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Biotherapeutics Company co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow received government funding for a project which could lead to breakthroughs in disease treatment
24 Mar 2020
Together with HKUST, Pangu BioPharma, a Hong Kong subsidiary of the biotherapeutics company aTyr Pharma, Inc. co-founded by IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Paul SCHIMMEL, has been awarded a grant by the HKSAR’s Innovation and Technology Commission under the Partnership Research Program. The two-year project is to build a high-throughput platform for the development of bi-specific antibodies targeting Neuropilin-2, which has the potential to become a new class of therapies for the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. Prof. Mingjie ZHANG, IAS Senior Fellow, Chair Professor of the Division of Life Science and Kerry Holdings Professor of Science, will join hands with researchers at the IAS HKUST - Scripps R&D Lab to participate in this project.

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IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May LAU receives the 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from the Optical Society
26 Feb 2020
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Kei May LAU, Fang Professor of Engineering and Chair Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering, has been named the recipient of the 2020 Nick Holonyak Jr. Award from the Optical Society for her contributions to “hetero-epitaxy of compound semiconductors on silicon for future integrated lasers and advancing the field of light-emitting diode microdisplays.” Prof. Lau is the second female scientist to receive Nick Holonyak Jr. Award since its establishment in 1997. The past recipients include IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Shuji NAKAMURA (2001) and IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. TANG (2014).

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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Surendra P. SHAH Elected as Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors
17 Dec 2019
IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Prof. Surendra P. SHAH, Presidential Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering Structures and Materials of The University of Texas at Arlington, has recently been elected Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Founded in 2010, NAI is an organization which recognizes inventors with patents, enhancing the visibility of academic technology and innovation.

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IAS Senior Fellow Prof. ZHAO Tianshou Elected to Chinese Academy of Sciences
22 Nov 2019
IAS Senior Fellow Prof. Tianshou ZHAO, Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Director of HKUST Energy Institute at HKUST, is one of the two Hong Kong scholars who have recently been elected Members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences this year. Prof. Zhao is widely recognized for his intellectual range and accomplishments in the areas of fuel cells, advanced batteries, multi-scale multiphase heat and mass transport with electrochemical reactions, and computational modeling.

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The Latest Issue of IAS Newsletter Released
28 Oct 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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