; Prof. CAI Zongwei of the Department of Chemistry and Director of Dioxin Analysis
Laboratory was granted the “Journal of Chromatography Top Cited Article 2001-2006
Award” for a paper entitled “Simultaneous determination of Ziagen and its phosphorylated
metabolites by ion-pairing high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass
; Dr. FENG Jian, Lecturer of the Department of Computer Science, scooped the “Most Cited
Paper Award” from the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation
2004-2006. The paper, co-authored by Dr. FENG, is entitled “A new cut detection
algorithm with constant false-alarm ratio for video segmentation”.
; Prof. Bambi HU, Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Physics, was invited to be a
Distinguished Visitor by the Australian Complex Open Systems Research Network
(COSNet). COSNet is an organization set up by the Australian Research Council to
promote research in complex systems.
; Prof. Jiming LIU, Head of the Department of Computer Science, was awarded the
“President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work” in the year of 2007 for
his pioneer work in web intelligence and autonomy oriented computing.
; Prof. L. H. TANG from the Department of Physics has been awarded the Overseas and Hong
Kong, Macau Young Scholars Collaborative Research Fund by the National Science
Foundation of China in the 2006 round. He is among the ten Hong Kong and Macau
scholars who received the award.
; Prof. Raymond W. Y. WONG from the Department of Chemistry, received the “President’s
Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching” in the year of 2007 conferring his excellent
performance in teaching.
; Prof. ZHU Lixing from the Department of Mathematics has been selected as a Fellow of the
American Statistical Association (ASA) for his outstanding contributions to the statistical
profession. Prof. ZHU is also a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS).
He is among the three statisticians in Hong Kong awarding both IMS and ASA fellowship.
Prof. ZHU was also awarded the honorary director of Institute of Mathematics at Anhui
; Prof. Albert LEE, Chair Professor of the Department of Chemistry, is applying for patent in
China and USA on his project “Green Oxidation of Alkyl Substituted Aromatics with
Aqueous TBHP under Microwave Irradiation” and the patent applications are in progress.
; Prof. Joseph NG from the Department of Computer Science received a patent from the
German Patent Office for his project entitled “Real Time Capable and Fault Tolerant Data
; Prof. Ricky WONG, Head of the Department of Biology, was granted a patent in China on
his project “Application and Preparation of a Novel Indigoids”.
; Prof. Ricky WONG and Prof. N. K. MAK from the Department of Biology are applying for
patent in China and USA on their project “ Device for Study of Cell Migration” and their
patent applications are in progress.
; The Dioxin Analysis Laboratory has successfully passed the first re-assessment from Hong
Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) operated by the Hong Kong
Accreditation Service and thus been renewed ISO/IEC 17025: 2005 accreditation for the
dioxin analysis in soil, sediment and fly-ash (Category of Environmental Testing).
; MPhil student Michelle CHOW of the Department of Computer Science was awarded an
IEEE Travel Grant which supported her to present her research paper in the IEEE
International Conference on Communications in the U.K. in June 2007.
; LIN Meifang, PhD student of the Department of Chemistry, was awarded the “Distinguished thGraduate Student Award” by the 13 International Workshop on Inorganic and Organic
Electroluminescence and 2006 International Conference on the Science and Technology of
Emissive Displays and Lighting (EL2006). She also received the best oral presentation thaward in the 14 Symposium on Chemistry Postgraduate Research in Hong Kong.
; PO Ching-fung, Year 3 student of the Department of Mathematics, won second place in the thpoetry category of the 4 Intervarsity Creative Writing Competition organized by the
University’s Arts Faculty and Language Centre of the University.
; TONG Tat Ming, graduate of 2007 of the Department of Computer Science, has won the
First-grade Award in the Amway Pan-Pearl River Delta Region Universities IT Project
Competition 2007 held in Guizhou, China. His project entitled “Document Image
Segmentation” aimed to identify text, headline and graphic components from a document
image by rule-based method followed by k-means clustering.
; XIE Lu, Year 2 student of the Department of Mathematics, was awarded Wofoo Global
Leadership Programme Cultural Harmony Award Scheme Competition. She received a
subsidy to join a three-week summer programme in Mexico.
; The Rowing Club won the Men’s Coxless Four and Women’s Coxless Four events at the
Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championship. Some of the winning team members were
our Faculty’s students. They were WONG Tak-fai of the Department of Computer Science,
and WONG Tak-hang of the Department of Biology in the men’s event; WONG Kam-yip of
the Department of Mathematics, and CHO Suk-mei of the Department of Physics in the
; A research team led by Prof CAI Zongwei, Professor of Chemistry Department and
Director of the Dioxin Analysis Laboratory, won high praise from the Animals Asia
Foundation for their success in identifying a poisonous white powder found at a bear
sanctuary run by the Foundation in the Mainland’s Sichuan province.
; Prof. FANG Kaitai, Chair Professor of Department of Mathematics and also known as the
“Father of Uniform Design”, was conferred the title of Emeritus Professor by the
University in recognition of his distinguished scholarship.
; Prof. Joseph NG Kee Yin, Professor, Department of Computer Science, was among a
team of Hong Kong and German researchers who have received a patent from the German
Patent Office for the project “Clock Synchronization in Nodes on A Ring Bus”. The
project solves the clock synchronization problems in computers and has wide applications
in industry, transport and space research.
; Prof. TANG Tao, Head of Department of Mathematics, was appointed Cheung Kong
Chair Professor under the Cheung Kong Scholars Programme for his outstanding
achievements in mathematics. He was among 89 scholars appointed chair professor under
this programme this year.
; Prof. TANG Yuan Yan received the First Class of Natural Science Award (自然科學獎)
of Technology Development Centre, Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of
China (教育部科技發展中心) in November 2005 for his research work entitled “The
theory and research method for digital document image analysis and recognition” (數字
; Prof. ZHU Shi-Yao was elected as a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in
December 2005 for his pioneer research in quantum optics and laser physics with
particular reference to lasing without inversion and quenching of spontaneous emission
; The Dioxin Analysis Laboratory has become the sole independent and academic dioxin
laboratory in Hong Kong to receive ISO/IEC 17025: 1999 accreditation from the Hong
Kong Laboratory Accreditation Scheme (HOKLAS) operated by the Hong Kong
; The Croucher Institute for Environmental Sciences (CIES) has won a patent granted by
the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China for pioneering
technology that resolves some of the adverse effects of chemical fertilizer. The research
team included Prof. Wong Ming-hung, Director of the CIES, Dr. Cheung Kwai-chung,
Assistant Professor of the Department of Biology, and Dr. Wu Shengchun, Post-doctoral
; Lin Meifang, MPhil student of the Department of Chemistry, was awarded Merit Award
“優秀論文獎” at the Doctoral Forum of China 2006 on her thesis, “Highly Efficient And
Stable Sky Blue Organic Light-Emitting Devices”.
; Prof. CAI Zongwei from the Department of Chemistry was named “Overseas Renowned
Scholar” by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He also joined the “Persistent Toxic
Substance (PTS) Research Team” under the Academy’s “Innovative Research Team
International Collaborative Partnership Project”.
; In collaboration with the research team comprising Prof. Kean LI, Dr. Fenglin ZHAO and
Dr. Ronghua YANG in Peking University, Professor CHAN Wing Hong, Head of
Department of Chemistry, received the First Class "CAIA - Chinese Association for
Instrumental Analysis" Award (科學技術一等獎) in 2004 for their joint research
work entitled "Fluorescent Chemosensors - development of new principle and methodology"
(螢光化學傳感器新原理與新方法的研究). Eight projects received this highly prestigious
first class award out of a total entry of 57 projects from provincial, national, university or
private enterprise research centres.
; Prof. Carmen W. K. HUIE from the Department of Chemistry was invited by the chief editor
of the prestigious international journal Electrophoresis (ranked no. 1 in separation science
with a current Impact Factor of 4.32) to be a member of the editorial board.
; Prof. Joseph K. Y. NG was presented the IEEE Computer Society Meritorious Service
Award at COMPSAC 2004 in recognition of his exemplary service to the activities of IEEE
(Hong Kong) Chapter of Computer Society and sustained contributions to promoting IEEE
Computer Society in Hong Kong.
; Prof. TANG Tao, Director of the Graduate School and Head and Chair Professor of the
Mathematics Department, was recently honoured as Distinguished Visiting Professor of the
Academy of Mathematics and Systems Science (AMSS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
(CAS) for his great contributions to mathematical research. He was the sole scholar from
Hong Kong among the eight appointees this time.
; Prof. Rick W. K. WONG, Dean of Science, was appointed as a Council member of the Open
University of Hong Kong for a term of service of three years.
; Mr. Derek CHAN, a Year 2 student from the Department of Physics, was presented the
Outstanding Services Awards by the Hong Kong Student Services Association and the Hong
Kong Outstanding Tertiary Students’ Service Association, in view of his outstanding records
of academic achievement, voluntary service and leadership potential.
; An outstanding undergraduate honours project on “Providing Location-Based Services at
HKBU Library” by Mr YEUNG Man-chung, a year-3 student of the Department of
Computer Science, was presented the “Distinction Award” in the Intervarsity Internet
Technologies Exposition and Conference 2005 (IiTEC 2005) held in July 2005.