SENG Research Excellence

SENG Research Excellence

Boldness, creativity and perseverance are all essential prerequisites to research success, and solid research findings are the building blocks of game-changing discoveries and innovations. To recognize exceptional research projects and stimulate a continuous stream of research breakthroughs, SENG has set up a series of school-level honors to acknowledge research achievements arising from work that has preferably been carried out mainly at HKUST.

School of Engineering Research Excellence Award

Launched in 2011, the Award recognizes and rewards faculty members for their research impact and contribution in a local, regional and global context.

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Distinguished Research Excellence Award

Awarding world-class scholars and distinguished leaders in the field

Year Recipient Department
2019 Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF Electronic and Computer Engineering  
2016 Prof. YANG Qiang Computer Science and Engineering
2014 Prof. ZHAO Tianshou Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
2013 Prof. LEE Chung-Yee Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management
2012 Prof. ZHANG Tongyi Mechanical Engineering
2011 Prof. KWOK Hoi-Sing Electronic and Computer Engineering


Research Excellence Award

Recognizing the efforts of outstanding faculty members with proven track record of research excellence and potential to become world-class scholars

Year Recipient Department 
2019 Prof. FAN Zhiyong Electronic and Computer Engineering
2016 Prof. Daniel P. PALOMAR Electronic and Computer Engineering
2014 Prof. LO Hong-Kam Civil and Environmental Engineering
2013 Prof. Irene M. C. LO Civil and Environmental Engineering
Prof. Dimitris PAPADIAS Computer Science and Engineering 
2012 Prof. Vladimir G. CHIGRINOV Electronic and Computer Engineering 
Prof. YANG Hai Civil and Environmental Engineering
2011 Prof. CHEN Guohua Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Prof. ZHANG Qian Computer Science and Engineering


Young Investigator Research Award

Celebrating the achievements and contribution of promising researchers under the age of 35 

Year Recipient Department 
2019 Prof. WANG Jiguang Chemical and Biological Engineering 
2016 Prof. FAN Zhiyong Electronic and Computer Engineering
2012 Prof. YI Ke Computer Science and Engineering 
2011 Prof. Matthew MCKAY Electronic and Computer Engineering


Honorable Mention for the Distinguished Research Excellence Award

Year Recipient Department
2012 Prof. Gordon MCKAY Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering