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Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macao)

29 OCT 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Yajing SHEN on receiving the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macao), which is the first time for the National Natural Science Foundation of China to be opened for young scholars from the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. Each shortlisted scholar will receive a grant of 1.3 million yuan (US$194,000) over three years to conduct research in the fields of science and technology.

Dr. Shen’s study is focusing on using the bioinspired multi-legged soft millirobots to deliver time-scheduled drugs or carry out medical inspection inside the human body. Such robots can carry heavy loads and is adaptable to adverse environments. He is glad that the central government is offering more resources and research funding in support of Hong Kong and Macao’s development in the natural science sector.

Press coverage:
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Last modified on 29 October, 2019