Dr Jo Gyu-Boong is interested in just how close an atom can get to absolute zero.
Croucher Scholar reimagines the water droplet
11 May 2022
Professor Anderson Shum is harnessing the physical properties of water droplets.
Croucher Science Week: Dr Rosa Chan
29 April 2022
Participating in Croucher Science Week has helped Dr Chan to explain complex science including her research in engineering.
Insights into regeneration
27 April 2022
Nicola Wong is using bioinformatics to explore the comparative and evolutionary genomics of different organisms.
Croucher Science Week: Dr Stephanie Ma
30 March 2022
Dr Stephanie Ma Kwai Yee on explaining complex science simply.
The 99 per cent
21 March 2022
Professor Ng Siew Chien uses gut microbiome for medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
The field of DNA nanotechnology began with DNA origami less than two decades ago, when scientists discovered that they could fold DNA into different shapes, allowing them to build tiny molecular structures. Today, a Croucher scholar is advancing the field to simulate the qualitative properties of nano scale DNA structures to make them more effective tools for science and medicine.
Building bridges to deeper machine learning
5 October 2021
Speeding up the performance of computers used in machine learning is important for many data-driven applications including advanced drone navigation, self-driving cars and credit card fraud detection.
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.
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.
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.
An early love of nature and an inspirational teacher prompted Dr Sam Lau to turn his weekend pastime into a career.
Making an adventure of science
29 April 2021
Dr Faye Suk-ying Tsang has retained the adventurous approach to scientific investigation that first led her to seek out small creatures around the parks and beaches of Hong Kong.
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.
While the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines dominates the news, the quest for better treatments for this virus and other infections is continuing apace. Dr Andrew Kwok has joined this endeavour, as a DPhil researcher with a leading University of Oxford research group working for better outcomes in treatment of infectious diseases.
Shedding light on novel nanomaterials
27 December 2020
For Professor Andrey Rogach, a pioneering nanoscience researcher, it was a visionary supervisor in his home country of Belarus who set him on a research path that would lead to recognition as one of the world’s top materials scientists.
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.
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.
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.