Two CityU nanoscience projects receive RGC central support

Peter Ho


Two CityU projects on nanomaterials and nanostructures, initiated by the Department of Physics and Materials Science, have received their fair share of funding support from the Research Grants Council (RGC) central allocation 2002-03. 


A new project led by Professor David Tong, Vice-President (Academic Affairs) and Chair Professor of Physics, received $4 million, as much as the other new start-ups in this round of approval. Entitled "Multiple-scattering of photons and electrons from nanostructures and other large-scale non-periodic systems", the innovative project will involve the "synergistic and collaborative efforts" of at least eight experts in the fields of physics, materials science and engineering, not only from CityU but also the Hong Kong University of Science of Technology, the University of Hong Kong and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Meanwhile, another research project on organic electroluminscence, led by Professor S T Lee, Chair Professor of Materials Science, received funding of HK$1.8 million this year, for the third year in a row. Professor Lee's initiative, which started in 1999 with a RGC grant of HK$3.8 million, also involves multidisciplinary collaboration with researchers in CityU's Departments of Physics and Materials Science, Electronic Engineering, and Biology and Chemistry.

In the latest round of approvals, the RGC spread out the 10 final allocations among the eight local institutions, with no single university scoring more than two projects.




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