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An image of the Antarctic

We look back at the winning entry of the 2021 Croucher Image Awards

As we prepare to announce the results of the 2023 Croucher Image Awards we look back at the winning entry of the 2021 Awards, Antarctic Ice Streams, by Dr Felix Ng, which captures the converging pattern of ice stream flow in West Antarctica

Croucher logo and calligraphy: an interview with Dr Phil Kwun Nam Chan

Croucher Foundation’s website features a logo based on a traditional Chinese seal carving 

One of the features you’ll have noticed about by the calligrapher and scholar Dr Phil Kwun Nam Chan, who is currently Associate Curator (Painting and Calligraphy) in the Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Microrobots in the GBA

The first of a series of articles exploring the development of scientific collaboration across the Greater Bay Area

In the first of a series of articles exploring the development of scientific collaboration across the Greater Bay Area, Croucher News met up with Professor Li Zhang from the Chinese University of Hong Kong  and Professor Xinyu Wu from Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Coast to coast: Innovation Award winner, Dr Lan Wang

Dr Lan Wang won a prestigious Croucher Innovation Award in 2023

Dr Lan Wang, currently assistant professor at the School of Life Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, won a prestigious Croucher Innovation Award in 2023

HKU researchers discover potential treatment for lethal form of leukaemia

May improve patient outcomes and lead to new treatments

A Hong Kong research team has identified a novel therapeutic target for a lethal subtype of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) which may improve patient outcomes and lead to new treatments for other cancers as well

Unravelling the foundations of type 2 diabetes

A single-molecule technique to study the potential origins of type 2 diabetes

For the first time, researchers have used a single-molecule technique to study the potential origins of type 2 diabetes

Single-wire sensors

HKUST and CityU researchers develop a one-wire reconfigurable sensor matrix 

A research team led by Dr Yang Zhengbao from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a one-wire reconfigurable sensor matrix that is capable of conforming to three-dimensional curved surfaces and resistant to cross-talk and fractures

Nature-inspired catalysis

Turing patterns form the basis of new approach

Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong have broken new ground in the field of hydrogen energy by creating a catalyst that draws inspiration from patterns found in nature

Super-powered silk

Modified bacteria produces spider silk with new properties

Researchers at HKUST have modified bacteria to produce spider silk with new properties that could be useful in regenerative medicine and beyond

Ultra-white ceramic tiles can cool buildings without electricity

New ceramic material can reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings

By combining high reflectivity with radiative cooling, a new ceramic material can reduce the need for air conditioning in buildings.

Croucher Science Communication Studentship: To Yuen Man

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