Eminent City University of Hong Kong faculty receive RGC awards

Outstanding faculty members at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) were recognised by the Research Grants Council (RGC) at an Awards Presentation Ceremony on 24 November for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to higher education.

Awards were presented to 14 CityU winners on five RGC schemes including the inaugural RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme, RGC Research Fellow Scheme and RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme; as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme and Early Career Scheme.

The recipients are either exceptionally outstanding researchers or promising young researchers in their early careers. Selected through a rigorous process overseen by RGC selection panels, these scholars reflect the University’s excellence in research.

The award-winning CityU faculty have been granted around HK$34 million funding for their research in a broad range of disciplines.

RGC Senior Research Fellow SchemeChair Professor Yang Tong, Department of Mathematics
RGC Research Fellow SchemeProfessor Johnny Ho Chung-yin, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringDr Lu Yang, Department of Mechanical EngineeringDr Wang Feng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship SchemeDr Chen Si, School of Energy and EnvironmentDr Adnan Shakoor, Department of Biomedical EngineeringDr Yvette To Yee-man, Department of Asian and International StudiesDr Xiong Yuan, Department of ChemistryDr Yuan Kuo, Department of ChemistryMs Zhang Anqi, Department of Electrical EngineeringDr Zhang Shiwei, Department of Mechanical EngineeringMs Zhou Yixin, Department of Media and Communication
Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship SchemeDr Christoph Alexander Hafner, Department of English
Early Career SchemeDr Venus Lo Hiu-ling, Department of Management Sciences

Among the awardees for the Senior Research Fellow Scheme is CityU alumna Professor Christy Cheung Mei-kwan, a renowned expert in Information Systems and e-Business Management. She received her bachelor’s degree and PhD at CityU and is now with the School of Business at Baptist University of Hong Kong.