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Membership of Research Grants Council


Title/Sphere of Interest


Professor Benjamin W Wah

Provost, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in nonlinear optimization; multimedia signal processing; artificial neural networks; computer networks; evolutionary computation; parallel and distributed processing


Professor Peter Baehr

Chair Professor of Social Theory , Lingnan University, HK

Interests in social and political thought, history of predatory regime types and political language

Professor Jiun-shyan Chen*

William Prager Endowed Chair, Department of Structural Engineering and Director, Center for Extreme Events Research (CEER) , University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

Interests in computational solid mechanics, multiscale materials modeling, modeling of extreme events

Professor Winnie Cheng

Associate Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Professor of English, Director, Research Centre for Professional Communication in English , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Interests in communication, conversational analysis, corpus linguistics, (critical) discourse analysis, (critical) genre analysis, discourse intonation, intercultural communication, lexical studies, on-line learning, outcome-based education , pragmatics, professional communication, teaching and assessment, syllabus design and materials writing, teaching and language corpora, work-integrated education

Ms Cordelia Chung

Managing Director, Corporate Strategy, Asia, LIXIL Corporation, LIXIL Group Corporation, HK

Interests in environmental matters, housing, information technology, legal matters and manufacturing industry

Professor Roy Chi-ping Chung, BBS, JP

Co-founder of Techtronic Industries Company Limited and currently Non-Executive Director of the Company , HK

Interest in Business Administration

Professor Paul Clark*

Professor of Chinese , The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Interests in Chinese films and popular culture, including culture during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976); Chinese youth culture; Beijing since 1949

Professor Michael P Doyle*

Professor and The Rita and John Feik Distinguished University Chair in Medicinal Chemistry , The University of Texas at San Antonio, U.S.A.

Interests in applications with metal carbene transformations, Lewis acid catalyzed reactions, selective catalytic oxidations, and novel dirhodium compounds

Professor Cindy Fan*

Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, Professor of Geography , University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.

Interests in population, migration, regional development, gender, ethnicity, and China

Professor Zhigang He*

Professor of Neurology , Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, U.S.A.

Interests in neural repair and functional restoration, cellular and molecular mechanisms in Axon Guidance and Regeneration

Professor Joanna Ho*

Professor of Accounting and Director of International Programmes, University of California, Irvine, U.S.A.

Interests in incentive contracts, performance evaluations and compensation systems, management accounting practices, corporate governance, auditor choice and audit fees, and use information technology to improve firm performance

Professor Chun Hui

Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) , The University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in Leadership; Comparative Management and Chinese Management; Selection; Conflicts Management; Employee Performance Management

Professor Raymond Man-pao Kan*

Professor of Finance, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, Canada

Interests in Empirical Asset Pricing, Portfolio Management, and Computational Statistics

Mr Henry Kwong-han Leung

Member, Board of Directors of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited, HK

Interests in environmental matters, information technology and electric vehicle

Dr York Liao, SBS, JP

Managing Director, Winbridge Co. Ltd., HK

Interest in Physics

Professor Jian Lu

Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies, Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (NPMM) , City University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in Mechanics and processing of nanomaterials and advanced structural materials; Biomaterials and biomechanics; and Experimental mechanics and residual stress

Professor Anita S Mak*

Emeritus Professor, Psychology, Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia

Interests in cultural diversity, international student and immigrant adjustment, adolescent problem behaviours, and stress, mental health, and resilience in education and employment

Dr Kim Kin-wah Mak, BBS, JP

President, Caritas Institute of Higher Education and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers, HK

Interests in engineering, business, community services

Professor Helen Mei-ling Meng

Chairman, Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in multilingual speech and language processing; multibiometric authentication; multimedia content retrieval and multimodal human-computer interactions

Professor Bill Milne*

Emeritus Professor, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Interests in large area metal oxide and carbon based electronics, thin film materials, MEMS, carbon nanotubes and other low-dimensional structures for electronic applications

Professor Joshua Ka-ho Mok

Vice-President and Lam Man Tsan Chair Professor of Comparative Policy, Lingnan University, HK

Interests in sociology, political science, and public and social policy

Professor Irene Oi-lin Ng

Professor, Chair of Pathology; Director, Laboratory of Liver Cancer and Hepatitis Research; Head, Department of Pathology; Loke Yew Professorship in Pathology; Clinical Professor, The University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in liver cancer, molecular genetics and cell signaling, delineation of important cell signaling pathways, finding and characterizing new genes

Professor Jay Siegel*

Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology, Professor, Molecular Science and Medicinal Chemistry Department, Tianjin University, P.R.China

Interests in stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry

Professor Geoffrey L Smith*

Head of Department of Pathology , University of Cambridge, UK

Interests in poxviruses, specifically vaccinia virus, the live vaccine used to eradicate smallpox

Professor Billy Kee-long So

Head and Chair Professor, Division of Humanities , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Interests in Chinese legal history, Chinese business history (esp. corporate history, corporate law and corporate governance), institutional economic history of late imperial and Republican China, historical GIS (Beijing and Shanghai), Chinese urban history, Global History of Identity, History of Song China

Professor Richard Strugnell*

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Graduate & International Research), Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences , The University of Melbourne, Australia

Interests in Vaccines and Vaccine Development

Professor Kar-yan Tam

Dean of Business and Management, Chair Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management , Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Interests in Electronic Commerce; Adoption of Information Technologies; Web Personalization and HCI

Professor Nora Fung-yee Tam, BBS, JP

Acting Head and Chair Professor of Department of Biology and Chemistry , The City University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in basic and mission-oriented applied research and development projects on biological waste treatment, bioremediation and mangrove ecology

Dr Frank Fuk-kay Tong

Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Investment , The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Ltd., HK

Interest in information technology

Professor Lap-chee Tsui, GBM, GBS, JP

President, Victor and William Fung Foundation, Hong Kong; Director, Qiushi Academy of Advanced Studies and Master of the Residential College of International Campus, Zhejiang University, China; Founding President, The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong , HK

Interests in human genetics, genomics and human genetic diseases

Professor Alexander Ping-kong Wai

Vice President (Research Development), Chair Professor of Optical Communications, Leader of PolyU Photonics Research Centre (PPRC) , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Interests in Nonlinear Optics, Fiber Lasers, Fiber Optic Communications, and Network Theory

Professor Edward Sze-shing Yeung*

Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Liberal Arts and Science , Iowa State University, U.S.A.

Interests in Single Molecule Detection and Characterization; Single Cell Analysis; High Speed DNA Sequencing; Laser Vaporization and Desorption; Laser Measurements near the Shot-Noise Limit

Professor Paul K L Yu*

Provost of Revelle College, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Jacobs School of Engineering , University of California, San Diego, U.S.A.

Interests in microwave photonics, electronic and opto-electronic devices, and advanced materials for use in photonic devices

Ex-officio Member

Professor On-ching Yue

Science Advisor, Innovation and Technology Commission, HK


Mr David Leung

Deputy Secretary-General (2) , UGC

* Non-local members