered a novel material
system that would revolutionize the future development of Organic Solar Cells (OSCs). It was published in Nature Energy in June.
|Apr 2015||Mr. QIAN Hui, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Jianwei Sun), is awarded the Young Scientist Award 2014/2015 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research.
The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 18 May 2015.
|6 May 2016||
Professor Rongbiao Tong was interviewed by Prof. Matteo Zanda
|Feb 2015||Our UG student representatives [Miss Samantha Ting HUNG 孔祐庭 (Y2), Mr. Will Wai Hang LEE 李偉鏗 (Y2) and Miss Tammy Wing CHEUNG 張穎 (Y3)] participated in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2015 on 28 Feb 2015 and won the 1st Runner-Up Award
The theme of this year's (26th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is "Chemistry and Discovery". The topic assigned to the HKUST team is "The Contribution of Gerhard Ertl's work on Advancement of Chemistry in the Area of Chemical Processes on Solid Surfaces"
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|May 2014||Mr. LEUNG Wai Tung, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Benzhong Tang), was awarded the Research Excellence Award 2013/2014 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research|
|15 Feb 2016||An article "Unusual Molecules Shine Light on New Applications" in The New York Times (Science) was posted on-line on 15 Feb 2016 featuring Prof. Benzhong Tang's work on AIE||Apr 2014||Miss QIAO Qin (Supervisor: Prof. Xuhui Huang) received the Best Poster Award (Physical Chemistry) in The 21th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong, HKU|
|2 Feb 2016||The research team led by Prof. Henry He Yan developes environmentally friendly organic solar cells with record performance||Apr 2014||Mr. ZHU Liangyu (Supervisor: Prof. Rongbiao Tong) received the Best Poster Award (Organic Chemistry) in The 21st Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong, HKU|
|2015||Chemistry Department is ranked No. 25 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2015|
|2015||Prof. Guochen Jia, Prof. Wa Hung Leung and Prof. Lam Lung Yeung were the recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2015|
|2015||Prof. Benzhong Tang and Dr. Jacky Lam were identified as Highly Cited Researcher in 2015 by Thomson Reuters|
|6 Dec 2015||HKUST has established two Hong Kong branches of Chinese
National Engineering Research Centers (CNERC), one of which
is the Hong Kong Branch of CNERC for Tissue
Restoration and Reconstruction, led by Prof. Benzhong
Tang. It will focus on the research of new luminescent materials
and their high-tech applications in biomedical sensors and
chemical probes, which are set to benefit fields including detection, imaging, quarantine, inspection, diagnosis,
environmental protection and homeland security.
|2 Dec 2015||Prof. He Yan (Henry) is awarded the School of Science Research Award 2015. The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 10 Dec 2015.|
|1 Sep 2015||Congratulations to Prof. Jianwei Sun on being featured under Author Profile in Angewandte Chemie.
For details, please click here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201502973/full
|20 Jul 2015|
|13 - 17 Jul 2015||Summer Camp 2015 for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students|
|10 Jan 2015||Prof. Shihe YANG [a team member of the research project led
by Prof. Weijia WEN (PHYS); other team members include
Prof. Ping SHENG (PHYS) and Prof. Wing Yim TAM (PHYS)]
received the 2014 State Natural Science Award (Second Class) for their work on the project entitled "Structural and physical mechanism investigation for giant electrorheological fluid"
|2014||Chemistry Department is ranked No. 19 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2014|
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|3 - 7 Dec 2014||2014 International Year of Crystallography - Agilent OpenLab Hong Kong (Chairman: Prof. Ian WILLIAMS)|
|26 Nov 2014||Prof. Zhenyang Lin was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2014|
|26 Nov 2014||Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2014|
|13 Nov 2014||The research team led by Prof Henry He Yan developes materials for record efficiency polymer solar cells|
|1 Oct 2014||Prof Ching Tang received the 2014 OSA Holonyak Award from the Optical Society of America|
|24 Sep 2014||The research team led by Prof Benzhong Tang discovers new Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) materials for applications in forensic science and bacterial imaging|
|15 Sep 2014||5th Unilever-RSC International Symposium on Functional Materials Science|
|31 Jul 2014|
|14 - 18 Jul 2014|
|22 - 27 Jun 2014|
|18 Jun 2014||Prof. Benzhong TANG and Dr. Jacky Wing Yip LAM
are being listed as the highly cited researchers in the
ScienceWatch according to the recent Thomson Reuters
(formerly ISI) report, “The World’s Most Influential
Scientific Minds 2014” announced globally on 18 June 2014
|26 - 28 Apr 2014||Functional Conformational Changes in Complex Biological Systems|
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|12 Dec 2013|
|7 - 10 Dec 2013|
|9 Dec 2013|
|Jul 2013||Summer Camp 2013 for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students|
Prof. Xuhui Huang was awarded the Early Career Award from Research Grant Council of Hong Kong
|19 May 2013|
|18 Feb 2013|
|2013||2013 Departmental Best TA Award|
|2013||Prof. Benzhong Tang was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry|
|2013||Prof. Yijing Yan was elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society|
|2013||Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2013|