Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

Prof. Wang Jiguang contributes to biomedical research with expertise in applied mathematics.
Prof. Wang Jiguang contributes to biomedical research with expertise in applied mathematics. 
Prof. Wang Jiguang (second right) and his research team members
Prof. Wang Jiguang (second right) and his research team members 
Prof. Irene Lo (center) garnered a Natural Science Award as the lead applicant of her team. Prof. Zhang Limin (left) and Prof. Christopher Leung (right) received a Natural Science Award and Scientific & Technological Progress Award respectively with their teams led by their former PhD students.
Prof. Irene Lo (center) garnered a Natural Science Award as the lead applicant of her team. Prof. Zhang Limin (left) and Prof. Christopher Leung (right) received a Natural Science Award and Scientific & Technological Progress Award respectively with their teams led by their former PhD students. 
Prof. Pascale Fung has come up with innovative solutions for COVID-19.
Prof. Pascale Fung has come up with innovative solutions for COVID-19. 
AI Guru Contributing to Public Health
The new platform, COVIDep, periodically pools SARS-CoV-2 sequence data and compares with experimentally-determined epitopes of SARS-CoV, to provide scientists around the world an up-to-date set of vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19.
The new platform, COVIDep, periodically pools SARS-CoV-2 sequence data and compares with experimentally-determined epitopes of SARS-CoV, to provide scientists around the world an up-to-date set of vaccine target recommendations for COVID-19. 
(From right) Prof. Chen Qifeng, Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST; Mr. James Prince, Academic Registrar, HKUST; Mr. Davis Bookhart, Senior Manager and Head, HKUST Sustainability Unit; and Prof. Lo Hong-Kam, Director of HKUST’s GREAT Smart Cities Institute demonstrate how different HKUST documents can be verified using different devices.
(From right) Prof. Chen Qifeng, Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at HKUST; Mr. James Prince, Academic Registrar, HKUST; Mr. Davis Bookhart, Senior Manager and Head, HKUST Sustainability Unit; and Prof. Lo Hong-Kam, Director of HKUST’s GREAT Smart Cities Institute demonstrate how different HKUST documents can be verified using different devices. 
Blockchain-based Degree Authentication System
(From right) HKUST alumni Donald Lai and Winsor Lee, who earned Bachelor’s degrees from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and worked on research projects at the University, joined the same company after graduation where they continue to further their research and apply their engineering knowledge, which in turn has contributed to society during the COVID-19 pandemic.
(From right) HKUST alumni Donald Lai and Winsor Lee, who earned Bachelor’s degrees from the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and worked on research projects at the University, joined the same company after graduation where they continue to further their research and apply their engineering knowledge, which in turn has contributed to society during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Knowledge Transfer for a Safer World
The team has successfully made the prototype of the “super human eye” – an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array. From left: Swapnadeep Poddar, Shu Lei, Zhang Daquan, Prof. Fan Zhiyong, Dr. Gu Leilei and Long Zhenghao.
The team has successfully made the prototype of the “super human eye” – an artificial visual system that uses a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye with hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array. From left: Swapnadeep Poddar, Shu Lei, Zhang Daquan, Prof. Fan Zhiyong, Dr. Gu Leilei and Long Zhenghao. 
De Kai, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, demonstrates how the interactive visualization of the simulation works.
De Kai, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, demonstrates how the interactive visualization of the simulation works.