First HK Tech Forum at CityU tackles major challenges in data science and AI
First HK Tech Forum at CityU tackles major challenges in data science and AI
HKIAS News · 9 Aug 2022
Distinguished scholars from around the world gathered at the HK Tech Forum on Data Science and AI (DSAI) from 26 to 27 July to address challenging issues in driving data science and AI technology for the benefit of society. The 2-day forum was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong Institute for Data Science (HKIDS), and School of Data Science (SDSC) of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


HKIAS Appoints Distinguished Scholar in Neutron Scatting as Executive Director
HKIAS Appoints Distinguished Scholar in Neutron Scatting as Executive Director
HKIAS News · 1 Aug 2022
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) is pleased to announce that Professor Xun-Li Wang, currently Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Physics of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has been appointed as the Executive Director of the HKIAS, effective from 1 August 2022.


First International Conference on Heterostructured Materials (HSM I)
First International Conference on Heterostructured Materials (HSM I)
HKIAS News · 25 Jul 2022
The First International Conference on Heterostructured Materials (HSM I) was held from 12 to 15 July 2022. This hybrid event was hosted by Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) and co-organised by Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, China. The 4-day conference was well-attended by scholars and scientists from worldwide.


Powering, connecting and sensing the world
Powering, connecting and sensing the world
nature (Vol 607 Issue 7917) · 7 Jul 2022
Electronics and photonics underpin countless aspects of life. In Hong Kong the electronics industry accounted for more than 70% of exports in 2020. And with the emergence of the Guangdong–Hong Kong–Macao Greater Bay Area as an innovation and technology hub, R&D in electronics and photonics here is a driving force.

To explore challenges and opportunities for these technologies, researchers from the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) presented a series of webcasts at the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) in March and April. They discussed advances in nanotechnology, wireless communication, photonics, electrical power grids and terahertz technology — and in doing so, connected a diverse group of interdisciplinary scientists and industry professionals.


In memory of Professor Sir Colin Blakemore
In memory of Professor Sir Colin Blakemore
HKIAS News · 28 Jun 2022
With great sadness, we announce the passing of a world-renowned neuroscientist, Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, the Senior Fellow of Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) and Yeung Kin Man Chair Professor of Neuroscience of City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Professor Sir Blakemore passed away peacefully in Oxford, surrounded by his daughters.


Exploring electronic and photonic advances that will change our lives
Exploring electronic and photonic advances that will change our lives
Science (Vol 376 · Issue 6600) · 24 Jun 2022
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) recently presented a series of five webcasts that explored breakthroughs in electronic and photonic device development. The lecturers, all professors at CityU, introduced a broad range of topics, including advances in wireless antennas, the future of 6G mobile technology, challenges in building out a modern power grid, the latest applications of nanotechnology in devices and sensors, and new uses for meta-lenses in full-color imaging and light field sensing. All these advances currently—or will soon—impact the daily lives of people across the globe.


HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor George Fu Gao was elected Foreign Member of The Royal Society and conferred an honorary doctorate by the City University of Macau
HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor George Fu Gao was elected Foreign Member of The Royal Society and conferred an honorary doctorate by the City University of Macau
HKIAS News · 30 May 2022
Professor George Fu Gao, HKIAS Senior Fellow and the Director-General of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China, was recently elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society for his contributions in the field of infection and immunity, particularly relating to emerging viral infections, have helped to improve our understanding of major threats to human health.

In addition, Professor Gao was conferred an honorary doctorate by the City University of Macau on 28 May 2022.


CityU co-hosts online science and tech conference with Nature journals; <br>pre-launch for CityU’s HK Tech Forum
CityU co-hosts online science and tech conference with Nature journals;
pre-launch for CityU’s HK Tech Forum
HKIAS News · 30 May 2022
Leading scientists exchanged innovative views on contemporary trends in the chemistry of 2D materials at a three-day online conference co-organised by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and Nature Conferences, the preeminent series curated by the highly prestigious science journal Nature and Nature journals.


Advances in electronics and photonics herald a new era
Advances in electronics and photonics herald a new era
South China Morning Post · 27 May 2022
The Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) continues to connect scholars around the globe, allowing them to explore interdisciplinary ideas and address real-world issues.
The most recent HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics, held in March and April, was supported in part by Kwang Hua Educational Foundation. The discussion topics covered nanotechnology, antenna design, 6G networks and much more, with five leading scientists outlining the latest research and potential applications of breakthrough technologies. The series attracted an international audience of over 2,000 scholars and guests.


HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin J. Marks Elected to the American Philosophical Society
HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Tobin J. Marks Elected to the American Philosophical Society
HKIAS News · 23 May 2022
Professor Tobin J. Marks, HKIAS Senior Fellow and the Vladimir N. Ipatieff Professor at Northwestern University, was recently elected as a member of the American Philosophical Society (APS).


Progressing towards a new era via Electronics and Photonics
Progressing towards a new era via Electronics and Photonics
The Standard · 20 May 2022
Following the success of the last Distinguished Lecture Series last semester, the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) are continuing its online seminars of connecting scholars worldwide to address real-world issues and exchange interdisciplinary ideas.


Are we ready for 6G?
Are we ready for 6G?
HKIAS News · 25 Apr 2022
Wrapping up the HKIAS Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics was Professor Chi Hou Chan, the Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He delivered the last online talk of the Series titled "Are we ready for 6G" on 22 April 2022. Over 500 scholars, scientists in THz research, and students joined the virtual event.


Challenges of Modern Power Grid in the Midst of Deepening Power Electronics Penetration and Increasing Renewable Energy Use
Challenges of Modern Power Grid in the Midst of Deepening Power Electronics Penetration and Increasing Renewable Energy Use
HKIAS News · 20 Apr 2022
Professor Michael Chi Kong Tse, the Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), presented an online talk as part of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics on 12 April 2022, titled "Challenges of Modern Power Grid in the Midst of Deepening Power Electronics Penetration and Increasing Renewable Energy Use". Professor Ron Chen, Chair Professor of the EE, was the moderator. Closed to 300 scholars and students across the world joined the virtual event.


Meta-Devices: From Sensing and Imaging to Quantum Optical Chip
Meta-Devices: From Sensing and Imaging to Quantum Optical Chip
HKIAS News · 19 Apr 2022
Professor Din-Ping Tsai, the Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), gave an online talk as part of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics on 30 March 2022, titled "Meta-Devices: From Sensing and Imaging to Quantum Optical Chip". Professor Hon Yan, Wong Chun Hong Professor of Data Engineering was the moderator.


HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Ke Lu receives the 2022 Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award
HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Ke Lu receives the 2022 Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award
HKIAS News · 25 Mar 2022
Professor Ke Lu, Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Senior Fellow, was awarded the prestigious 2022 Institute of Metals/Robert Franklin Mehl Award from The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS). TMS bestowed the honour to Professor Lu for “his seminal contribution to the understanding of the mechanical behaviors of nanostructured metals and his world-class leadership of materials research”.


Antenna Scientists – Magicians in the Era of Wireless Connectivity
Antenna Scientists – Magicians in the Era of Wireless Connectivity
HKIAS News · 21 Mar 2022
An authority in microwave antenna design, Professor Kwai Man Luk, the Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), presented an online talk as the second part of the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics on 17 March 2022, titled "Antenna Scientists – Magicians in the Era of Wireless Connectivity". Professor Leung Kwok Wa, Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering, was the moderator. Over 500 online participants from both local and overseas, including renowned scholars and researchers, attended the virtual lecture.


Nanotechnology for High-Performance Devices and Sensors
Nanotechnology for High-Performance Devices and Sensors
HKIAS News · 9 Mar 2022
Electronics and photonic technologies advanced rapidly in the last two decades and have become promising solutions to complement electronic technologies. To showcase the top-notch research and develop innovative applications at various levels from electronic or photonic materials to devices and systems, the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) initiated the Distinguished Lecture Series on Electronics and Photonics from March to April. Five lectures focus on discussing the latest advances in electronics and photonics technologies, covering topics from Nanotechnology and Nano devices, Antenna Design, Photonics, Power Electronics and Systems, Terahertz and Millimeter Waves, Wireless Communications.


Single Cell Analysis of Tumor Heterogeneity During Cancer Metastasis
Single Cell Analysis of Tumor Heterogeneity During Cancer Metastasis
HKIAS News · 23 Feb 2022
Investigating how science can better understand diseases like cancer is essential for our research endeavors at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). Professor Michael Yang Mengsu, Vice-President (Research & Technology) and Yeung Kin-man Chair Professor of Biomedical Sciences of CityU presented an inaugural online talk titled "Single Cell Analysis of Tumor Heterogeneity During Cancer Metastasis" for the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Distinguished Lecture at CityU on 18 February 2022.



New discoveries by young scientists from HKIAS Materials Cluster<br>Prof. Yong YANG discovered Super-elastic High-Entropy was featured in Nature;<br>Prof. Yang LU addressed a commentary on designing tough metamaterials was featured in Nature Materials
New discoveries by young scientists from HKIAS Materials Cluster
Prof. Yong YANG discovered Super-elastic High-Entropy was featured in Nature;
Prof. Yang LU addressed a commentary on designing tough metamaterials was featured in Nature Materials
HKIAS News · 10 Feb 2022
Innovative findings on high entropy alloys for functional and structural applications led by the research team from the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) Materials Cluster at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) were featured in prestigious scientific journals, Nature and Nature Materials.


“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
AZoM · 27 Jan 2022
A structured thermal armor (STA) has been recently created by a research group headed by scientists from the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). It is capable of achieving efficient liquid cooling of more than 1,000 °C, basically resolving a 266-year-old challenge posed by the Leidenfrost effect.


“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
Nanowerk · 27 Jan 2022
A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently designed a structured thermal armour (STA) that achieves efficient liquid cooling even over 1,000 °C, fundamentally solving a 266-year-old challenge presented by the Leidenfrost effect. This breakthrough can be applied in aero and space engines, as well as improve the safety and reliability of next-generation nuclear reactors.


“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jihong Yu featured in nature
“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Jihong Yu featured in nature
HKIAS News · 27 Jan 2022
A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently designed a structured thermal armor (STA) that achieves efficient liquid cooling even over 1,000°C, fundamentally solving a 266-year-old challenge presented by the Leidenfrost effect. This breakthrough can be applied in aero and space engines, as well as improve the safety and reliability of next-generation nuclear reactors.


“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
“Inhibiting the Leidenfrost effect above 1,000 °C for sustained thermal cooling” by HKIAS Senior Fellow Professor Yu Jihong featured in nature
Phys.org · 26 Jan 2022
A research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently designed a structured thermal armor (STA) that achieves efficient liquid cooling even over 1,000°C, fundamentally solving a 266-year-old challenge presented by the Leidenfrost effect. This breakthrough can be applied in aero and space engines, as well as improve the safety and reliability of next-generation nuclear reactors.