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Six CUHK Professors Elected into Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences

To promote the development of innovation and technology in Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy of Sciences set up Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK). Thirty one young scientists with outstanding achievements in different disciplines and research areas have been elected into YASHK. Six of them are from CUHK, including Prof. Edwin Chan (1st right) from School of Life Sciences, Prof. Raymond Tong (1st left) from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Prof. Li Huabai from the Department of Physics, Prof. Lu Yi-chun from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, Prof. Kathy Lui (2nd right) from the Department of Chemical Pathology, and Prof. Amos Tai (2nd left) from the Earth System Science Programme. The inauguration ceremony of YASHK was held on 9 June at Hong Kong Science Park. The Chief Executive of HKSAR, Mrs. Carrie Lam, officiated at the ceremony. YASHK aims to promote STEM in secondary schools and arouse students’ interest in science.

This article was originally published in No. 540, Newsletter in Jun 2019.