The contributions made by (from left) Dr Ho Cheuk-lam, Dr Ken Leung and Dr Zhu Xunjin are honoured by the Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research.


(左起)何卓琳博士、梁湛輝博士和朱訓進博士的研究努力獲得亞太材料研究學會的肯定。

Date: 07 Jan 2015 (Wednesday)

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Three Chemistry scholars win Materials Research Contribution Award

三位化學學者獲頒材料研究貢獻獎

Dr Ken Leung, Assistant Professor; Dr Zhu Xunjin, Assistant Professor; and Dr Ho Cheuk-lam, Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Chemistry recently won the Materials Research Contribution Award presented by the Asia Pacific Society for Materials Research in recognition of their achievement in materials research. In addition, they were invited to deliver lectures at the 2014 International Conference for Leading and Young Materials Scientists held on the Chinese mainland last month.

Dr Leung was delighted to receive the award. He said, “There is a pressing need to develop new materials in the field of personalised nanomedicine as it has huge potential applications in treating cancers and could reduce the time and cost of surgeries.” His research focuses on the synthesis of organic-inorganic hybrid nanomaterials for early disease diagnosis and therapy applications.

Dr Zhu considered the award bestowed on him in recognition of his research effort in materials science. In the coming years, he will continue to develop new inorganic/organic materials for highly efficient organic solar cells.

Dr Ho said, “This recognition acknowledges the efforts and the contributions that my research team has made in the field of materials science.” She has developed materials with applications ranging from energy converters for light and electricity in organic solar cells to organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and materials as patternable precursors to fabricate nanoscale magnetic data storage devices.

化學系助理教授梁湛輝博士、助理教授朱訓進博士和研究助理教授何卓琳博士憑著他們在材料研究的傑出貢獻,獲亞太材料研究學會頒發「材料研究貢獻獎」,並於上月獲邀在內地舉行的「2014年領先及年輕材料科學家國際會議」發表演說。

梁博士對獲獎表示高興,他說﹕「開發個人化納米醫學新材料具迫切性,因為新材料對治療癌症,以及減輕手術時間和成本有很大的潛在應用價值。」梁博士一直致力研究有機—無機雜化納米材料,並應用於早期疾病診斷和治療。

朱博士認為獎項認同了他研究材料科學的努力。他會繼續進行用於高效能有機太陽能電池的新型有機/無機材料的研究。

何博士說﹕「這獎項肯定我和團隊在材料科學研究上的成就。」她至今研發的材料可廣泛應用於有機太陽能電池和有機發光二極管的光電信號轉換器和納米磁性資料記憶體。