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  News and Awards   Student Achievements
2017 Chemistry Department is ranked No. 27 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2017 April 2017 Mr. CHEN Shangshang, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. He Yan), is awarded the Research Excellence Award 2016/2017 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research. The award will be presented on 19 April 2017.
2017

MSc Program in Analytical Chemistry 
(Fall 2017 Entry and Spring 2018 Entry)

May 2017

Dr. Jason Chan has been selected as the recipient of the Common Core Teaching Excellence Award 2016 in respect of the Common Core Course "CHEM 1004 Chemistry in Everyday Life" that he taught.  The Award Presentation Ceremony was held on 11 May 2017 (Thursday).

Feb 2017 Our UG student representatives [Mr. Tin Ho LEUNG(Y3), Miss
Yun-wen MAO(Y2) and Mr. Chin Wang Owen LEI(Y2)] participated
in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2017 on 25 Feb 2017 and
won the 1st Runner-up award.
The theme of this year's (28th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is
"CHEMISTRY FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION". The topic
assigned to the HKUST team is "Green Building"
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Mar 2017 Prof. Simon Wan CHAN and other researchers published an article entitled "Quantitation of Aristolochic Acids in Corn, Wheat Grain, and Soil Samples Collected in Serbia: Identifying a Novel Exposure Pathway in the Etiology of Balkan Endemic Nephropathy". It was selected for the 2017 Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry Research Article of the Year Award (AGRO division) by the American Chemical Society May 2016 Miss ZHAO Yueyue, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Benzhong Tang), is awarded the Research Excellence Award 2015/2016 by School of Science, HKUST for her outstanding achievements in research. The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 17 May 2016.
2016 Chemistry Department is ranked No. 28 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2016 Apr 2016

In a media conference on 27 April 2016, Mr. Jan Engels, PhD candidate (Supervisor: Prof. Reinhard Renneberg) and Mr. Langston Suen (PhD candidate, CBME and Co-developer of the technology) unveiled their new innovation on a drug delivery tool that can administer drugs into the eye through ultrasound   Please visit the following links on the media coverage:

無線新聞 – 科大研超聲波導入技術 取代眼球注射治眼疾
http://news.tvb.com/local/572091a66db28cbf73000003/ 
(6:30pm)
http://news.tvb.com/local/5720d05f6db28cca73000003/ (10:44pm)

TVB Pearl – News At Seven-Thirty (video time 11:09-13:07)
http://mytv.tvb.com/en/ch_pearl/ed_latestnews/pearlnewsat730/
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China Daily – HK innovation to spare patients eye injections
http://www.chinadailyasia.com/hknews/2016-04/27/content_15423853.html

2016 Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2016
13 Dec 2016 Prof Ching W Tang, received the 2017 IEEE Jun-ichi Nishizawa Medal together with two other professors for their pioneering work on organic light-emitting diode (OLED) displays
5 Dec 2016 Prof. He YAN (Henry) is awarded the School of Science Teaching Award 2016.  The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 5 Dec 2016.
1 Aug 2016

Prof. Henry He YAN's research team has discovered a novel material system that would revolutionize the future development of Organic Solar Cells (OSCs).  It was published in Nature Energy in June.

For details, please visit the following weblinks:

PAO press release
http://www.ust.hk/about-hkust/media-relations/press-releases/hkust-finds-new-material-system-opens-new-
era-organic-solar-cells/


Nature Energy (June 2016)
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304529669_Fast_
charge_separation_in_a_non-fullerene_organic_solar_cell_
with_a_small_driving_force

Feb 2016 Our UG student representatives [Miss Samantha Ting HUNG 孔祐庭 (Y3), Mr. Teddy Lap Tak HUNG 熊立德 (Y3) and Miss Nadiya Aisha YUDIANA(Y2)] participated in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2016 on 27 Feb 2016 and won the Championship.
The theme of this year's (27th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is "CHEMISTRY AND JUSTICE". The topic assigned to the HKUST team is "Sports Performance"
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Apr 2015 Mr. QIAN Hui, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Jianwei Sun), is awarded the Young Scientist Award 2014/2015 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research.
The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 18 May 2015.
6 May 2016

Professor Rongbiao Tong was interviewed by Prof. Matteo Zanda
of Synform. Synform regularly meets young up-and-coming
researchers who are performing exceptionally well in the arena of
organic chemistry and related fields of research, in order to
introduce them to the readership. The article is now available
online under the Young Career Focus (Synform 2016/06, A89-A91). For details, please visit the following links:

https://www.thieme.de/de/thieme-chemistry/journals-synform-
interview-with-rongbiao-tong-99716.htm

https://www.thieme.de/statics/dokumente/thieme/final/de/
dokumente/tw_chemistry/CFZ-Synform-Rongbiao-Tong-YCF.pdf

Feb 2015 Our UG student representatives [Miss Samantha Ting HUNG 孔祐庭 (Y2), Mr. Will Wai Hang LEE 李偉鏗 (Y2) and Miss Tammy Wing CHEUNG 張穎 (Y3)] participated in the Hong Kong Chemistry Olympiad 2015 on 28 Feb 2015 and won the 1st Runner-Up Award
The theme of this year's (26th) Hong Kong Chem Olympiad is "Chemistry and Discovery". The topic assigned to the HKUST team is "The Contribution of Gerhard Ertl's work on Advancement of Chemistry in the Area of Chemical Processes on Solid Surfaces"
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May 2014 Mr. LEUNG Wai Tung, our PG Student (Supervisor: Prof. Benzhong Tang), was awarded the Research Excellence Award 2013/2014 by School of Science, HKUST for his outstanding achievements in research
15 Feb 2016 An article "Unusual Molecules Shine Light on New Applications" in The New York Times (Science) was posted on-line on 15 Feb 2016 featuring Prof. Benzhong Tang's work on AIE Apr 2014 Miss QIAO Qin (Supervisor: Prof. Xuhui Huang) received the Best Poster Award (Physical Chemistry) in The 21th Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong, HKU
2 Feb 2016 The research team led by Prof. Henry He Yan developes environmentally friendly organic solar cells with record performance Apr 2014 Mr. ZHU Liangyu (Supervisor: Prof. Rongbiao Tong) received the Best Poster Award (Organic Chemistry) in The 21st Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong, HKU
2015 Chemistry Department is ranked No. 25 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2015    
2015 Prof. Guochen Jia, Prof. Wa Hung Leung and Prof. Lam Lung Yeung were the recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2015    
6 Dec 2015 HKUST has established two Hong Kong branches of Chinese
National Engineering Research Centers (CNERC), one of which
is the Hong Kong Branch of CNERC for Tissue
Restoration and Reconstruction
, led by Prof. Benzhong
Tang
. It will focus on the research of new luminescent materials
and their high-tech applications in biomedical sensors and 
chemical probes, which are set to benefit fields including detection, imaging, quarantine, inspection, diagnosis, 
environmental protection and homeland security.
   
   
2 Dec 2015 Prof. He Yan (Henry) is awarded the School of Science Research Award 2015. The award was presented in the School Board Meeting on 10 Dec 2015.    
1 Sep 2015 Congratulations to Prof. Jianwei Sun on being featured under Author Profile in Angewandte Chemie.
For details, please click here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201502973/full
   
20 Jul 2015

The invention of Prof. Nai-teng Yu (Founding Head of
Department of Chemistry) on "Early Detection of Uncontrolled
Diabetes" has been developed by industry into a commercially
viable device called "CLEARPATH DS-120".  
It has been approved by U.S. FDA and is now in the process of commercialization.  

For more information, please visit:
http://www.freedom-meditech.com/


Development of a Noninvasive Diabetes Screening Device Using the Ratio of Fluorescence-to-Rayleigh Scatterered Light" J. Biomed. Optics, 1(3), 1-9

   
   
   
   
13 - 17 Jul 2015 Summer Camp 2015 for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students
10 Jan 2015 Prof. Shihe YANG [a team member of the research project led
by Prof. Weijia WEN (PHYS); other team members include
Prof. Ping SHENG (PHYS) and Prof. Wing Yim TAM (PHYS)] 
received the  2014 State Natural Science Award (Second Class) for their work on the project entitled "Structural and physical mechanism investigation for giant electrorheological fluid"
   
2014 Chemistry Department is ranked No. 19 in World Universities according to QS World University Rankings 2014    
2014

An online education video entitled "The Science of Gastronomy"
(offered by Coursera, an education platform to offer free online
courses), delivered by Prof. Lam Lung YEUNG/CHEM and Prof.
King CHOW/LIFS & IPO, was showcased as an outstanding example of an online course in the blog post, "Top 10 Instructional Design Websites Worth Learning From"

The Science of Gastronomy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2RRCgjNlYM

Top 10 Instructional Design Websites Worth Learning From
http://blogs.terrapinn.com/total-education/2014/05/12/
survival- guide-instructional-design/

   
   
   
3 - 7  Dec  2014 2014 International Year of Crystallography - Agilent OpenLab Hong Kong (Chairman: Prof. Ian WILLIAMS)    
26 Nov 2014 Prof. Zhenyang Lin was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2014    
26 Nov 2014 Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2014    
13 Nov 2014 The research team led by Prof Henry He Yan developes materials for record efficiency polymer solar cells    
1 Oct 2014 Prof Ching Tang received the 2014 OSA Holonyak Award from the Optical Society of America    
24 Sep 2014 The research team led by Prof Benzhong Tang discovers new Aggregation-Induced Emission (AIE) materials for applications in forensic science and bacterial imaging    
15 Sep 2014 5th Unilever-RSC International Symposium on Functional Materials Science    
31 Jul 2014

The research team lead by Prof. Xuhui Huang and Prof. Yijing Yan unveil mechanisms of photosynthesis for promising renewable energy development

   
14 - 18  Jul  2014

Summer Camp 2014 for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students

   
22 - 27  Jun  2014

Gordon Research Conference: Hybrid Electronic & Photonic Materials and Phenomena - Understanding the Interplay Between Organic and Inorganic Materials

   
18 Jun 2014 Prof. Benzhong TANG and Dr. Jacky Wing Yip LAM
are being listed as the highly cited researchers in the
ScienceWatch
according to the recent Thomson Reuters
(formerly ISI) report, “The World’s Most Influential
Scientific Minds 2014
” announced globally on 18 June 2014
   
26 - 28  Apr  2014 Functional Conformational Changes in Complex Biological Systems    
2  Apr  2014

Chemistry Internship

   
24 Mar 2014

Prof. Benzhong Tang was selected as Laureate of the 27th Khwarizmi International Award (KIA)
by the Iranian Organization for Science and Technology
 

   
10 Mar 2014

Prof. Xuhui Huang received the highly competitive ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2014
from Division of Computers in Chemistry of the American Chemical Society 

   
13 Jan 2014

Prof. Shihe Yang was awarded the 2013 State Natural Science Award (Second Class) 

   
12 Dec 2013

Prof. Xuhui Huang and Prof. Jianwei Sun were awarded the School of Science Research Awards 2013  

   
7 - 10 Dec 2013

The 12th Conference of the Asian Crystallographic Association -
2013 Asian Crystallographic Association Meeting (AsCA'13)

   
9 Dec 2013

Prof. Guochen Jia received the 2013 Yao Zeng Award in Organometallic Chemistry from the Chinese Chemical Society

   
Jul 2013 Summer Camp 2013 for Prospective Research Postgraduate Students    
Jul 2013

Prof. Xuhui Huang was awarded the Early Career Award from Research Grant Council of Hong Kong

   
19 May 2013

Prof. Reinhard Renneberg was elected Academician of Leibniz-Sozietat in May 2013

   
18 Feb 2013

HKUST Research Teams Led by Prof Nancy Ip and Prof Benzhong Tang Awarded Major 973 Program Grants

   
2013 2013 Departmental Best TA Award    
2013 Prof. Benzhong Tang was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry    
2013 Prof. Yijing Yan was elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society    
2013 Prof. Guochen Jia was one of recipients of the Best Ten Lecturers Award 2013