World-Leading Researchers

Thirteen HKU academics were identified as being among the top 1% in their field in Clarivate Analytics’ list of ‘Highly Cited Researchers 2020’. Inclusion in the list is based on producing multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their field during the year, and thus have significant impact in their respective fields of study. The cross-field category is to acknowledge researchers who are recognised as leaders in more than one field.

Computer Science

Dr Huang Kaibin

Dr Huang Kaibin
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Guan Yi

Professor Guan Yi
School of Public Health

Cross-Field

Professor Dennis Leung Yiu-cheong

Professor Dennis Leung Yiu-cheong
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Cross-Field

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung

Professor Yuen Kwok-yung
Department of Microbiology

Economics and Business

Professor Kevin Zhou Zheng

Professor Kevin Zhou Zheng
Faculty of Business and Economics (HKU Business School)

Engineering

Professor James Lam

Professor James Lam
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Environment and Ecology, Microbiology

Professor Zhang Tong

Professor Zhang Tong
Department of Civil Engineering

Geosciences

Professor Sun Min

Professor Sun Min
Department of Earth Sciences

Geosciences

Professor Zhao Guochun

Professor Zhao Guochun
Department of Earth Sciences

Microbiology

Professor Joseph Peiris

Professor Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris
School of Public Health

Microbiology

Professor Leo Poon Lit-man

Professor Leo Poon Lit-man
School of Public Health

Physics

Professor Yao Wang

Professor Yao Wang
Department of Physics

Physics

Professor Xiang Zhang

Professor Xiang Zhang
President and Vice-Chancellor

HKU Faculty of Education wins an Education “Oscar” at the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Reimagine Education Awards

The Experiential Learning (EL) team from the Faculty of Education (the Faculty) at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has won the Gold Award 2020 in the Presence Learning and Teaching Category at the QS Reimagine Education Awards: known as the “Oscars” of Education. The EL team comprising Dr Gary Harfitt, Associate Dean (Learning & Teaching); Ms Jessie Chow, Lecturer, Academic Unit of Teacher Education and Learning Leadership; and Ms Ivy Chung, Executive Officer from the Faculty, won the award for the project “Nurturing a twenty-first century teaching force through community-based experiential education”.

Three HKU researchers elected Innovators Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by MIT Technology Review

Three HKU researchers elected Innovators Under 35 for the Asia Pacific Region by MIT Technology Review

Three researchers at the Faculty of Engineering of the University are among the 20 Innovators Under 35 selected for the Asia Pacific Region by MIT Technology Review, a prestigious global news media on important new technologies under the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The 2020 regional awardees were selected from a pool of 200 exceptional candidates. They are considered to be trailblazers in their fields and leaders of the next generation of technological breakthroughs. Their work includes applications in agriculture, artificial intelligence, biomedicine, construction, energy, new materials, robotics, and water.

The three HKU Innovators Under 35 are:
Hao Guo
Postdoc Fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU

Dr Ziyan Guo
PhD Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU

Dr Ping Luo
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, HKU

HKU education scholar Professor Frederick Leung elected Honorary Member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 

HKU education scholar Professor Frederick Leung elected Honorary Member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) 

Professor Frederick Leung, Dean of the Graduate School and Chair Professor and Kintoy Professor in Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has been elected an Honorary Member of the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) at the Association's General Assembly Meeting held in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Professor Leung is the first Asian recipient of this honour.

IEA is the largest international cooperation of national research institutions, governmental research agencies, scholars, and analysts working to research, understand, and improve education worldwide.

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