Teaching students to tell the stories of science
17 July 2021
Over some 20 years as an inspirational science teacher and, later, as panel head of the Science Research Department at Maryknoll Fathers’ School in Hong Kong, To Yuen-man has developed an impressive track record as an effective science educator.
From environmental communication to action
18 June 2021
During the second year of Smriti Safaya's Master of Philosophy degree in Earth Science at the University of Hong Kong, while researching earthquakes in central Tibet, she had, if not a eureka moment, certainly one that changed the direction of her life.
Hong Kong scientists win national science awards
10 June 2021
The Ministry of Education of China has honoured five research projects involving universities in Hong Kong in the recent Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology). Croucher scholars led two of the projects receiving recognition.
A research team led by Chair Professor Andrey Rogach at City University of Hong Kong has created a new type of 2D perovskite material that improves the efficiency of perovskite nanocrystals, boosting the brightness of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using this material.
Croucher Ecology Issue Four: Climate Change
31 May 2021
For the final issue of Croucher Ecology we are examining the impact of climate change on the ecology and biodiversity of Hong Kong.
Several key challenges exist for medical microrobots to navigate inside a human body, including multi-functionality and safety, adaptivity in a dynamic physiological environment with biological barriers, and real-time imaging and control.
Chemists have resolved a long-standing fundamental problem in the field of metal-metal closed-shell interaction.
Making a story of psychology
18 May 2021
Dr Suzanne So was the first clinical psychologist in HK to offer early assessment for young people with psychosis.
A team of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), led by Associate Professor Kwan Kin-ming (Croucher Scholarship 1991), has solved a mystery concerning the human brain and spinal cord that lays the groundwork for developing novel therapeutic strategies for preventing and treating neurodevelopmental disorders, including some COVID-19 complications.Our brain and spinal cord are...
Diving into life before birth
20 April 2021
From probing the mysteries of a sunken submarine aircraft carrier, resting upright more than 30 metres under the waters off the coast of Plymouth, UK, to attempting to apply machine learning for estimating the age of a fetus in the womb, Lok Hin Lee seeks the challenge of the new.
Welcome Class of 2020
11 December 2020
24 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2020 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.
Croucher Innovation Awards 2020 and Senior Research Fellowships 2021
11 December 2020
The Croucher Foundation has presented Croucher Innovation Awards 2020, Croucher Senior Research Fellowships 2021 and Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowships 2021 to six distinguished scholars from local universities for their excellent scientific research achievements.
Many people imagine chemists as goggle-adorned scientists swirling round-bottom flasks. However, this is not the case with Dr Wai Chung Fu and his chemistry lab, where he is pioneering the use of automated robotic technology.
Novel imaging technology sheds light on deep brain interactions
25 November 2020
A new imaging technology – adaptive optics two-photon endomicroscopy that enables in vivo imaging of deep brain structures at high resolution
Setting AI to work for the good of human health
17 November 2020
In science fiction, machines are often a force for evil: invading, conquering, and killing. But at BenevolentAI in London, Dr Ngai Yi Mok and his colleagues are harnessing the power of machines for good, using AI in their efforts to counter diseases through drug discovery and development.
Croucher engineer develops miniaturised organic semiconductor for flexible electronics
11 November 2020
Be it foldable phones or bendable televisions, electronics manufacturers see enormous potential market appeal in “flexible electronics”.
Two Croucher scholars have been named as awardees of the 13th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize by the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
When time began: mapping the earliest moments of our universe
21 October 2020
Dr Sam Wong's research extends from the smallest known particles in existence to the massive system they have created: our entire universe.
Wang Yao honoured by American Physical Society
16 October 2020
Professor Wang Yao (Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 2020, Innovation Award 2013), Chair Professor of Physics, University of Hong Kong, has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society for his contributions to the advancement of the field.The American Physical Society was founded in 1899, with a mission to advance and diffuse knowledge of physics through journal publications, scien...
Tackling the link between diabetes and kidney disease
13 October 2020
In Hong Kong, 52 per cent of new patients requiring dialysis treatment or renal replacement have diabetes as the cause of kidney failure – a challenge that Professor Sydney Tang (Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 2019, Croucher Fellowship 1996) seeks to address.