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Two IAS Senior Visiting Fellows Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
17 Apr 2019
Two IAS Senior Visiting Fellows, Prof. Yifan Cheng and Prof. Kam-Biu Luk have been elected new members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences for the 2019 class. This honor is to recognize the outstanding achievements of individuals in academia, the arts, business, government, and public affairs. Prof. Cheng is among the seven representatives of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology while Prof. Luk is one of six physicists elected.

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The Latest Issue of IAS Newsletter Released
29 Mar 2019
The HKUST Jockey Club Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) is committed to providing a knowledge hub to nurture talents in driving scientific discovery. This biannual IAS Newsletter shares the latest stories of our people and work.

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The Pioneering Work of IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Professor Paul SCHIMMEL and IAS Senior Fellow Professor ZHANG Mingjie Leads to New Investigational Therapeutic for Lung Disease
17 Jan 2019
A potential therapeutic and lead clinical candidate, ATYR1923, for patients suffering from pulmonary sarcoidosis (a rare form of fibrotic lung disease with no known cure), was discovered through the collaboration of researchers from HKUST and Pangu BioPharma, a Hong Kong subsidiary of aTyr Pharma, Inc. which was co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL. IAS Senior Fellow and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science ZHANG Mingjie has been the project coordinator of the Pangu collaboration at HKUST. He believes the important discoveries exemplifies Hong Kong’s translational science and early discovery capabilities.

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IAS Senior Fellow Professor Tianshou Zhao is awarded the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress presented by The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation
6 Nov 2018
IAS Senior Fellow Tianshou Zhao, Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment and Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was one of the two scientists who received the Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress from The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, in recognition of his contributions to energy-efficient technologies and research achievements in clean, renewable energy storage devices and innovative e-fuel storage system which have positive impact on the environment.

The Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, which bestows prizes upon outstanding Chinese scientists who have achievements in science and technology development, is founded by donations from charitable foundations of Ho Sin Hang, Leung Kau Kui, Ho Tim, and Lee Quo Wei.


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IAS Senior Fellow Professor Kei May Lau elected 2019 Fellow of Optical Society of America
22 Oct 2018
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May Lau, Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, has been elected a Fellow of Optical Society of America (OSA) in the Class of 2019 for her exceptional contributions to hetero-epitaxy of III-V compounds on silicon by MOCVD for photonic devices.


This distinction was awarded to OSA members for their significant contributions to the advancement of optics and photonics. The Society's bylaws allow the Fellows number to be no more than 10% of the total OSA Membership and only approximately 0.5% of the current membership total would be elected as Fellows annually.

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