Research & Innovation

Research & Innovation

(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. 
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.