Science Summer Camp 2021

Organized by the College of Science at CityU, the Science Summer Camp aims to bring together those who plan to embark on PhD studies in science and related disciplines. Students in our PhD programmes will normally receive full studentship throughout the 4-year candidature.

 

Science Summer Camp

Date: 13-14 July 2021 (Two half-day sessions)

Highlights of activities: Research seminars, introduction of research degree programmes at CityU, information sessions on HKPhD Fellowship Scheme, meeting with supervisors, etc.

 

Who can apply?

Local and non-local students who:

  1. are currently undertaking (in his/her final year of study) or hold a higher degree by research/ Master’s degree/ Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, mathematics, physics and related disciplines;
  2. achieved top ranking in class;
  3. have the potential to fulfill/ have fulfilled CityU’s English Proficiency Requirement (those who have met the requirement will receive priority consideration); and
  4. intend to apply for admission to CityU’s PhD programmes in the following year.

 

How to apply? 

Application deadline: 18 June 2021

1. Submit the completed Summer Camp Application Form to the respective academic departments; AND

Department of Chemistry chem.enquiry@cityu.edu.hk
Department of Mathematics marpgs@cityu.edu.hk
Department of Physics phy.go@cityu.edu.hk

 
2. Submit an online application for CityU research degree programme

 

Seminar Highlights

Department of Chemistry
  • Introduction of Department of Chemistry
    Dr. ZHU Guangyu, Research Degree Coordinator and Associate Professor
  • Crystal Phase-Controlled Synthesis of Noble Metal Nanomaterials
    Dr. FAN Zhanxi, Assistant Professor 
  • Finding a needle, in a haystack, from a wheat field, on Google earth: chemical biology at the age of image analysis and pattern recognition
    Dr. LAM Yun Wah, Associate Professor
  • Phase engineering of nanomaterials
    Prof. ZHANG Hua, Herman Hu Chair Professor of Nanomaterials

 

Department of Mathematics
  • Introduction of Department of Mathematics
    Prof. Daniel HO, Acting Head and Chair Professor
  • Introduction of PhD programme
    Dr. Dan DAI, Research Degree Coordinator and Associate Professor
  • Limit cycle, homoclinic orbit and chaos in dynamical systems
    Dr. K.W. CHUNG, Associate Professor
  • Meshless Computational method for solving multi-dimensional Non-local and nonlinear problems 
    Prof. Benny HON, Professor
  • PDEs from Physics: Backgrounds and Developments
    Dr. Xianpeng HU, Associate Professor
  • An introduction to the Fourier restriction problem
    Dr. Jongchon KIM
  • Mathematical theory of visibility and invisibility and their duality and oneness 
    Prof. Hongyu LIU, Professor
  • Mathematical Elasticity: a brief introduction, recent advances and open problems
    Prof. Cristinel MARDARE, Professor
  • Mean field game and its applications
    Dr. Chenchen MOU, Assistant Professor
  • The pointwise stabilities of piecewise linear finite element method on non-obtuse tetrahedral meshes of nonconvex polyhedra
    Dr. Weifeng QIU, Associate Professor
  • Removing spacetime singularities
    Dr. Moritz REINTJES
  • Directional Haar Tight Framelets on Bounded Domains
    Dr. Xiaosheng ZHUANG, Associate Head and Associate Professor

 

Department of Physics
  • Introduction of Department of Physics
    Dr. Shubo WANG, Research Degree Coordinator and Assistant Professor
  • Novel Oxide Quantum Materials and Heterostructures
    Dr. Denver LI, Assistant Professor
  • From time crystal to quantum many-body scars: Fun with non-equilibrium phases of matte
    Dr. Xiao LI, Assistant Professor
  • Direct insight into the electronic structure of quantum materials with ARPES
    Dr. Junzhang MA, Assistant Professor
  • Chiral light-matter interactions
    Dr. Shubo WANG, Research Degree Coordinator and Assistant Professor
  • Quantum photonics in complex materials
    Dr. Zhedong ZHANG, Assistant Professor

 

 

About HKPFS

Established in 2009 by the Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD programmes in Hong Kong’s universities. The Fellowship Scheme will provide a competitive annual stipend and conference and research-related travel allowance. Initial application is accepted from September to December.

 

What the Fellowship and CityU Offer?

In 2021-22 HKPFS, each fellowship recipient will receive:
•    A yearly stipend of HK$322,800 (approximately US$41,400)
•    A conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (approximately US$1,730) per year
•    An additional entrance scholarship of HK$85,296 (approximately US$10,935) covering tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees for the first year of studies

 

How to Apply for HKPFS?

Initial application is accepted from September to December. More details will be available in September 2021. 

About our PhD programmes

The College of Science (CSCI) and our three academic departments strive to offer quality research degree programmes in physical sciences: Chemistry; Mathematics; and Physics.  Drawing upon the diverse expertise of the internationally recognized faculties and the state-of-the-art research facilities, the College offers focused curriculum and rigorous research training to our research degree students. With a vision to generate research of regional and global impact in theoretical and applied sciences, the College equip the students with transferrable skills and attributes necessary for a career in academia and beyond.

The excellence in research as accomplished by the College can be highlighted by the State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution (City University of Hong Kong), the Center of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films, the Liu Bie Ju Centre for Mathematical Sciences and the Centre for Neutron Scattering. In addition, the College has a strong international reputation in research and our outstanding academic rankings are highlighted here.

Please click here to explore more about the research areas in our academic departments. 

 

Postgraduate Studentship & Other Financial Aids

The Studentship rate for 2020/21 is HK$17,510 per month (~US$2,245). The maximum award period is up to 4 years for full-time PhD students (irrespective of their entry qualifications).

Applicants may also consider applying for the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS). The Fellowship Scheme will provide a competitive annual stipend and conference and research-related travel allowance to the HKPFS recipients. 

In 2021-22 HKPFS, each fellowship recipient will receive:

  • A yearly stipend of HK$322,800 (approximately US$41,400)
  • A conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$13,500 (approximately US$1,730) per year
  • An additional entrance scholarship of HK$85,296 (approximately US$10,935) covering tuition and on-campus hostel accommodation fees for the first year of studies

To find out more about other financial aids available, please visit the website of the School of Graduate Studies