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Membership of Research Grants Council


Title/Sphere of Interest


Professor Benjamin W Wah, JP

Provost, Wei Lun Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in nonlinear programming, with applications in financial engineering; multimedia signal processing, voice-over-IP, and computer networks; artificial intelligence, planning and scheduling, and satisfiability


Professor Jiun-shyan Chen*

William Prager Chair Professor, Director, Center for Extreme Events Research, Department of Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA

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

Ms Cordelia Chung

Managing Director and Chief of Staff, LIXIL Group Corporation, HK

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

Professor Yip-wah Chung, BBS*

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, USA

Interests in surface science, tribology, design and characterization of lubricant additives, hard coatings and alloys, as well as high throughput synthesis of multi-component systems

Professor Paul Clark*

Chair Professor of Chinese, Director, North Asia CAPE (Centre of Asia Pacific Excellence), School of Cultures, Language and Linguistics, 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, Department of Chemistry, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

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, Department of Geography, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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

Professor Raymond Man-pao Kan*

Professor of Finance, 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

Professor Jian Lu

Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies, Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Director of Centre for Advanced Structural Materials, City University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in biomaterials and biomechanics, integration of advanced materials and processing through computational simulation and computer aided design, mechanical characterization and processing of nanomaterials and advanced structural materials, experimental mechanics and residual stress

Professor Tai-lok Lui, JP

Vice President (Research and Development), Chair Professor of Hong Kong Studies, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in class analysis, urban sociology, economic sociology and Hong Kong studies

Professor Anita S Mak*

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

Interests in intercultural relations, international student and immigrant experience, adolescent problem behaviours, and stress, coping and mental health 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

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

Interests in big data decision analytics, multilingual speech and language processing, multibiometric authentication, multimedia content retrieval, multimodal human-computer interactions

Professor Joshua Ka-ho Mok

Vice-President, 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

Head, Department of Pathology, Loke Yew Professorship in Pathology, Chair Professor of Pathology, Director, State Key Laboratory for Liver Research, The University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in integrated functional genomics of liver cancer using genome-scale technologies coupled with clinical translational studies

Professor Jay Siegel*

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

Interests in stereochemistry and physical organic chemistry

Professor Geoffrey L Smith*

Professor and Head of Department of Pathology, Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK

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

Professor Billy Kee-long So

Vice Rector (Student Affairs), University of Macau, Macau

Interests in Chinese legal history and legal culture, Chinese business history and business culture, institutional economic history of China, comparative studies of Meiji Japan and modern China, comparative history of publishing, comparative studies of constitutional theories, historical cultural contacts between China and other societies

Professor Richard Strugnell*

Professor of Microbiology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Interests in microbiology/immunology interface, and in basic bacterial molecular biology of key microbiological phenomena including bacterial physiology, biofilm development and adaptation to intracellular growth

Dr Frank Fuk-kay Tong

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

Interest in information technology

Professor Lap-chee Tsui, GBM, GBS, JP

President and Founding Member, The Academy Sciences of Hong Kong, President, Victor and William Fung Foundation, Director, Qiushi Academy for Advanced Studies, Zhejiang University, HK

Interests in human genetics, genomics and human genetic diseases

Professor Rosalie L Tung*

The Ming and Stella Wong Professor of International Business, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Interests in comparative and cross-cultural management, strategies for international business, international human resources management, Asia-Pacific business and international business negotiations

Professor Alexander Ping-kong Wai

Vice President (Research Development), Chair Professor of Optical Communications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Interests in optical fiber communications, fiber-optics sensors and gallium nitride technology, future optical network technology including all-optical packet-switching, routing of optical information with all-optical processing of the packet header information

Professor Rick Wai-kwok Wong

Vice-President (Research & Development), Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science , Hong Kong Baptist University, HK

Interests in organometallic synthesis, luminescent materials, bio-inorganic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis

Professor Edward Sze-shing Yeung*

Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Liberal Arts and Sciences , Iowa State University, USA

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*

Dean (Interim) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, San Diego, USA

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