Membership of Research Grants Council
Member Title/Sphere of Interest
Chairman
Professor Yuk-shan Wong, SBS, JP

Former President , Hong Kong Metropolitan University, HK

Interests in environmental biotechnology, plant biochemistry and mangrove conservation/utilization

Members
Professor Ronaldo Borja*

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering , Stanford University, USA

Interests in developing strain localization and failure models for soils and rocks, modeling coupled solid deformation/ fluid flow phenomena in porous materials, and finite element modeling of faulting, cracking, and fracturing in quasi-brittle materials.

Professor Wai-yee Chan

Pro-Vice-Chancellor/ Vice President , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in the molecular genetics of human reproductive and endocrine disorders, biochemical genetics of inborn errors of copper and zinc metabolism, functional genomics and epigenomics of germinal stem cells and scientific journals.

Ms Cordelia Chung

Chairman , Clarksdale Investment Limited, 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 Cindy Fan*

Vice Provost for International Studies and Global Engagement, Professor of Geography , University of California, Los Angeles, USA

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

Professor James Fawcett*

Emeritus Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Neurosciences , University of Cambridge, UK

Interests in repairing the damaged nervous system

Professor Tai-fai Fok, SBS, JP

Emeritus Professor and Honorary Clinical Professor, Department of Paediatrics , The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK

Interest in newborn care, especially the prevention and management of respiratory conditions, newborn infection, newborn growth, and medical education

Professor Huajian Gao*

Distinguished University Professor, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering , Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Interests in solid mechanics, nanomechanics and biomechanics, fracture mechanics, thin film mechanics, mechanics of nanostructured and low dimensional materials, mechanics of membrane targeting nanomedicine, and hydrogen embrittlement

Professor Gian Francesco Giudice*

Head of the Theoretical Physics Department , CERN, Switzerland

Interests in theoretical particle physics and cosmology

Professor Yi-ke Guo

Provost , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Interests in data mining, machine learning and large-scale data management

Mr Stephen Wai-chung Ho

Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Technology Committee , Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute, HK

Interests in telecommunication and broadcasting, science and technology, and environmental matters

Professor I-ming Hsing

Head and Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Interests in nucleic acid based bioengineering, biosensors, point of care diagnostics, nanobiotechnology, electrochemistry and electroanalysis, flexible implantable bioelectronics, and chemical engineering

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 Wing-kam Liu*

Walter P. Murphy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Materials Science and Engineering , Northwestern University, USA

Interests in development of multiscale theories, methods, and software for the design and analysis of large scale engineering material systems, materials design, manufacturing, bio-sensing, and drug delivery

Professor Tai-lok Lui, JP

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 Helen Mei-ling Meng

Patrick Huen Wing Ming Professor, 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 William Ireland Milne*

Emeritus Professor 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, 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

Loke Yew Professor 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 Miles Padgett*

Kelvin Chair of Natural Philosophy (Physics and Astronomy) , University of Glasgow, UK

Interests in optical physics and in particular optical momentum

Professor Daniel Tan-lei Shek, SBS, JP

Associate Vice President (Undergraduate Programme) , The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Interests in positive youth development, family process, scale development, quality of life, programme evaluation, addiction and spirituality

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

Professor Kellee S Tsai

Dean and Chair Professor, School of Humanities and Social Science , The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HK

Interests in China in comparative perspective, political economy of development, theories of comparative politics, domestic politics of Contemporary China; politics of international development; comparative democratization, China and the Global political economy

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 Sean Xin Xu*

Starr Endowed Chair Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Associate Dean, School of Economics and Management , Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Interests in digital enablement and digital transformation, IT governance, analytics, IT business value, IT strategy and e-commerce

Professor Michael Mengsu Yang

Vice-President (Research and Technology) , City University of Hong Kong, HK

Interests in the development of biochip technology and nanotechnology for molecular diagnostics and therapeutic applications

Professor Hongtao Yu*

Chair Professor and Dean of School of Life Sciences , Westlake University, Hangzhou, China

Interests in combining cell biological, biochemical, and biophysical methods; to understand cellular mechanisms governing genomic stability at the molecular and atomic levels

Professor Paul K L Yu*

Provost, Revelle College 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

Professor Jie Zhang*

Former Vice President , Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Interests in high energy density physics, laser fusion physics and laboratory astrophysics

Ex-officio Member
Professor Charles Surya

Science Advisor , Innovation and Technology Commission, HK

Secretary
Mr Mike Ng

Deputy Secretary-General (2) , UGC

* Non-local members