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IAS Bank of East Asia Professor Ching W. TANG is awarded 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology
14 Jun 2019
The Inamori Foundation, Kyoto, Japan announced that Prof. Ching W. TANG, the IAS Bank of East Asia Professor of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is the recipient of the 2019 Kyoto Prize in Advanced Technology. Prof. Tang is honored for his “Pioneering Contributions to the Birth of High-Efficiency Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLED) and Their Applications”. He is a Hong Kong native and the first person of Chinese descent to win the Kyoto Prize since it was established in 1985.

The Kyoto Prize is awarded by the Inamori Foundation annually to individuals who have made global achievements in the categories of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy. Each laureate will receive a diploma, a 20K gold Kyoto Prize medal, and a prize money of 100 million yen. The formal award ceremony will be held on Nov 10, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan.

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IAS Senior Visiting Fellow Professor Surendra SHAH Elected to the Academy of Athens
13 Jun 2019
Prof. Surendra P. SHAH, IAS Senior Visiting Fellow, was elected to be one of the Corresponding Members of the Academy of Athens in the Section of Sciences in recognition of his contributions to the field of Engineering and Concrete Materials. The Academy of Athens, with its name reference to the ancient Academy of Plato, was established in 1926. Prof. Shah is another IAS academic who was elected to the Academy after Prof. Sir Christopher PISSARIDES.

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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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