The Croucher Foundation awards 4 distinguished Hong Kong researchers [fr]
The Croucher Foundation was founded in 1979 by Noël Croucher in order to promote natural, technological and medical Sciences. Its scholarships and fellowships bring funding to young talents and seniors researchers to work in the best conditions. The Foundation has two French partners: The National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA) and the Pasteur Institute for PhD schorlaships and training courses for postgraduates and postdoctoral students.
Each year since 1996, the Croucher Foundation has been delivering fellowships to Hong Kong senior researchers which permit them to continue their researches without any teaching or administrative obligations over a period of up to one year.
The Croucher Foundation awards ceremony taking place on the 21st March 2013 in Hong Kong was officiated by Mrs. Carrie LAM, the Chief Secretary for Administration of the Government of the HKSAR. Her presence has shown the commitment of the Hong Kong government to the development of research in Hong Kong. This idea was recapped during Mrs. LAM’s speech. She affirmed that Hong Kong should not be complacent with its financial system; on the contrary, it is necessary to reinforce research in our society because the future belongs to innovation.
This year the awardees of the Croucher Foundation fellowship are:
- Pr. Ron Shu Yuen HUI from Hong Kong University (HKU), chair professor in power electronics working on sustainable Light-Emitting Diode (LED) system technology.
- Dr. Fuk Yee KWONG from Hong Kong Polytechnic University, associate professor in applied biology and chemical technology working on development of new and modular catalysts for unexplored coupling reaction.
- Pr. Vincent Kin Nang LAU from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), professor in electronic and computer engineering working on green wireless networks for « Big Data Systems ».
- Pr. Iree Oi Lin NG from Hong Kong University (HKU), chair professor in pathology working on liver cancer research – from bench to translational applications.
The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau was present at the ceremony to congratulate the four awardees and celebrate the excellence of research in Hong Kong.
Dr Isabelle SAVES
Attaché for Science and Academic Affairs
Maël LE BAIL