Prestigious Awards

48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva

HKICE received nine awards at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (IEIG) held from 26 to 30 April

29 April 2023

Researchers from HKICE received 9 awards, including 5 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, and 1 Bronze Medal at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (IEIG) held from 26 to 30 April.  

IEIG, an annual event dedicated to inventions, provides a unique opportunity for inventors and researchers to present the results of their research and their new products. 

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National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow 2022

Prof. Jinlian HU was elected the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow 2022

15 Dec 2022

Prof. Jinlian HU for being elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for her highly innovative work in advancing shape-memory polymers and textiles.

NAI is the highest professional distinction accorded solely to academic inventors, who have demonstrated the spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society. Their body of research and entrepreneurship covers a broad range of scientific disciplines involved with the technology transfer of their inventions for the benefit of society.

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TPAs 2022

Prof. Alex JEN and Dr. Zonglong ZHU have been awarded The President’s Awards (TPAs) 2022

8 Dec 20022

Clarivate: Highly Cited Researchers 2022

13 honorees from HKICE are selected by Clarivate as Highly Cited Researchers 2022. 

17 Nov 2022

Fan, Zhanxi (Cross-Field); He, Jr-Hau (Materials Science); Jen, Alex K. Y. (Materials Science); Ng, Yun Hau (Cross-Field); Rogach, Andrey L. (Materials Science), Tan, Chaoliang (Chemistry); Wang, Zuankai (Cross-Field); Yip, Hin-Lap (Materials Science); Zeng, Xiao Cheng (Cross-Field); Zhang, Hua (Chemistry; and Materials Science); Zhang, Qichun (Materials Science); Zhi, Chunyi (Materials Science); Zhu, Zonglong (Cross-Field) 

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Top 2% Most-cited Scientist in Standard List-Oct 2022

22 HKICE faculty members have been enlisted as the Top 2% of the World's Most Cited Scientists in the Career-Long impact from the list published by Stanford University in October 2022. Additionally, 37 faculty members have found a place on the list for a Single-Year impact (2022).

27 Oct 2022

Career-Life Impact 
Chi, Yun (MSE); Chung, Henry Shu Hung (EE); Daoud, Walid A. (SEE); He, Jr Hau (MSE); Hu, Jinlian (BME); Jen, Alex K.Y. (MSE); Lau, Denvid (ACE); Lee, Chun Sing (CHEM); Lin, Carol Sze Ki (SEE); Liu, Chunhua (SEE); Luo, Jingdong (CHEM); Ng, Yun Hau (SEE); Rogach, Andrey L. (MSE); Tan, Chaoliang (EE); Tse, Chi Kong (EE); Wang, Feng (MSE); Yip, Hin Lap (MSE & SEE); Zhang, Hua (CHEM); Zhang, Kaili (MNE); Zhang, Qichun (MSE); Zhang, Wenjun (MSE); Zhi, Chunyi (MSE)

Single-Year impact (2022)
An, Alicia Kyoungjin (SEE); Chen, Xiankai (CHEM); Chi, Yun (MSE); Chung, Henry Shu Hung (EE); Daoud, Walid A. (SEE);
Fan, Zhanxi (CHEM); He, Jr Hau (MSE); Ho, Johnny C. (MSE); Hu, Jinlian (BME); Jen, Alex K.Y. (MSE); Jiang, Chaoqiang (CHEM); Lau, Denvid (ACE); Lee, Chun Sing (CHEM); Lei, Dangyuan (MSE); Leung, Michael K.H. (SEE); Lin, Carol Sze Ki (SEE); Liu, Chunhua (SEE); Liu, Qi (PHY); Luo, Jingdong (CHEM); Ng, Yun Hau (SEE); Rogach, Andrey L. (MSE); Tan, Chaoliang (EE); Tse, Chi Kong (EE); Tso, C Y Edwin (SEE);  Wang, Cheng (EE); Wang, Feng (MSE); Wang, Zuankai (MNE); Ye, Ru Quan (CHEM); Yip, Hin Lap (MSE & SEE); Yu, Xinge (BME); Zhang, Hua (CHEM); Zhang, Kaili (MNE); Zhang, Lin (SEE), Zhang, Wenjun (MSE); Zhi, Chunyi (MSE); Zhu, Zonglong (CHEM)

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CityU Awards

Prof. Hua ZHANG , Dr. Edwin Chi Yan TSO, and Dr. Xinge YU have been selected as CityU’s Outstanding Research Awardees for Senior and Junior Faculty in 2022.

13 Oct 2022

RGC Awards

Prof. Zuankai WANG, awardee of the RGC Senior Research Fellow; and 
Dr. Alicia AN and Dr. Chunhua LIU, awardees of the RGC Research Fellows in 2022-23 exercise

14 July 2022

HKIE Awards

Ir Prof Feng Shien Ping, awardee of
The HKIE Innovation Awards 2022
Category I – An Invention

22 Jun 2022

Prof FENG's team invented a Direct Thermal Charging Cell (DTCC) for efficiently converting low-grade heat to electricity. DTCCs have uniqueness and advantages for practical application including a wide operation window, isothermal and continuous charging/discharging operation, low-cost, bendable, simple system, and the ability to form stacks of cells. It may be the key to unlocking the potential of heat-to-electricity conversion. By establishing startup and collaborating with industries, the invention is moving from academic research toward real products in various applications.

IEEE Achievement Awards

Prof Michael TSE wins highly prestigious IEEE CASS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award 2022

1 Jun 2022

Prof. Michael Tse, Associate Vice-President (Strategic Research), Thrust Leader of Energy Distribution and Smart Grids, and Chair Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering has been awarded the IEEE CASS Charles A. Desoer Technical Achievement Award 2022, for his “outstanding contributions and continued leadership to the development of research in complex behavior of power electronics and energy systems”.

Top Scientist Ranking

HKICE Members have been acknowledged in the Top Scientists ranking in

13 April 2022

Top Scientists Ranking in Chemistry 
Prof Alex JEN (National: 5; World: 94)
Prof Qichun ZHANG (National: 5; World: 94)

Top Scientists Ranking in Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Prof Chi K. TSE (National: 13; World: 146)
Prof Jr-Hau HE (National: 24; World: 248)
Prof Henry CHUNG (National: 25; World: 253)

Top Scientists Ranking in Materials Science

Prof Hua ZHANG (National: 7; World: 32)
Prof Alex JEN (National: 10; World: 64)
Prof Andrey ROGACH (National: 20; World: 137)
Prof Chun-Sing LEE (National: 21; World: 138)
Prof Chunyi ZHI (National: 67; World: 335)
Prof Wenjun ZHANG (National: 92; World: 433)

Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days (IGED)

HKICE got eight awards in Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days (IGED) 2022

30 Mar 2022

One Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury
Prof. Zuankai WANG: “Fog-to-electricity Generator with Ultra-high Power Density”;
Three Gold Medal
Dr. Edwin TSO: “Intelligent Thermo-responsive Window for Indoor Thermal Management and Energy Saving in Buildings”;
Prof. Zuankai WANG: “Structured Thermal Armour”;
Dr. Yu Xinge: “Touch VR e-Skin for Metaverse”;

Four Silver Medal
Prof. Michael Leung: “Nano-Photocatalytic Marine Antifouling/Anticorrosion Paint (NanoMA2P)”;
Prof. Jinlian HU: “Super-tough Artificial Spider Silk”;
Prof. Jinlian HU: “JanusLean Electrospun Nano Fibre Sheet Mask”;
Prof. Chunyi ZHI:” Safe Flexible Batteries and Their Applications”

These awards at such a high international level demonstrate the excellence of the research carried out at CityU. 

Green Tech Award

Prof. Zuankai WANG, Green Tech Award organised by the Meituan Green Tech Fund

10 Mar 2022
Prof. Zuankai Wang is one of nine recipients to win the 2021 Green Tech Award organized by the Meituan Green Tech Fund for his innovative multidisciplinary research on low carbon cooling and nature-inspired engineering. The related research will have a profound impact on addressing the global carbon emission problem. This is another million-dollar prestigious award received by Professor Wang since he won the Xplorer Prize in 2020.

MIT Technology Review

Dr. Cheng Wang, Innovators Under 35 (China) by MIT Technology Review

3 Mar 2022
Dr Cheng Wang has been have been shortlisted for MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 (TR35) China for his achievement in inventing a unique thin-film LiNbO3 platform and its supporting micro-nano processing techniques, realizing high-performance, small-size, low-cost, and low-power optical interconnection solutions.

Recognizing the rise of Chinese technology talent, MIT Technology Review gives these young people a platform to present themselves and their achievements to industry leaders, academic experts, and the global public in diverse technical fields including biotechnology and medicine, computer and electronics hardware, software, internet, artificial intelligence, robotics, telecommunications, nanotechnology and materials, energy, and transportation.

TPAs Award

Prof. Hua ZHANG and Dr. Qi LIU, The President’s Awards (TPAs) 2021

17 Jan 2022
TWO HKICE members, Prof. Hua ZHANG  (CHEM) and Dr. Qi LIU (PHY) have been awarded the TPAs 2021.

The President’s Awards are established by the University in recognition of high-performing faculty who have made an exemplary contribution and remarkable achievements to research and professional education that have helped CityU achieve local and global distinction, and help the University’s enhancement and development.

CityU Awards

Prof. Alex JEN, Outstanding Research Award 2021 
Dr. Dangyuan LEI, Outstanding Research Awards for Junior Faculty 2021

25 Nov 2021
The winner for the 2021 Outstanding Research Award: Prof Alex Jen, Lee Shau Kee Chair Professor of Materials Science in the College of Engineering.

The Outstanding Research Awards for Junior Faculty: Dr Dangyuan Lei, HKICE Member, Associate Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

The Outstanding Research Award recognizes the outstanding researchers for their eminent performance and work, which has had a significant impact on industrial, economic, and social development in Hong Kong and beyond.

Highly Cited Researchers

Highly Cited Researchers 2021

17 Nov 2021
10 Faculty members have been selected for the Highly Cited Researchers 2021: [Source from Clarivate Analytics]
- Dr Zhanxi FAN (CHEM, CityU) [Cross-Field]
- Prof Jr-Hau HE (MSE) [Cross-Field]
- Prof Alex JEN (CHEM, MSE, SEE) [Materials Science]
- Dr Yun Hau NG (SEE, CityU) [Cross-Field]
- Prof Andrey ROGACH (MSE) [Materials Science]
- Dr Chaoliang TAN (EE) [Cross-Field]
- Prof Angus YIP (MSE, SEE) [Materials Science]
- Prof Hua ZHANG (CHEM, MSE) [Chemistry; Materials Science]
- Prof Qichun ZHANG (CHEM, MSE) [Cross-Field]
- Prof Chunyi ZHI (MSE) [Materials Science]  

Of the world’s scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers truly are one in 1,000. These pioneers in their fields represent the most influential researchers who have published multiple papers frequently cited by their peers that rank in the top 1% of citations for field and year in the Web of Science.

IEEE Power Electronics Society Award

Prof Henry CHUNG has been selected to receive the 2021 IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award

June 2021

The citation for this award is "For Energy Utilization Technologies for Smart Cities".

The IEEE PELS R. David Middlebrook Achievement Award was established to honor an individual who is judged to have accomplished outstanding contributions in the technical field of power electronics within one or more subfields, such as modeling and control, design-oriented analysis, development, simulation, and application of electronic devices, passive components, analog sensing, and power circuits for inverters, converters, and motor drives in all power levels. The award may recognize a single significant contribution such as a seminal paper or analysis method, or a series of accomplishments that together represent outstanding technical contributions.