Faculty and Research
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Faculty and Research
The research philosophies of our faculty members from diverse backgrounds
"While 5G connects things now, 6G will represent a revolutionary leap and create a huge impact on the transformation of wireless and vertical industries by connecting intelligence and supporting the ubiquitous AI in the next decade." - Prof. Khaled BEN LETAIEF
"I hope more women will consider engineering as a career to change the status quo and to say, 'I can do it too.'" - Prof. Angela WU
"As biomedical scientists, it is simply amazing that what we design and implement could be a game changer in a healthcare system, saving human lives." - Prof. Terence WONG
"Our transition to a robotics-aided world has been so gradual but seamless that we may soon forget what life was even like before automation." - Prof. LI Zexiang
"The joy of doing research is that you have the freedom to decide what problems to solve and how you can contribute to society." - Prof. Irene LO
"AI is like a fast-running car. Data is like engine oil. Once the engine oil is refined into gas, we can propel this car to accomplish meaningful missions." - Prof. YANG Qiang
"Design thinking, characterized by its divergent-convergent process, is a human-centered and creative problem-solving technique for innovation." - Prof. Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE
"I've been very fortunate to have witnessed so many student entrepreneurs creating startups and in the process, dramatically elevating their capacity to create real world impact." - Prof. Terrence YEE
"Humanity's thirst for energy has reached record levels that can only be quenched by the invention of new technologies drawing from multiple disciplines." - Prof. Francesco CIUCCI
"When I Skype with my grandchildren on my cellphone, I enjoy seeing their most beautiful faces - on an OLED screen." - Prof. TANG Ching-Wan, inventor of OLED
"University is a place for continuous learning and self-discovery, for students and faculty alike. I learn a lot from my students too, and it is really rewarding." - Prof. Rhea LIEM
"The joy of autonomous driving research is to enable better living for everyone, towards seamless and highly efficient automatic transportation and logistics." - Prof. Ming LIU
"We are naturally very excited about setting a world record. This is the first step in our research on capturing and analyzing giant photographs and videos." - Prof. Pedro SANDER
"A research topic good enough for an academic paper may not be translatable into a commercial product. This involves using design thinking, a user-centric approach, to solve problems." - Prof. Sai-Kit YEUNG
"To tackle complex and 'wicked' problems of the future, beyond knowledge and abilities, teamwork, creativity and grit are important skills for our students to cultivate." - Dr. Winnie LEUNG
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Engineering & Technology
#1 in Hong Kong for 11 consecutive years
Strategic Research Areas
Strategic research areas are essentially where the amalgamation of knowledge, know-how and insights of different engineering disciplines takes place. The ultimate goal for such cross-disciplinary exchanges is to venture into the unknown, tackle the seemingly impossible, create many more “firsts” and invent out-of-the-box solutions. By virtue of these interactions, we can also expect a continuous emergence of new engineering domains in the future, and any collaboration between them may in turn push back the frontiers even further. A wonderful cycle of invention and reinvention, is therefore made possible via research work that strategically combines the wisdom of different engineering disciplines.
Research Support
Facilities that have been sustaining and fortifying our research activities
Research Infrastructure
Research Infrastructure
SENG’s research infrastructure has served as an indispensable supporter and facilitator of interdisciplinary research projects that aim at making endless discoveries.
Research News / Stories
When our research efforts and insights translate into important inventions, discoveries and initiatives
The fabricated high-performance III-V photodetector on a monolithic InP/SOI platform for application in silicon photonics
HKUST Scientists Demonstrated High-Performance Photodetectors (PDs) Grown on SOI for Silicon Photonics
HKUST jumps five places in computer science to reach No.26 in the world.
HKUST Engineering Ranks No.1 in Hong Kong for 11 Years
Chairman of the University Grants Committee (UGC) Mr. Carlson TONG (right) presents the 2021 UGC Teaching Award for Early Career Faculty Members to Prof. Rhea LIEM.
HKUST Professor Wins UGC Teaching Award 2021
Prof. King CHOW, Acting Dean of Students at HKUST (Right) and Mr. George CHEN, Director of Public Policy for Greater China, Mongolia, and Central Asia at Facebook kick-start the “Level Up Digital Talent Program” at the launching ceremony.
HKUST Partners with Facebook to Empower Next Generation of Digital Talents
Prof. Man Wong was honored with the 2021 Slottow-Owaki Prize for his outstanding contributions to the education of graduate and undergraduate students in display electronics.
Prof. Man WONG Awarded 2021 Slottow-Owaki Prize
The MoU signing between HKUST Vice-President for Institutional Advancement Prof. WANG Yang (front right) and HKSTP CEO Mr. Albert WONG (front left) is witnessed by guest of honors (back row second left) Mrs. Carrie LAM Cheng Yuet-Ngor, Chief Executive of HKSAR, Prof. Lionel NI, President (Designate) of the new HKUST Guangzhou campus (back row first right), and others.
HKUST Signs MoU with HKSTP to Spark I&T Growth Opportunities in GBA