News by category: Research

Tiny, soft robot with multi-legs developed at CityU
A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments has been developed by a research team led by CityU.
Dr Vellaisamy (centre) and his team.
A new system for testing food safety developed by an interdisciplinary research team at CityU can rapidly detect contaminants in food within several minutes with concentrations of less than 0.2ppm.
A research team led by CityU has recently discovered a brain signalling molecule that can improve decision-making performance.
Special ‘ink’ developed at CityU enables world’s first 4D printing for ceramics
The invention of a novel “ceramic ink” by a research team at CityU has made possible the development of the world’s first-ever 4D printing for ceramics.
A new strategy to produce drug carriers for treating cancer with an efficiency rate as high as 80% has been devised by researchers at CityU.
Prof Dirk Pfeiffer
New vaccination strategies for eliminating peste des petits ruminants, also known as goat plague, have been developed through joint research involving CityU.
CRF funding
CityU has been granted more than HK$11 million in research funding for a project to enhance heat transfer on material surfaces and to establish a multi-function analytical facility for surface studies across disciplines.
In a world’s first, a team of researchers at CityU has developed a magnetic 3D-printed microscopic robot that can carry cells to precise locations in live animals.
A research team led by Professor Paul Chu Kim-ho, a materials engineering expert at CityU, has developed a capacitive coating that kills bacteria when it is charged with electricity, which can be applied to orthopedic implants such as artificial joints and dental implants.
An international research team led by CityU has discovered that diamonds at nanoscale can undergo ultralarge, fully reversible elastic deformation.
Results of the research project titled “A Study of Career Aspirations between university students in Hong Kong and Taiwan” were published by CityU’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.
A research project published by CityU on 12 April found significantly divergent views between university students in Hong Kong and Taiwan regarding future career development.
A project that converts low-temperature heat into electricity has been granted more than HK$20 million in research funding.
Breakthrough technologies developed by Professor Paul Chu Kim-ho, a materials engineer, and his team at CityU hold great promise for effective cancer treatment and energy saving.
A smart real-time battery state and health diagnostics system developed by CityU can significantly reduce diagnosis time from hours to three minutes and save the loss of energy by 90%.
Seven CityU faculty members have been selected for the list of Highly Cited Researchers announced by Clarivate Analytics for 2017.
Professor Way Kuo, CityU President and Professor Pan Chin of National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan have jointly published a commentary article, entitled "A reliability look at energy development" in the 2018 January issue of Joule.
A smart thermostat for central air-conditioning systems that can save more than 10% on power and improve indoor comfort levels has been developed and launched onto the market by a team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU).
scholars
CityU Scholars was launched on 30 June to promote the achievements of faculty members, facilitate reporting information to the government, enhance the efficiency of internal reporting, and eliminate duplication.
Professor Johnny Chan Chung-leung from the School of Energy and Environment has received funding to develop a pioneering system for predicting with greater accuracy the landfall of seasonal typhoons.
CityU Shenzhen Research Institute set a new record of receiving a total amount of grant of nearly RMB66.2 million in 2016, an increase of RMB26.3 million over 2015, representing a jump of 66%.
A mobile app that can effectively protect users from falling victim to phone scams has been developed by a cross-disciplinary research team at CityU.
An exhibition on the theme “Frontier Research and Innovation@CityU”, showcasing CityU’s research achievements, product development and advanced technology is being held at CityU from 11 to 13 April.
CityU research team (1st row from left: Professor Lu Jian and Dr Wu Ge; 2nd row from left: Dr Zhu Linli, Dr Chan Ka-cheung and Dr Sun Ligang)
A CityU research team has successfully developed the first-ever supra-nano magnesium alloy with ultra-high strength and deformation capacity, offering potential for biodegradable implants in the human body.
Scientists working on a project led by CityU have found a way to develop novel materials by manipulating the nanoscale structure of metallic glass.
A CityU-led research project on cloud security has been awarded HKD5.98 million in the Collaborative Research Fund in the 2016–17 exercise.