Eminent CityU faculty receive RGC awards

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Eminent CityU faculty receive RGC awards
Chair Professor Yang Tong (fifth from left, back row) was granted the title "RGC Senior Research Fellow”.


Outstanding faculty members at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) were recognised by the Research Grants Council (RGC) at an Awards Presentation Ceremony on 24 November for their distinguished research achievements and significant contributions to higher education.

Awards were presented to 12 CityU winners on five RGC schemes including the inaugural RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme, RGC Research Fellow Scheme and RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme; as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme and Early Career Scheme.

The recipients are either exceptionally outstanding researchers or promising young researchers in their early careers. Selected through a rigorous process overseen by RGC selection panels, these scholars reflect the University’s excellence in research.

The award-winning CityU faculty have been granted around HK$34 million funding for their research in a broad range of disciplines.

RGC Senior Research Fellow Scheme

  • Chair Professor Yang Tong, Department of Mathematics

RGC Research Fellow Scheme

  • Professor Johnny Ho Chung-yin, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Dr Lu Yang, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr Wang Feng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

  • Dr Chen Si, School of Energy and Environment
  • Dr Adnan Shakoor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Dr Yvette To Yee-man, Department of Asian and International Studies
  • Dr Xiong Yuan, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr Yuan Kuo, Department of Chemistry
  • Ms Zhou Yixin, Department of Media and Communication

Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme

  • Dr Christoph Alexander Hafner, Department of English

Early Career Scheme

  • Dr Venus Lo Hiu-ling, Department of Management Sciences


Among the awardees for the Senior Research Fellow Scheme is CityU alumna Professor Christy Cheung Mei-kwan, a renowned expert in Information Systems and e-Business Management. She received her bachelor’s degree and PhD at CityU and is now with the School of Business at Baptist University of Hong Kong.


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