News by category: Research

SEE received funding from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to investigate the growth of multiple strains of human gut microbes in a single reactor.
A research team comprising experts from CityU and other universities discovered the deformation transitions of multiscale nanotwins in austenitic stainless steel.
CityU wins two golds and two silvers at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Researchers from CityU have received four awards, including two Gold Medals and two Silver Medals at the 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva held in Switzerland.
Neuromedicine breakthrough with Harvard University
A research team led by CityU has found a shortcut for developing new drugs which can potentially reduce time and costs by sorting out high potential candidates out of a long list of chemical compounds, with an accuracy of around 50%.
New technology developed at CityU saves at least 4.5% of energy in mobile networks
A research project conducted by EE has developed technology that can optimise mobile network design and reduce the energy consumption of the base stations by a minimum of 4.5%.
the launch of the CityU-IHEP Laboratory on neutron scattering
Research into neutron scattering in Hong Kong will benefit with the opening on 27 February of a joint laboratory co-established by CityU and the Institute of High Energy Physics under the CAS.
The golden sheet held by Dr Peter Tse Wai-tat is a sensor that, when wrapped around exposed parts of a pipe, identifies corrosion in parts of a pipe that are covered.
A research team from the Department of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management at CityU has developed the world’s first non-destructive-testing based inspection system that can detect corrosion in buried and wall-covered pipes.
A research team comprising experts from CityU , Harvard University and Nokia Bell Labs has successfully fabricated a tiny on-chip lithium niobate modulator, an electro-optic modulator which is more efficient, with faster data transmission and lower costs. CityU researchers are looking into its application for the coming 5G communication.
The Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences has been granted $35 million in government funding to enhance the sustainability, health and production of local livestock farms and fisheries.
new alloys
A research team led by CityU has worked out a novel strategy for developing new super alloys that are extremely strong, yet ductile and flexible.
Ten faculty members from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) have been named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.
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%.