Croucher Foundation News

Max Planck Croucher Symposium 2019 29 November 2019

On 19-21 November 201, a group of 34 scientists from Hong Kong, Germany and Okinawa gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) to discuss topics, ranging from Matter to Life.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 25 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Making Magnets for the Large Hadron Collider 21 November 2019

Ian Pong is the cable task leader for the American contribution of superconducting quadrupole magnets to CERN’s LHC upgrade.

Morphing flat materials into any shape you want 18 November 2019

How the maths behind the art of kirigami may engineer future change

Training micro-robots to swim in complex fluids 11 November 2019

Targeted drug delivery by designing tiny swimming robots.

HKU scientists discover ‘signpost’ in chromatin maze 4 November 2019

Chemical biologists have identified a histone mark that regulates chromatin structure.

Searching the cosmos for the origins of the universe 25 October 2019

Dr Kimmy Wu researches gravitational waves and radiation in the universe.

Inspiring next-generation scientists to tackle vital global challenges 22 October 2019

Summer 2019 proved an eye-opener for Lau Shing Fai on challenges for trees posed by climate change.

Steering AI out of harm’s way 16 October 2019

For Dr Yinlam Chow, having an interest as a child in robots turned out to be a future career in the making because today he is a research scientist at Google AI.

Rechargeable liquid fuels set out to power electric vehicles 9 October 2019

Rechargeable “e-fuel” paves way for renewables in energy generation in the future.

Biologist gets a taste for novel protein research 2 October 2019

Novel protein family that plays a role in sour taste reception and inner-ear balance revealed.

World first for ultracold quantum simulation 19 September 2019

The world's first 3-D simulation of topological matter consisting of ultracold atoms.

Memory cue for depression treatment 18 September 2019

Does the way we remember negative events affect our likelihood of experiencing depression?

Geomaterials expert shakes up earthquake studies 12 September 2019

Prof Andrew Chan studies the effects of tremors and tsunamis on the earth and buildings.

Stabilising images for mobile devices 4 September 2019

Dr Cheung Kwok-yuen manufactures systems used in the mass production of electronics all over the world.

Fresh eye on ophthalmology 27 August 2019

Dr Eddy Wu’s start-up pharmaceutical company helps people who have sight problem.

Biochemist offers hope for leukaemia treatment 20 August 2019

Biochemist Dr Alice Cheung has been fascinated by the mechanism of cells.

Landslide devastation prompts interest in geohazards 14 August 2019

Dr Louis Wong studies how geomaterials behave and why they can be so destructive.

Accelerating next-generation protein engineering 9 August 2019

Croucher scholars involved in a breakthrough to engineer clinically useful proteins.

Oceans anchor passion for marine science and conservation 6 August 2019

Prof Kenneth Leung is helping to protect the aquatic environment.