“In situ design of advanced titanium alloy with concentration modulations by additive manufacturing” by HKIAS Senior Fellows Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu and Professor Way Kuo featured in Science
“In situ design of advanced titanium alloy with concentration modulations by additive manufacturing” by HKIAS Senior Fellows Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu and Professor Way Kuo featured in Science
HKIAS News · 22 Oct 2021
A research led by Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Senior Fellows has successfully developed a super-strong, highly ductile and super-light titanium-based alloy using additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing. Their findings open up a new pathway to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for various structural applications.


HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Physics
HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Physics
HKIAS News · 22 Oct 2021
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Rising Star Lecture – Physics was held both at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and online on 19 October 2021 (Tuesday). This lecture brought three exceptional early-career physicists together to highlight their innovative work on newly discovered nickelate superconductors, high-voltage batteries for future smartphones, and high-performance optical materials for optoelectronics.


HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Chemistry
HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Chemistry
HKIAS News · 5 Oct 2021
The field of chemistry brings us unique solutions that enhance our lives in innumerable ways. The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Rising Star Lecture – Chemistry was held both at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and online on 30 September 2021 (Thursday). In the talk, three promising young chemists featured their research results on the development of controlling the nanostructure of perovskite optoelectronic materials, the understanding of ribonucleic acid (RNA) structure, and the structural engineering of layered nanomaterials.


HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jihong Yu elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and received the 2021 Science and Technology Progress Award
HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jihong Yu elected Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and received the 2021 Science and Technology Progress Award
HKIAS News · 27 Sep 2021
Professor Jihong Yu, HKIAS Senior Fellow and a Professor at the Jilin University, was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to the Class of Chemistry, and was honoured the Science and Technology Progress Award by the Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, in recognition of her contributions to science and chemistry. The presentation ceremony will be held in October 2021.


HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Mathematics
HKIAS Rising Star Lecture - Mathematics
HKIAS News · 20 Sep 2021
Since its establishment, nurturing and supporting early career researchers has been a key part of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) mission. To inspire young academic leaders and promote diversity in academia, HKIAS launched a first-of-its-kind lecture series in this new semester – HKIAS Rising Star Lecture. Fifteen short-listed promising scholars at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) will present their latest work in five HKIAS Rising Star Lectures, focusing on Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, and Life Science, from 15 September to 24 November 2021.


“Suppressing atomic diffusion with the Schwarz crystal structure in supersaturated Al–Mg alloys” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Ke Lu featured in Science
“Suppressing atomic diffusion with the Schwarz crystal structure in supersaturated Al–Mg alloys” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Ke Lu featured in Science
HKIAS News · 9 Aug 2021
A finding by Professor Ke Lu, HKIAS Senior Fellow and the research team from The Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences was featured in Science.


Promoting physics beyond borders
Promoting physics beyond borders
nature (Volume 595 Issue 7867) · 15 Jul 2021
Working at the frontiers of understanding and perception, three professors at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are set to transform understanding of quotidian devices, such as LEDs or solar panels. As part of the continuing Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series, the three-part section on physics in April and May 2021 introduced some of the most innovative ideas to tackle real-world problems.


“Locally Convex Spaces and Harmonic Analysis: An Introduction” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet
“Locally Convex Spaces and Harmonic Analysis: An Introduction” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet
HKIAS News · 9 Jul 2021

“Locally Convex Spaces and Harmonic Analysis: An Introduction” by Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet, Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), was published by Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) in July 2021.


HKIAS at CityU is finding solutions to society's challenges
HKIAS at CityU is finding solutions to society's challenges
Science (Vol 373, Issue 6551) · 9 Jul 2021
Studying the characteristics of materials has captured the attention of many scientists, especially physicists. The knowledge that researchers gain from dissecting the properties of materials impacts the lives of people around the world. In three virtual physics presentations organized in April and May 2021 by the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), expert scientists discussed the history and latest advances in understanding atomic-level interactions in glass, tuning quantum states, and raising the temperature of superconductivity, all part of the HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series on Physics. This series is supported in part by the Kwang Hua Educational Foundation.


HKIAS Senior Fellow, President Way Kuo elected International Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering
HKIAS Senior Fellow, President Way Kuo elected International Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering
CityU NewsCentre · 15 Jun 2021
President Way Kuo, University Distinguished Professor of City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has been elected as International Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of his influential contributions to engineering as announced on 14 June in Ottawa.


COVID-19 Vaccination - A One Health No-Brainer
COVID-19 Vaccination - A One Health No-Brainer
HKIAS News · 7 Jun 2021
The most pressing task to take the COVID-19 response to the next phase is vaccination. One of the world’s leading molecular virologists, Professor Nikolaus Osterrieder, Dean of Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), presented a virtual talk titled “COVID-19 Vaccination - A One Health No-Brainer” for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture at CityU on 3 June 2021.


CityU expert advocates Covid-19 vaccination for the community
CityU expert advocates Covid-19 vaccination for the community
CityU NewsCentre · 3 Jun 2021
Hong Kong should not squander a unique opportunity to protect itself and others from Covid-19, according to one of the world’s foremost molecular virologists at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


Prestigious Italian Honour of ‘Knight’ for HKIAS Senior Fellow, President Way Kuo
Prestigious Italian Honour of ‘Knight’ for HKIAS Senior Fellow, President Way Kuo
CityU NewsCentre · 2 Jun 2021
President Way Kuo of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was awarded the Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy) by His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, on 1 June to coincide with Italian National Day.


HKIAS spotlights scientific breakthroughs in Distinguished Lecture Series on Physics
HKIAS spotlights scientific breakthroughs in Distinguished Lecture Series on Physics
South China Morning Post · 1 Jun 2021
A number of the most important developments were presented in the three talks in the recent HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series on Physics, which attracted a large online audience. The series was supported in part by the Kwang Hua Educational Foundation and, by spotlighting the latest advances, no doubt served to motivate other participating scientists to expand the scope of their own research.


Forging new paths at the intersection of chemistry and materials science
Forging new paths at the intersection of chemistry and materials science
Science (Vol 372, Issue 6545) · 28 May 2021
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has invited top researchers to present a series of lectures, supported in part by the Kwang Hua Educational Foundation, that outline potential solutions to society's challenges.


HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series probes new frontiers on Physics
HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series probes new frontiers on Physics
The Standard · 28 May 2021
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) brings its Distinguished Lecture series back again with groundbreaking researches and ideas on Physics.


Materials Innovation for Future Electronics
Materials Innovation for Future Electronics
HKIAS News · 24 May 2021
On 14 May 2021, Professor Lain-Jong Li, Chair Professor in Nanomaterials for Future Electronics of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Hong Kong, delivered a presentation titled “Materials Innovation for Future Electronics” for Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). All participants were inspired by the speaker and conducted vigorous discussions during the Q&A session.


Solar cells, nanomaterials, CTC advances: chemical innovations unveiled in HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series
Solar cells, nanomaterials, CTC advances: chemical innovations unveiled in HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series
nature (Volume 593 Issue 7859) · 20 May 2021
Cross-disciplinary advances brought about by new discoveries in chemistry have accelerated innovation in biomedicine, energy and environment research. For the Distinguished Lecture Series on Chemistry of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), three world-leading professors have shared their latest research results, attracting an online attendance of more than 1,000 experts and students. The lecture series features the latest significant ideas in chemistry, materials sciences, and other disciplinary advances to reveal understandings about the natural world.


Lattice, Charge, Spin and Orbital Aspects of the Iron Chalcogenide Superconductors
Lattice, Charge, Spin and Orbital Aspects of the Iron Chalcogenide Superconductors
HKIAS News · 18 May 2021
Professor Wei Bao, Chair Professor of Department of Physics at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), delivered a lecture titled “Lattice, Charge, Spin and Orbital Aspects of the Iron Chalcogenide Superconductors” at the last online talk of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Lecture Series on Physics at CityU on 12 May 2021.



Tuning of Confined Quantum States
Tuning of Confined Quantum States
HKIAS News · 10 May 2021
Professor Ruiqin Zhang, Chair Professor in the Department of Physics at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), delivered a lecture titled “Tuning of Confined Quantum States” at the virtual talk of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Lecture Series on Physics at CityU on 28 April 2021.


HKIAS Lecture Series on Chemistry showcases breakthroughs
HKIAS Lecture Series on Chemistry showcases breakthroughs
South China Morning Post · 26 Apr 2021
Asia is recovering from the global pandemic quicker than any other region, and knowledge exchange at the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at CityU has not been hampered. Embracing the new normal, the institute has taken advantage of the internet to connect scholars and stakeholders worldwide.


Structure and Dynamics of Metallic Glass – Atomistic Insights from Neutron and Synchrotron Scattering Experiments
Structure and Dynamics of Metallic Glass – Atomistic Insights from Neutron and Synchrotron Scattering Experiments
HKIAS News · 20 Apr 2021
Professor Xun-Li Wang, a renowned scholar in neutron scattering, presented a lecture titled “Structure and Dynamics of Metallic Glass – Atomistic Insights from Neutron and Synchrotron Scattering Experiments” at the online talk of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Lecture Series on Physics at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 14 April 2021. Close to 300 online participants joined this virtual lecture.


HKIAS continues to flourish with new Distinguished Lectures Series on Chemistry
HKIAS continues to flourish with new Distinguished Lectures Series on Chemistry
The Standard · 19 Apr 2021
Following the success of the Distinguished Lecture series last semester, HKIAS has introduced three distinguished online lectures on the Chemistry series with support in part by Kwang Hua Educational Foundation.


Charge-Transfer Complexes and their Applications
Charge-Transfer Complexes and their Applications
HKIAS News · 13 Apr 2021
A renowned scholar, Professor Chun-Sing Lee, the Head of Department of Chemistry of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), delivered an online lecture titled “Charge-Transfer Complexes and their Applications” for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Chemistry at CityU on 8 April 2021.


Phase Engineering of Nanomaterials (PEN)
Phase Engineering of Nanomaterials (PEN)
HKIAS News · 8 Apr 2021
A specialist in the field of nanomaterials, Professor Hua Zhang, the Herman Hu Chair Professor of Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemistry of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), delivered an online lecture titled “Phase Engineering of Nanomaterials (PEN)” for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Chemistry at CityU on 31 March 2021. Over 300 online participants joined this virtual event.


“About Tresca’s Memoirs on the fluidity of solids (1864–1870)” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jean Salençon published on Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences
“About Tresca’s Memoirs on the fluidity of solids (1864–1870)” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jean Salençon published on Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences
HKIAS News · 30 Mar 2021
The article “About Tresca’s Memoirs on the fluidity of solids (1864–1870)”, by Professor Jean Salençon, Senior Fellow of HKIAS, was published on Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences in January 2021.


Renowned experts advocate nuclear safety and clean energy for net-zero carbon emissions
Renowned experts advocate nuclear safety and clean energy for net-zero carbon emissions
HKIAS News · 11 Mar 2021
Thirty-eight world-leading scholars, industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world debated recent advances in low-carbon energy technology and nuclear safety in a specially convened online Forum on clean energy and nuclear safety on 10 March, titled “Clean Energy and nuclear safety – 10 years after Fukushima”. The Forum offered two streams, namely clean energy and nuclear safety, and approximately 2,500 participants from over 20 countries and territories participated.


Printable Solar Cells for Transformative Clean Energy and Sustainable Society
Printable Solar Cells for Transformative Clean Energy and Sustainable Society
HKIAS News · 8 Mar 2021
Powering the world while preserving the planet is a rising concern. A renowned scientist, Professor Alex Jen, the Lee Shau-Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), presented an online lecture titled “Printable Solar Cells for Transformative Clean Energy and Sustainable Society” for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Chemistry at CityU on 3 March 2021. Over 330 online participants joined this virtual lecture.


Eight HKIAS Members rank among the World's top 2% in Stanford University list
Eight HKIAS Members rank among the World's top 2% in Stanford University list
HKIAS News · 22 Feb 2021
According to metrics compiled by Stanford University, over 140 full-time faculty members at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are listed among the top 2% of the world's most highly cited scientists, including eight Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) members. Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, Professor Philippe G. Ciarlet, Professor Way Kuo, Professor Chain-Tsuan Liu, Professor Jian Lu, Professor David J. Srolovitz, Senior Fellows of HKIAS*; Professor Tei-Wei Kuo, Former Visiting Fellow of HKIAS; and Professor Jacob C. Huang, Executive Director of HKIAS are among those eminent scholars.


Diving deeper into modern scientific questions
Diving deeper into modern scientific questions
Science (Vol 371, Issue 6528, 29 Jan 2021) · 29 Jan 2021
World-renowned academics in Hong Kong addressed key academic questions as they participated in the virtual HKIAS Distinguished Lecture series in November 2020. During two lectures delivered as the second half of a four-part series, senior fellows from the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) explored advanced mathematical analysis as well as pioneering approaches to materials science and engineering.


Pursuing mathematical beauty and material strength
Pursuing mathematical beauty and material strength
nature (Volume 589 Issue 7841) · 14 Jan 2021
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) has been pushing the boundaries of knowledge through interdisciplinary collaboration, celebrating the scientific achievements of its global community of scholars.