IAS Distinguished Lecture Explores a New Generation of Metal String Complexes
IAS Distinguished Lecture Explores a New Generation of Metal String Complexes
CityU IAS News · 4 Dec 2018
Professor Shie-Ming Peng, a renowned pioneer in molecular wire synthetic chemistry, delivered a distinguished lecture titled “From Homonuclear Metal String Complexes to Heteronuclear Metal String Complexes” for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 30 November 2018.


Four Distinguished Persons Conferred Honorary Doctorates by CityU
Four Distinguished Persons Conferred Honorary Doctorates by CityU
CityU NewsCentre · 26 Nov 2018
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) conferred honorary doctorates on four distinguished persons including IAS Senior Fellow Professor Alain Aspect in recognition of their significant contributions to education and the well-being of society.


“Multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles and superb mechanical behaviors of complex alloys” by IAS Senior Fellows Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu and Professor Ke Lu featured on Science
“Multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles and superb mechanical behaviors of complex alloys” by IAS Senior Fellows Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu and Professor Ke Lu featured on Science
CityU IAS News · 23 Nov 2018
A finding by Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu and Professor Ke Lu, IAS Senior Fellows and their team was featured on Science. The materials scientists report a strategy to enhance the performance of complex alloys by controllably introducing high-density ductile multicomponent intermetallic nanoparticles (MCINPs) in complex alloy systems. This MCINP strategy offers a paradigm to develop next-generation materials for structural applications.


Institute for Advanced Study at City University of Hong Kong opens a new frontier of scientific collaboration
Institute for Advanced Study at City University of Hong Kong opens a new frontier of scientific collaboration
The Standard · 20 Nov 2018
Earlier on Nov 12, Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of CityU invited 6 renowned speakers, all Senior Fellows of IAS, to share at the IAS Conference. Held in honour of Prof. Philippe G. Ciarlet's 80th birthday, the conference celebrated the France-Hong Kong Scientific Cooperation, and CityU's unwavering effort in promoting scientific cooperation between the two places in the past 15 years.


“Enhanced Strength and Ductility in a High-entropy Alloy via Ordered Oxygen Complexes” by IAS Visiting Fellow Professor Tai-Gang (TG) Nieh featured on Nature
“Enhanced Strength and Ductility in a High-entropy Alloy via Ordered Oxygen Complexes” by IAS Visiting Fellow Professor Tai-Gang (TG) Nieh featured on Nature
CityU IAS News · 19 Nov 2018
A finding by Professor TG Nieh, IAS Visiting Professor and his team was featured on Nature. The materials scientists proposed that oxygen can take the form of ordered oxygen complexes, a state in between oxide particles and frequently occurring random interstitials. These results provide insight into the role of interstitial solid solutions and associated ordering strengthening mechanisms in metallic materials.


IAS Conference Celebrating France-Hong Kong Scientific Cooperation in Honour of Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet’s 80th Birthday
IAS Conference Celebrating France-Hong Kong Scientific Cooperation in Honour of Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet’s 80th Birthday
CityU IAS News · 14 Nov 2018
On 12 November 2018, Instituted for Advanced Study (IAS) organized a full-day conference in celebrating the major role of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in developing scientific cooperation between France and Hong Kong, in honour of the 80th Birthday of the renowned Mathematician Professor Philippe G.c, Senior Fellow of IAS and University Distinguished Professor at CityU.


Modeling and Analysis of Markov Processes with Non-stationary Transition Probabilities
Modeling and Analysis of Markov Processes with Non-stationary Transition Probabilities
CityU IAS News · 30 Oct 2018
Professor Peter Glynn, a recognized scholar in management science and the IAS Senior Fellow, delivered a lecture on 29 October for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture Series: Frontiers in Operations Research / Operations Management at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals
Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals
CityU IAS News · 25 Oct 2018
Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, an internationally recognized polymer chemist who discovered the Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ATRP), delivered a distinguished lecture titled “Macromolecular Engineering by Taming Free Radicals” for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 24 October 2018.


IAS Conference Celebrating France-Hong Kong Scientific Cooperation in Honour of Professor G. Ciarlet's 80th Birthday
IAS Conference Celebrating France-Hong Kong Scientific Cooperation in Honour of Professor G. Ciarlet's 80th Birthday
CityU IAS News · 15 Oct 2018
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) will celebrate the major role of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) in developing scientific cooperation between France and Hong Kong, in honour of the 80th Birthday of the renowned Mathematician Professor Philippe G Ciarlet, Senior Fellow of IAS and University Distinguished Professor at CityU, on a full-day IAS Conference on 12 November 2018 at CityU.


In memory of Professor Chang Chun-Yen
In memory of Professor Chang Chun-Yen
CityU IAS News · 12 Oct 2018
The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Chang Chun-Yen, the Emeritus Senior Fellow of IAS and former President of National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), in Taiwan today.


Curvature and Uniformization on Bounded Symmetric Domains
Curvature and Uniformization on Bounded Symmetric Domains
CityU IAS News · 9 Oct 2018
Renowned mathematician Professor Ngaiming Mok delivered a distinguished lecture titled “Curvature and Uniformization on Bounded Symmetric Domains” for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 8 October.


World's First-ever 4D Printing for Ceramics
World's First-ever 4D Printing for Ceramics
ScienceDaily · 18 Aug 2018
A research team at City University of Hong Kong has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics. The team was led by IAS Senior Fellow Professor Jian Lu who is a distinguished materials scientist with research interests ranging from fabricating nanomaterials and advanced structural materials to the computational simulation of surface engineering.


Origami and 4D Printing of Elastomer-derived Ceramic Structures
Origami and 4D Printing of Elastomer-derived Ceramic Structures
Science Advances (Vol. 4, no. 8, eaat0641) · 17 Aug 2018
Researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have accomplished an innovative advancement in materials research by successfully creating the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically strong and can have multifaceted shapes. This could unveil a new chapter in the structural application of ceramics. The team was led by IAS Senior Fellow Professor Jian Lu who is a distinguished materials scientist with research interests ranging from fabricating nanomaterials and advanced structural materials to the computational simulation of surface engineering.


IAS Senior Fellow Professor Herbert Gleiter receives the 2018 Czochralski Award
IAS Senior Fellow Professor Herbert Gleiter receives the 2018 Czochralski Award
CityU IAS News · 8 Aug 2018
Professor Herbert Gleiter, IAS Senior Fellow, has been honored the 2018 Czochralski Award from the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS). The award recognizes the achievements of Professor Gleiter in the field of Advanced Materials Science.


IAS Extended Workshop on Genomes, Cells, and Mathematics
IAS Extended Workshop on Genomes, Cells, and Mathematics
CityU IAS News · 31 Jul 2018
Organized by Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), the IAS Extended Workshop on Genomes, Cells, and Mathematics ran in the month of July at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), featuring 18 world-renowned speakers with interdisciplinary research expertise in the fields of mathematics, computer science, cell biology, human proteome and human genetics.


IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin Marks Elected to The Italian National Academy Of Sciences
IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin Marks Elected to The Italian National Academy Of Sciences
CityU IAS News · 30 Jul 2018
Professor Tobin J. Marks, IAS Senior Fellow, has been elected to the Italian Academy of Sciences, the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei.
Founded in 1603, its illustrious members include Galileo Galilei, Louis Pasteur, Albert Einstein, Enrico Fermi, Werner Heisenberg, and others, and, more recently, American chemists, NU alumnus Harry Gray of Caltech as well as Dick Zare of Stanford.


NANO 2018 explores wonders of science and technology
NANO 2018 explores wonders of science and technology
CityU NewsCentre · 4 Jul 2018
Distinguished scientists and scholars discussed future trends and the latest development in nanomaterials at the 14th International Conference on Nanostructured Materials (NANO 2018) from 24 to 29 June at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Materials Summit ran concurrently with the conference.


Institute for Advanced Study fosters spirit of collaboration
Institute for Advanced Study fosters spirit of collaboration
Science (15 June issue VOL 360, ISSUE 6394) · 15 Jun 2018
Since its founding in 2015, the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), based at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has offered academics and students an innovative, intellectual platform to encourage and foster groundbreaking science research.


Lead halide perovskite: photovoltaics and beyond
Lead halide perovskite: photovoltaics and beyond
CityU NewsCentre · 13 Jun 2018
Professor Park Nam-gyu from the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University in South Korea delivered the latest installment of the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture Series at City University Hong Kong on 11 June. At the lecture, titled “Lead Halide Perovskite: Photovoltaics and Beyond”, Professor Park said a universal method and interfacial nano-engineering had been developed to eliminate hysteresis, which is the lag in response exhibited in a body when reacting to forces affecting it.


Highest national honour in engineering, tech for CityU scientist
Highest national honour in engineering, tech for CityU scientist
CityU NewsCentre · 31 May 2018
The 12th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award was awarded on 30 May to IAS Senior Fellow Professor Lu Jian, a materials scientist focusing on structural metallic materials at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). The Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology (EST) Prizes, composed of "Guanghua EST Achievement Award" and "Guanghua EST Award", are regarded as “the most prestigious award for engineering and technology achievement in China”. “I am very honoured to receive this top award in the engineering and technology sector in China,” said Professor Lu, who is also Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies at CityU.


Wetting as a multiscale phenomenon
Wetting as a multiscale phenomenon
CityU News Centre · 29 May 2018
The relatively simple phenomenon of a sliding drop on a surface is far from quantitatively understood, according to Professor Dr Hans-Jürgen Butt at the latest City University of Hong Kong (CityU) Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture, which was held on 15 May.


IAS - A dynamic centre of advancement
IAS - A dynamic centre of advancement
nature – Spotlight on Hongkong (Volume 557 Issue 7706) · 24 May 2018
Attracting bright minds from around the world, the Institute of Advanced Study at the City University of Hong Kong pursues curiosity-driven research and spreads the importance of scientific knowledge.


IAS lectures on freight transportation and depression disorder system
IAS lectures on freight transportation and depression disorder system
CityU News Centre · 23 Mar 2018
Two Swedish scholars, Professor Karl H. Johansson (School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology) and Professor Tomas Hökfelt (Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet), delivered lectures on cooperative road freight transport and the neuropeptide galanin system in depression disorder respectively as part of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture Series.


IAS Senior Fellow brings to life Kunqu opera
IAS Senior Fellow brings to life Kunqu opera
CityU News Centre · 13 Mar 2018
More than 500 people were taken on a journey into the world of Kunqu by Professor Pai Hsien-yung, a renowned writer and Kunqu expert, in a talk at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 9 March.


Renowned writer Pai Hsien-yung gives lecture on Kunqu Opera in Hong Kong
Renowned writer Pai Hsien-yung gives lecture on Kunqu Opera in Hong Kong
XinhuaNet · 10 Mar 2018
Renowned writer Pai Hsien-yung gives a lecture titled "Love and Beauty of Kunqu Opera" at City University of Hong Kong in south China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, March 9, 2018. Pai is most famous for a number of fiction works including "Taipei People" and "Crystal Boys". A great fan of the Chinese Kunqu Opera, he has also committed himself to preserving and promoting this traditional art form worldwide.


Distinguished lectures on L-function and materials informatics
Distinguished lectures on L-function and materials informatics
CityU News Centre · 14 Feb 2018
Two renowned scientists discussed L-function and materials informatics, respectively, at talks for the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture Series at City University of Hong Kong recently. They were Professor Zhang Shouwu from the Department of Mathematics at Princeton University and Professor Zhang Tongyi, Founding Dean of the Materials Genome Institute at Shanghai University.


IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin J. Marks wins Harvey Prize in Science and Technology
IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin J. Marks wins Harvey Prize in Science and Technology
Technion Website · 30 Jan 2018
Professor Tobin J. Marks will receive the Harvey Prize for his ground-breaking research that has both fundamental and practical significance, in the areas of catalysis, organo-f-element chemistry, electronic and photonic materials, and coordination chemistry, all of which have strongly impacted contemporary chemical science.


IAS Senior Fellow Professor Sir Colin Blakemore receives College of Optometrists award
IAS Senior Fellow Professor Sir Colin Blakemore receives College of Optometrists award
SAS London · 26 Jan 2018
Sir Colin Blakemore, professor of neuroscience and philosophy at the School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London, has been awarded the President’s Research Medal, the College of Optometrists’ most prestigious honour. It was presented at the Wellcome Collection on 25 January when Professor Blakemore delivered the College’s Research Excellence Lecture, ‘A visual experience’, to a packed audience that included leading members of the optometric research community.


Distinguished lectures on materials and infinity
Distinguished lectures on materials and infinity
CityU News Centre · 24 Jan 2018
Two renowned scientists discussed electronic circuitry materials and the quest for infinity, respectively, at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 19 January. They were Professor Tobin Marks, Department of Chemistry and the Materials Research Center, Northwestern University, US; and Professor Wang Yifang, Director of the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.


IAS lecture on algorithmic developments
IAS lecture on algorithmic developments
CityU News Centre · 8 Jan 2018
A renowned engineering scholar, Professor Ye Yinyu, delivered a lecture on 4 January in the latest installment of City University of Hong Kong’s Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) Distinguished Lecture Series: Frontiers in Operations Research/ Operations Management.