Transparent Success Heralds New Era for Displays
Every display supplier has been surprised by our product. The feedback we are getting is that our product is the best out there to replace indium tin oxide.
Disasters of the Past as Powerful Lessons for Today
I thought to myself, there is a real need for contemporary policy-makers to engage with what has happened before.
Speaking Up for Women and Ethnic Minorities
People talk about gender-based discrimination or violence, or racial discrimination, but what my work highlights is that people are more than just a single identity holder. I want to raise awareness that we inhabit multiple identities and when you locate and recognise the multifaceted identities all together in one person, that creates distinct vulnerability and disadvantage, which needs to be understood.
Citizen Scientists Aid Global Forestry Research Effort
Such wide engagement of community stakeholders and the general public in scientific forest and climate change research has been an effective way to nurture their environmental stewardship.
Making the Pen Mightier
Researchers in the Faculty of Education have come up with recommendation to help children experiencing difficulty with Chinese writing. Their work received the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 of the Faculty of Education.
Disarming the Golden Invaders
Microbiologist Dr Richard Kao Yi-tsun and his team have developed a novel approach to antibiotic-resistant bacteria that keeps the bugs alive but makes them vulnerable to attack by the human immune system. Their research findings have attracted interest from pharmaceutical companies, which want to explore how to take this laboratory-based discovery to the next stages of testing and turn it into a drug.
The Heart of the Matter
Research teams from the Mechanical Engineering Department have made innovative advances that will aid two different medical procedures for heart patients – cardiac catheterisation and complex cardiac surgery. They have invented the first robot in the world that is capable of controlling a cardiac catheter while under the MRI environment, and a patent has been registered.
Living Longer and Better
Recommendations based on two research projects by the Faculty of Architecture are contributing to the development and provision of housing for the elderly. The report, which won the Faculty Knowledge Exchange Award 2017 of the Faculty of Architecture, is already making an impact.
‘Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention’
Led by Professor Paul Siu Fai Yip and his team members, Dr Yik Wa Law and Dr Qijin Cheng, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention has reduced the myth of suicide and improved awareness of mental health in the community. The quality of suicide news reporting has significantly been changed to avoid copycat effect. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2017 for their ‘Public Health Approach to Suicide Prevention’.