Three CUHK Scholars Named Croucher Senior Research Fellow 2011-12
Three top research academics from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) were presented the prestigious Senior Research Fellowship of The Croucher Foundation today (24 March), in recognition of their outstanding scientific achievements in the international scientific community. Prof. John LUI Chi-shing of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering received the Senior Research Fellowship, while Prof. Henry CHAN Lik-yuen and Prof. Lawrence WONG Ka-sing of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics were awarded the Senior Medical Research Fellowship. The awards were presented by Mr. Michael SUEN Ming-yeung, Secretary for Education of the HKSAR Government.
The Croucher Senior Research Fellowships scheme was first introduced in the 1997-98 academic year. The value of the 2011 award is HK$800,000 for the Senior Research Fellowship and HK$900,000 for the Senior Medical Research Fellowship. It is awarded to local academics who have excelled in scientific research work as judged by leading international scientists invited to provide confidential reviews of candidates nominated in a competitive exercise. Funds are awarded to the universities of the fellowship recipients, enabling the university to recruit replacement teachers to take over the award winner’s duties for the period of the fellowship. This enables the awardees to devote more time and effort to research work. Each winner will also receive a grant of HK$60,000 towards research expenses.
A total of 21 scholars from CUHK have been awarded the Croucher Senior Research Fellowship since its inception. They are: Prof. Henry WONG Nai-ching, Prof. WU Chi, Prof. XIE Zuowei, Prof. CHOW Hak-fun and Prof. Tony SHING Kung-ming of Chemistry, Prof. Raymond YEUNG Wai-ho of Information Engineering, Prof. ZHOU Xunyu of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, Prof. WEI Juncheng of Mathematics, Prof. XIA Keqing and Prof. Emily CHING Shuk-chi of Physics, Prof. HUANG Jie of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Prof. CHAN Hsiao-chang of Biomedical Sciences, Prof. Michael LYU Rung-tsong and Prof. John LUI Chi-shing of Computer Science and Engineering, and Prof. JIANG Liwen of Life Sciences. Among them, six scholars have been awarded the Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship. They are: Prof. Joseph SUNG Jao-yiu, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Jean WOO, Prof. Francis CHAN Ka-leung, Prof. Henry CHAN Lik-yuen and Prof. Lawrence WONG Ka-sing of Medicine and Therapeutics, and Prof. Dennis LO Yuk-ming of Chemical Pathology.