Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

The smart sensor mounted on a tree at the HKUST campus helps to monitor the tree’s stability.
The smart sensor mounted on a tree at the HKUST campus helps to monitor the tree’s stability. 
AI Solution to Promote Tree Health
All people entering the city from abroad who have to undergo quarantine will download the mobile app StayHomeSafe from March 14, 2020.
All people entering the city from abroad who have to undergo quarantine will download the mobile app StayHomeSafe from March 14, 2020. 
(From left) Prof. Joseph Kwan, Adjunct Professor from the Division of Environment & Sustainability; Prof. Yeung King-Lun from the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Mr. Hamilton Hung, Chief Marketing Officer of HKUST’s industrial partner Chiaphua Industries Ltd, present the multiple opportunities in applications of the new coating formula MAP-1.
(From left) Prof. Joseph Kwan, Adjunct Professor from the Division of Environment & Sustainability; Prof. Yeung King-Lun from the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, and Mr. Hamilton Hung, Chief Marketing Officer of HKUST’s industrial partner Chiaphua Industries Ltd, present the multiple opportunities in applications of the new coating formula MAP-1. 
Killing Highly-Infectious Viruses for 90 Days up to 99.9%
The research team (from right) – Prof. Matthew McKay, Professor at HKUST’s Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; Dr. Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, Research Associate at the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering; and Mr. Syed Faraz Ahmed, PhD student – recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets which could be helpful for the development of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
The research team (from right) – Prof. Matthew McKay, Professor at HKUST’s Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering; Dr. Ahmed Abdul Quadeer, Research Associate at the Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering; and Mr. Syed Faraz Ahmed, PhD student – recently identified a set of potential vaccine targets which could be helpful for the development of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. 
Data Analytics to Guide Experimental Efforts
A team of Civil and Environmental Engineering students received the Outstanding Students Award at the Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2019.
A team of Civil and Environmental Engineering students received the Outstanding Students Award at the Autodesk Hong Kong BIM Awards 2019. 
Prof. Zhao Tianshou (middle) and Prof. Chen Qing (first from left) and their research teams.
Prof. Zhao Tianshou (middle) and Prof. Chen Qing (first from left) and their research teams.  
Eco-friendly E-Fuel Recharges Electric Vehicles in Just a Few Minutes
Dr. Ervin Shu created a medical device, CryoChip, to help couples struggling with infertility by automating and standardizing the process of embryo vitrification.
Dr. Ervin Shu created a medical device, CryoChip, to help couples struggling with infertility by automating and standardizing the process of embryo vitrification. 
Prof. Tim CHENG, Dean of Engineering of HKUST (front left), and Ms. LAI Xin, ThunderChain’s Chief Engineer of Xunlei (front right), sign the collaborative agreement to establish HKUST-Xunlei Joint Laboratory on Blockchain Technology, witnessed by Prof. Nancy IP, Vice-President for Research and Development of HKUST (back left), and Mr. CHEN Lei, Chief Executive Officer of Xunlei and Onething Technologies (back right)
Prof. Tim CHENG, Dean of Engineering of HKUST (front left), and Ms. LAI Xin, ThunderChain’s Chief Engineer of Xunlei (front right), sign the collaborative agreement to establish HKUST-Xunlei Joint Laboratory on Blockchain Technology, witnessed by Prof. Nancy IP, Vice-President for Research and Development of HKUST (back left), and Mr. CHEN Lei, Chief Executive Officer of Xunlei and Onething Technologies (back right). 
New Industry-Institute Joint Lab to Develop Cutting-Edge Technology