On behalf of the research team, Dr Lu Minghu (second from left) attends the award presentation ceremony held in Beijing


研究成員盧明華博士 (左二) 代表團隊出席早前在北京舉行的頒獎典禮

Date: 05 Jan 2017 (Thursday)

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Professor Cai Zongwei and team win 2016 Science and Technology Award First Prize of China Association for Instrumental Analysis

化學系蔡宗葦教授研究團隊榮獲中國分析測試協會頒發科學技術一等獎

Professor Cai Zongwei, Acting Head of the Department of Chemistry and Director of State Key Laboratory of Environmental and Biological Analysis, and his research team recently won the 2016 Science and Technology Award First Prize of the China Association for Instrumental Analysis (CAIA). The award is for their outstanding contribution to the project entitled “Nanomaterials-assisted negative ion laser desorption/ionisation-time-of-flight mass spectrometry in the analysis of small molecules”.

The Department of Chemistry of HKBU has not only been a leader in the field of analytical science among local universities, it has also achieved recognition from the international community. Professor Cai and his team are the first group from Hong Kong to receive the CAIA award since it was established more than 25 years ago.

The team developed a series of methods for analysing small molecule compounds by nanomaterials-assisted negative ion laser desorption/ionisation-time-of-flight mass spectrometry. These techniques eliminate the matrix interference in the range of small molecular weight and overcome the problem of the traditional method in analysing small molecule compounds. This widens the technical applications in environmental and biological analysis.

The CAIA award is registered and authorised under China’s National Office for Science and Technology Award. Since its launch in 1990, the award recognises scientists and organisations for the significant contributions they have made at the highest research level employing novel methods, innovative technology and advanced applications in analytical testing sciences in China with social and economic values.

化學系署理系主任兼環境與生物分析國家重點實驗室主任蔡宗葦教授的研究團隊,早前榮獲2016中國分析測試協會科學技術獎一等獎,表彰他們在「基於納米材料的負離子LDI-MS分析小分子物質的研究」項目上的傑出表現。

浸大化學系在分析科學研究領域上取得的成果不僅在香港名列前茅,在國際上也享有很高的聲譽。這次,蔡宗葦教授的研究團隊更是中國分析測試協會科學技術獎設立25多年以來,首個獲得該獎的香港研究單位。

蔡教授的研究團隊經過多年來努力,開發了一系列基於納米材料的負離子基質輔助激光解吸電離──飛行時間質譜分析小分子化合物的方法,克服了有機化合物基質在低分子量區域的干擾,同時亦解决了傳統方法中難以分析小分子化合物的缺陷,大大開拓了該方法在環境和生物分析研究中的應用範疇。

中國分析測試協會科學技術獎是經由國家科學技術獎勵辦公室正式登記批准的社會團體獎項。獎項於1990年首度設立,旨在表彰在分析測試新技術、新方法和新應用方面取得突出成果貢獻,創造顯著社會、經濟效益的科技工作者和組織。