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Major award recognises CityU’s push for high-performance photonic chips
Dr Wang Cheng has received a prestigious award for his innovative work on novel photonic chips for optical communication.
Pioneering ‘synapses’ promise record-low energy use for future AI
The energy consumption of a new artificial visual system developed through joint research led by CityU can be reduced by over 90% per synaptic event when compared to synapses in the human brain.
Health and medical research funding for three Covid-19 projects
Three projects at CityU have been granted $8.3 million in funding by the Health and Medical Research Fund under the Food and Health Bureau, spotlighting our valuable contributions to fighting Covid-19.
Boosting Solar Energy Conversion Efficiency
A three-fold improvement in the efficiency of solar-to-hydrogen energy conversion can facilitate solar energy harvesting technology, according to the research team led by Dr Sam Hsu Hsien-yi, Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment at CityU.
CityU develops novel computer tool for studying cells
Scientists at CityU have developed a novel computer tool to extract, track and visualize cells, and analyze the formation, structure and functions of Caenorhabditis elegans during cell division.
Breakthrough research heralds a new diamond age
A joint research team led by CityU has successfully achieved elastic straining of diamond at an unprecedented level, a breakthrough that heralds a new diamond age in the utilisation of the gemstone in microelectronics, photonics, and quantum information technologies.
CityU’s new blood test technology for accurate detection of cancer cells
Groundbreaking technology that can accurately perform early screening for cancer cells and effectively monitor disease status has been successfully developed by a biomedical research team at CityU.
World-first coating developed at CityU
A world-first self-healable anti-smudge coating successfully developed by a research team at CityU could lead to production costs that are 80% lower than for existing materials.
New brain studies for treating myelin-related diseases
A study by CityU reveals for the first time that schema-like learning can foster the growth and regeneration of brain myelin, thereby enhancing the synchrony of neural networks.
E-skin
A system of “electronic skin-integrated haptic interfaces” jointly developed by CityU and other academic institutions can help users of prosthesis to feel the surrounding environment and be used for social media, entertainment and gaming.

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