Welcome Class of 2020
24 outstanding young scientists have been awarded the 2020 Croucher Scholarships and Fellowships.
After a competitive review process conducted by a team of local and overseas scientists from a wide range of disciplines, 24 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 Denmark, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the U.S.A.
Winners of the Croucher Scholarships and Croucher Fellowships 2020
Winners of the Croucher Scholarships 2020
Mr Yi Hua CHANG - for doctoral study at the California Institue of Technolgy on the development of thermocapillary patterning for microlens array fabrication
Mr Chun Man CHOW - for doctoral study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on developing fabrication techniques and understanding transport phenomena across nanoporous atomically thin graphene membranes for health and environmental applications
Ms Melanie HALIM - for doctoral study at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on narrow spectrum conjugates for targeting Klebsiella pneumoniae
Mr Wang Yeuk KONG - for doctoral study at the University of California, Davis on post-transition-state bifurcations to understand chemical reactivities from the perspective of dynamics
Mr Julio LIU - for doctoral study at the University of Copenhagen on molecular mechanisms of replication-independent DNA-protein crosslink repair in human cells
Mr Jiaze SUN - for doctoral study at Imperial College London on smarter machine learning, to teach machines to teach themselves by learning to generate images with limited supervision
Mr Ethan Chi Ho WEN - for doctoral study at the University of California, Berkeley on reticular self-assembly of bottom-up synthesized graphene nanoribbons into anisotropic 2D metal organic frameworks
Mr Yin Pok WONG - for doctoral study at the University of California, Los Angeles on redox switchable catalysis as a tool for the synthesis of novel multiblock polyester copolymers
Mr Hon Cheung YAN - for doctoral study at University College London on the design of single atom alloy for oxygen reduction reaction in proton exchange membrane fuel cell
Mr Chin Ching YEUNG - for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on the analysis of non-linear multidimensional hyperbolic conservation laws
Ms Vivian YEUNG - for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on elucidating the import mechanism of colicin-like bacteriocins
Mr Tsam Lung YOU - for doctoral study at University of Bristol on the design and fabrication of an underwater soft ribbon fin robot
Mr Weijun YUAN - for doctoral study at Columbia University on quantum simulation with ultracold polar molecules
Winners of the Croucher Cambridge International Scholarships 2020
Dr Jo Weng Allan LUI - for doctoral study at the University of Cambridge on characterising drug resistance and its development in triple-negative breast cancer using patient-derived xenografts
Winners of Oxford-Croucher Scholarships 2020
Mr Hans Hon Sang CHAN - For doctoral study at the University of Oxford on bridging quantum computing and computational chemistry with stochastic methods
Mr Chien Hung WU - for doctoral study at the University of Oxford on persistent spin dynamics in quantum spin liquids
Winners of the Croucher Fellowships 2020
Ms Yik Ki AU - to undertake postdoctoral research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on transition metal-catalyzed para-selective C-H amination of arenes enabled by hydrogen bonding interaction
Dr Hau Sun CHAN - to undertake postdoctoral research at Scripp's Research Institute on remote functionalizations of alcohol sp3 C-H bonds with pluripotent templates
Dr Chin Ho LEE - to undertake postdoctoral research at University of California, Berkeley on exploration of alternative radical sources with gold catalysis for the construction of C-C and C-heteroatom bonds
Dr Yick Hin LING - to undertake postdoctoral research at Johns Hopkins University on spatiotemporal dynamics of RNA polymerase II and transcription complexes in living budding yeast
Mr Shing Bong LOU - to undertake postdoctoral research at Scripp’s Research Institute on electrochemically enabled metal-free aryl amination and beyond
Mr Ho Yee NG - to undertake postdoctoral research at Weill Cornell Medical College on
the identification of biomarkers of pediatric mood disorders and their subtypes using neuroimaging and machine learning techniques
Dr Tong ZHOU - to undertake postdoctoral research at the University of British Columbia on the study of novel electronic properties of 2D quantum materials
Winner of the Max Planck Croucher Postdoctoral Fellowships 2020
Dr rer nat Chun SO – to undertake postdoctoral research at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry on new model systems for studying different stages of female germline development
Good luck to all our Croucher Fellows and Scholars of 2020!