Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM)
P7701, 7/F, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building,
City University of Hong Kong,
Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
Phone: (852) 3442-9653
Fax: (852) 3442-2792
The establishment of the Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of the People’s Republic of China in November 2015. The core objective of setting up the branch is to strengthen the national center’s overall capacity by developing the research of precious metals and nanomaterials, as well as the relevant devices.
Precious metal elements (gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, iridium, osmium and ruthenium) because of the particularity of atomic structure, showed excellent physical and chemical properties (such as high temperature oxidation resistance and corrosion resistance), electrical properties (excellent electrical conductivity, high temperature thermoelectric performance and stable temperature coefficient of resistance, etc.), high catalytic activity, strong coordination ability and therefore have a wide use in industry and are closely related to the development of modern high-tech.
NPMM positions itself to carry out fundamental and applied research to develop new precious metallic materials and upgrade conventional precious metallic materials and to fulfill the need of precious materials for the development of national economy, high-tech industrial development and national defense.
The primary missions of setting up this Hong Kong Branch are: