Welcome Class of 2019
25 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2019 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.
After a competitive review process conducted by a team of local and overseas scientists from a wide range of disciplines, 25 recipients were chosen. Croucher study awards cover tuition fees (for scholarships), maintenance allowance, medical insurance allowance, airfare, and allowances for attending international conferences.
The awards are restricted to doctoral and postdoctoral levels of studies in the natural sciences, technology, and medicine. The maximum for a three-year doctoral scholarship may be as high as HK$2 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 for doctoral and post-doctoral research at universities and institutes in Austria, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.
Winners of the Croucher Scholarships and Croucher Fellowships 2019
Winners of the Croucher Scholarships 2019
Ms Kathy Yuen Man CHEUNG - for doctoral study at the California Institute of Technology on role of mesohabenular projection in reward-seeking behaviors
Ms Katie Hoi Ting CHUNG - for doctoral study at the University of California, Berkeley on design of redox flow battery and electrochemical catalysis
Ms Cherie HO - for doctoral study at Carnegie Mellon University on safe robot navigation in unknown environments
Mr Jeff Yui Long LAM - for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge on mapping protein aggregates by novel small molecules under DNA-PAINT microscopy
Mr Aaron LIU - for doctoral study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on site-selective C-H bond diversification of glycosides: expedient synthesis of ertugliflozin
Mr Sheung Hei NG – for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on development of voltage-controlled oligo transport network for biopolymer sequencing
Ms Tsam Kiu PUN – for doctoral study at the Brown University on developing real-time closed-loop brain-computer interfaces
Mr Chun Yin SIU - for doctoral study at Cornell University on mathematical algorithmic sense of shapes
Mr Pok Man TAM - for doctoral study at the University of Pennsylvania on theory of interacting topological phases
Ms Nicola Wai Yee WONG - for doctoral study at the University of Vienna on genome instabilities and their impact on stem-cell induced regeneration capabilities
Mr Phil Fei XIE – for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on mechanistic study on chronic inflammation and carcinogenesis of oesophageal adenocarcinomas
Mr Enoch Chi Nok YIU – for doctoral study at the University of California, Berkeley on application of supersymmetric field theories to mathematics
Winners of the Croucher Cambridge International Scholarships 2019
Ms Yui Ching LAU - for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge on the timing mechanism of the early mammalian embryo
Mr Yuet Yan YAU – for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge on profiling of individual neuro-congnitive health using deep-learning analysis of E/MEG data during task
Winners of Oxford-Croucher Scholarships 2019
Mr Gerald Julius CHIK - for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on chemically functionalised CRISPR sgRNA Construct for live-cell DNA imaging
Mr Chak Kui WONG - for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on computational design and optimization of DNA walkers
Winners of the Croucher Fellowships 2019
Dr Sabiha Jahan AKHEE – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany and the Proteomics Division of the Novo Nordisk Foundation of Protein Research, Copenhagen, Denmark on investigation on influenza A virus strain-specific differences in RIG-I activation and evasion, their impact and potential therapeutic for boosting the host innate immune response
Dr Amos Hong Ming CHAN – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Princeton University on out-of-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems
Dr Kwun Wa CHAN – to undertake postdoctoral research at the University of Tokyo on “From supramolecular assembly to responsive materials: construction of coordination frameworks and porous coordination polymers by the self-assembly of light-emitting metal complexes for programmable arrangement and nano-information transcription”
Dr Tin Yi CHU – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Momrial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on statistical deconvolution and lineage tracing of cellular compositions in tumor microenvironment
Dr Joshua Shing Shun LI – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Harvard Medical School on identification of transcriptional modules that underlie somatic stem cell proliferation and differentiation
Dr Chin Ho LEE - to undertake postdoctoral research at the Columbia University on bounded independence plus noise and its applications to coding theory and pseudorandomness
Dr Pak Hin LEE – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Univesrity of Warwick on p-adic L-functions and Iwasawa theory for adjoint L-values
Dr Chi Ho YUEN – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Brown University on matroidal and geometric aspects of Jacobians and chip-firing
Winner of the Max Planck Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowships 2019
Dr Jeffrey Chun Yin POON – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Berlin on surface chemical analysis at the electrochemical interface
Good luck to all our Croucher Fellows and Scholars of 2019!