$80m gift to boost growth; strongest transparent masks; Chinese herbs preventing Alzheimer’s

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DECEMBER 2020

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The pandemic never stops our research and learning vibes. Get to know our latest innovation for a highly effective, breathable, transparent mask and see our thanks to the generous donation from our continuous supporter.

HK$80m Gift to Boost HKUST Growth

Following last year’s HK$100m donation from Yuexiu Group, HKUST is thankful to have received another HK$80 million from the Chinese conglomerate to support the University’s development in teaching, research, and innovation at both the Clear Water Bay and Guangzhou campuses.

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World’s strongest nanofilm for transparent masks

HKUST’s scientists have developed an ultrathin nanofilm for multiple biomedical and environmental applications, including see-through and breathable masks with 99% virus filtration efficiency, permitting lip and face reading for the hearing-impaired.

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Sustainability in a nutshell

This enchanting ebook celebrates the outstanding work of the HKUST community that makes our campus smarter and more sustainable. From crowd monitoring data to smART steps, all featured projects demonstrate our technological innovation via trial-and-error.

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Strengthening brains with Chinese herbs

Inspired by the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine, a team of HKUST neuroscientists has come up with herbal supplements to effectively prevent Alzheimer’s, a disease treated predominantly with Western medicine.

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Next-gen EV battery coming soon

A novel electrode design concept represents a big step toward the practical use of a next-generation battery that is even more powerful and longer-lasting, potentially extending the driving range of electric vehicles (EV).

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Once a physicist, always a physicist?

IAS Junior Fellow Dr. LIU Tong gets the best of both worlds. Well-versed in physics and economics, the scholar reveals how his cross-disciplinary background has helped him pursue environmental economics research.

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Faculty Awards

DECEMBER 2020

National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow

Prof. KWOK Hoi-Sing

Executive Director of State Key Laboratory of Advanced Displays and Optoelectronics Technologies

Best Tunisia Researcher Residing Abroad

Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

Prof. Francesco CIUCCI

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher 2020

Prof. ZHAO Tianshou

Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study
Director of HKUST Energy Institute

2020 IEEE SPS Young Author Best Paper Award

Prof. Daniel PALOMAR

Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering
Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics

Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 2021

Prof. Randy POON Yat-Choi

Division of Life Science

2021 AMS-SIAM George David Birkhoff Prize in Applied Mathematics, the American Mathematical Society and the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Prof. Gunther UHLMANN

IAS Si Yuan Professor
Department of Mathematics

Find out about all the awards we have earned over the years

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