Eng · ·
14 June 2018

HKSTP delegation tours CityU labs

(Front row, from second left) Professor Lu, Mrs Law, Mr Huang, President Kuo and HKSTP delegates pose for a photo.

A delegation from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) led by Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, visited laboratories at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 1 June.

Participants included members of the Board of Directors and management at HKSTP. The purpose of the visit was to learn more about CityU’s latest developments and research achievements.

Mr Lester Garson Huang, CityU Council Chairman, Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, and Professor Lu Jian, Vice-President (Research and Technology), met the delegates for an exchange.

The day’s itinerary covered eight CityU laboratories in total, including the State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, and the Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Centre.

During the tour, delegates expressed interest in CityU’s various research projects such as those concerning perovskite-based solar cells, a popular new discipline in the energy science sector; applications for new nanomaterials in food safety and healthcare; and the smart thermostat.

In addition, Mrs Law encouraged those research teams presenting projects to the delegation, as well as PhD students in startup companies, to actively consider moving to, and being based at, the Science Park. With a suite of comprehensive support services on site, the students can work towards commercialising their research output to benefit the community.

Mr Huang said he hoped the visit marked the beginning of closer connection and collaboration between HKSTP and the University.

Professor Kuo voiced his hopes that the government could introduce more measures to retain technology talent in Hong Kong, suggesting that the government seizes the opportunities created by the development of the Greater Bay Area and achieve a win-win situation for Hong Kong and the region.

Professor Lu discussed CityU’s excellent performance and achievements in technology research as well as the latest developments of CityU’s Shenzhen Research Institute and Chengdu Research Institute. In addition, he introduced start-ups founded by CityU graduates as well as enterprises that had adopted technologies developed by the University.

Mrs Law said she was delighted to have gained a deeper understanding of CityU’s work in science and technology research during the visit.

Quoting Premier Li Keqiang, that Hong Kong should develop science and technology to “meet the needs of China and utilise the strengths of Hong Kong”, Mrs Law said HKSTP would advance innovative technology in Hong Kong by enhancing partnerships with local universities and research institutes.


Mr Huang presents souvenir to Mrs Law and the HKSTP delegation.

Professor Lee Chun Sing (left), Director of Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF) and Professor Zhang Wenjun (second from right), Deputy Director of COSDAF, explain their centre’s latest research findings, such as perovskite solar cell, and applying nano-technology to improve cancer treatment.

Professor Paul Lam (right), Director of State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution, introduces the laboratory’s latest research work.

Dr Jacky Lai Chun-tak (first from left), PhD graduate of CityU, together with Professor Henry Chung Shu-hung (third from left), Director of Centre for Smart Energy Conversion and Utilization Research and Dr Norman Tse Chung-fai (second from left), Senior Lecturer of Division of Building Science and Technology, introduce the smart thermostat developed by CityU to the HKSTP delegation. Mrs Law encourages the research team actively consider moving to, and being based at, the Science Park.

Professor Dong Sun (second from left), Director of Centre for Robotics and Automation, and his research team explain the flying robot and other research projects to the HKSTP delegation.

HKSTP delegation visits CityU’s Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Centre and Centre for Advanced Structural Materials. Professor Lu Jian (right), CityU’s Vice-President (Research and Technology) and director of the two centres, introduces the latest research work, such as surface mechanical attritions treatment technology and 4D printing ceramics, to the delegation.

Dr Fraser Hill (right), Director of CityU’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, explains the laboratory facilities to the HKSTP delegation.

Professor Chan Chi Hou (right), Director of State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, explains the antenna and other research findings developed by their laboratory.

Member of Inter-University 3D Atom Probe Tomography (APT) Unit explains how to operate the 3D atom probe tomography to Mrs Law (third from left) and the HKSTP delegation. Next to the Mrs Law is Professor Liu Chain Tsuan (second from left), Director of APT Unit, and Professor Lu Jian (first from left).