Welcome Class of 2018

10 December 2018

21 outstanding scientists have been awarded the 2018 Croucher Scholarship, Fellowship and Studentship.

After a competitive review process conducted by a team of local and overseas scientists from a wide range of disciplines, 21 recipients were chosen. The Croucher scholarships are full scholarships, which means they cover tuition fees, maintenance allowance, medical insurance allowance, airfare, and allowances for attending international conferences.

The awards, however, are restricted to doctoral and postdoctoral levels of studies in the natural sciences, technology, and medicine. The maximum for a doctoral scholarship may be as high as HK$1.87 million each, while that of a postdoctoral fellowship for two years may be up to HK$1 million each.

This year’s class features scientists heading out all over the world, with doctoral and post-doctoral studies at universities and institutes in U.K., Germany, U.S., Japan, Netherlands and Hong Kong. 


Winners of the Butterfield Croucher Studentship, Croucher Scholarships and Croucher Fellowships 2018

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Butterfield Croucher Studentship 2018

Mr Bernard Chi Hang LEE – for doctoral study at the University of Hong Kong on 

delineation of colorectal tumorigenesis in Lynch syndrome patients

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Croucher Scholarships 2018

Mr Pok Yee KWAN – for doctoral study at Imperial College London on reconfigurable acceleration of quantised convolutional neural networks

Dr Andrew John KWOK – for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on the development of a personalised medicine approach to sepsis through a functional genomic approach

Mr Chun Ting LAU – for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on passive acoustic mapping of cavitation for neurological ultrasound therapy

Mr Joseph Kin Lok LEE – for doctoral study at the University of Edinburgh on holographic cosmological models

Mr Lok Hin LEE – for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on the burgeoning marriage of machine learning and fetal ultrasound

Ms Tracy Yik Tung LING – for doctoral study at Johns Hopkins University on mechanobiology and stress-induced remodeling of the lamina cribrosa

Mr Rico Ka Lok LO – for doctoral study at California Institute of Technology on uncovering exotic astrophysical events with gravitational waves

Mr Siu Hang MAN – for doctoral study at Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen, Germany on symplectic Eisenstein series

Ms Raphaella Wai Lam SO – for doctoral study at University of Toronto on investigating α-synuclein fibril strain stability and its effects on disease phenotype

Mr Chi Cheuk TSANG – for doctoral study at University of California, Berkeley on G-structures from a topological perspective

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Croucher Fellowships 2018/2019

Dr Kwan Yin CHEUNG – to undertake postdoctoral research at Nagoya University, Japan on Synthetic studies of carbon nanobelts from cycloparaphenylenes

Dr William Tsun Man CHOI – to undertake postdoctoral research at University College London on discovering early neural markers for Chinese and English reading comprehension difficulties

Dr Steven Kai Leong CHONG – to undertake postdoctoral research at University of Twente, the Netherlands on diffusive droplet dynamics in multicomponent fluid systems

Dr Wai Chung FU – to undertake postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on palladium-catalyzed ortho-trifluoromethylation of aryl halides using gaseous CF3I in flow

Dr May Sin Ki FUNG – to undertake postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley on mapping druggable hotspots targeted by convalently-acting anti-cancer natural products

Dr Hoi Chun PO – to undertake postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on topological phases in magnetic crystals

Dr Matthew Chak Foon TSO – to undertake postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley on characterization of sleep-active and hypercapnia-active neurons in nucleus of solitary tract (NTS)

Dr Lok Man TSUI – to undertake postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on topological phase transitions

Dr Simon Yuan WANG – to undertake postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School on the demethylase NMAD-1 regulates meiosis in C. elegans

Dr Chi Chung WU – to undertake postdoctoral research at Max Planck Institute of Heart and Lung Research, Germany on elucidating the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying cardiomyocyte binucleation

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Good luck to all our Croucher Fellows and Scholars of 2018!