(From left) Professor Tang Tao, Associate Vice-President and Dean of the Faculty of Science, Professor Raymond Wong, Professor Zhu Lixing and Professor Rick Wong, Vice-President (Research & Development) at the award presentation ceremony in Beijing


(左起)浸大協理副校長暨理學院院長湯濤教授、黃維揚教授、朱力行教授和副校長(研究及拓展)黃偉國教授一同出席在北京舉行的頒獎禮

Date: 13 Jan 2014 (Monday)

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HKBU scholars win State Natural Science Awards (Second Class)

浸大兩學者獲頒國家自然科學獎二等獎

Two HKBU scholars have received national honours for their outstanding research projects in the field of natural sciences. Professor Raymond Wong Wai-yeung, Associate Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Chemistry, who leads a research team, was awarded the 2013 State Natural Science Award (Second Class) for the project entitled “Multifunctional Metallopolymers/Metallophosphors and Their Emerging Applications”. Professor Zhu Lixing, Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Mathematics, was awarded the 2013 State Natural Science Award (Second Class) for a project he undertook on his own entitled “Model Checking and Dimension Reduction in Regression”.

Professor Raymond Wong was delighted to receive the prestigious award. He said: “We are honoured by the national acclaim and recognition of our research.” His project focuses on the properties of metallopolymers/metallophosphors and their emerging applications in optoelectronics and energy industries. The materials and technologies developed in the project have various applications as electron donor materials in organic solar cells, light emitters in organic light-emitting devices, optical power limiters, and patternable precursors for fabricating nanoscale magnetic data storage devices.

On receipt of the same award, Professor Zhu Lixing said, “It is my honour to be granted an award at the national level. This is an important recognition of my research efforts in the past as well as a great impetus to my future research.” Professor Zhu’s research is concerned with regression analyses in statistics. It aims to investigate model checking under nonparametric alternatives and reduce dimensionality in a semiparametric structure.

Professor Albert Chan, President and Vice-Chancellor, expressed his gratitude for the awards bestowed on the two scholars. He said, “The University is committed to science and research development. It is encouraging to see the most esteemed awards in the areas of natural sciences at the national level given to HKBU scholars in recognition of their excellent achievements.” Professor Chan said that the University would continue to strive for better scientific advancements to contribute to society.

兩位浸大學者最近獲國家頒授獎項,以表揚他們在自然科學範疇上的卓越科研成就。化學系副系主任和講座教授黃維揚教授率領團隊完成「多功能金屬有機聚合物/磷光材料及其在新興領域的應用研究」項目,另外,數學系系主任和講座教授朱力行教授個人完成「迴歸中的模型檢驗和降維」項目,兩人分別獲頒授二零一三年度國家自然科學獎二等獎。

黃教授對獲獎項表示高興,他說:「很高興我們的研究獲得國家級殊榮及肯定。」他的項目以金屬有機聚合物/磷光材料在新興光電資訊和能源產業等領域的應用為牽引,研究與這類材料性質相關的科學問題,項目開發的材料和技術可廣泛應用於有機太陽能電池給體材料、有機發光二極管發光材料、光限幅材料及實現納米電子束平面印刷及磁存儲。

朱力行教授說:「我很榮幸獲頒這個重要的國家獎項,獎項肯定了我多年來的努力之外,更有助推動我往後的研究工作。」他的項目關於統計學的迴歸分析,旨在探討模型核對以及降低維數的幾個比較基礎的問題。

校長陳新滋教授對黃維揚教授和朱力行教授獲獎表示欣喜,他說:「浸大一直著重科研發展,是次兩位學者獲得國家頒發自然科學領域中設立的最高獎項『國家自然科學獎』,顯示浸大學者的科研成果得到了國家級的認同,我們感到十分鼓舞。」陳教授表示,浸大會在科研發展上繼續努力,務求以研究成果回饋社會。