Four SENG Professors Secured HK$6.1 million in Two NSFC/RGC Research Schemes

Four faculty members from the School of Engineering (SENG) received a total of over HK$6.1 million funding in the Collaborative Research Scheme and Joint Research Scheme of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2023/24.

The NSFC/RGC Collaborative Research Scheme (CRS) aims to support larger-scale collaborative research across disciplines and/or across universities in the Mainland and Hong Kong, with a view to enhancing research output and impact on both sides. Among the 10 selected projects this year, three were led by HKUST faculty, including one from SENG.

List of CRS Funded Projects for 2023/24
Project title: Multi-Elemental Lone-Electron-Pair Cations Based Pb-Free Perovskite Optoelectronics: from Materials Design, Synthesis to High-Performance Devices
Project Coordinator: Prof. ZHOU Yuanyuan, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

The NSFC/RGC Joint Research Scheme (JRS) aims to promote collaboration between researchers/research teams in Hong Kong and the Mainland on the basis of complementing the existing strengths of both sides. The scheme supports research proposals jointly submitted by the Mainland and Hong Kong researchers. It also offers up to two conference grants to sponsor conferences held in Hong Kong. SENG faculty members received two research grants and one conference grant this year.

List of JRS Funded Projects for 2023/24
Research Grant
Project title: Research on Millimeter Scale Continuum Robot and Probe for Endoscopic Laser Surgery
Principal Investigator: Prof. SHEN Yajing, Associate Professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering

Project title: Automated Detection and Mitigation of Software Side Channel Vulnerabilities for Trusted Execution Environments
Principal Investigator: Prof. WANG Shuai, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Conference Grant
Project title: International Conference on Digital Pathology and Data Intelligence
Principal Investigator: Prof. ZHOU Xiaofang, Otto Poon Professor of Engineering and Head & Chair Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

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