Cross-Campus Workshop on Bio, Ene and Mat

The first cross-campus workshop on biology, energy, and materials was successfully held at the Guangzhou campus of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (GZ) from November 10th to 12th, 2023. The workshop was jointly organized by the Advanced Materials Thrust of the Functional Hub of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (GZ), the Energy Institute and the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (CWB).

Prof. Minhua SHAO, Director of the Energy Institute and the Head of Chemical & Biological Engineering, led a group of over 20 faculty and research staff to attend the workshop. During the opening ceremony, he introduced the Institute and department and extended an invitation to colleagues from the Guangzhou Campus to visit the Clear Water Bay Campus for further communication and collaboration.

During his opening remarks, Prof. Jingshen WU, the Vice President for Teaching and Learning of HKUST (GZ), provided a review of the founding process of the Guangzhou campus, emphasizing the unique academic structure of "Hubs-Thrust" and the importance of interdisciplinary integration. He then proceeded to introduce the future development plan of the Guangzhou campus. Prof. Wu hoped that HKUST (GZ) would leverage the unique location advantages of Nansha to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and promote cross-campus cooperation.

EI Associate Director Prof. Qing CHEN, EI faculty Prof. Zhengtang LUO, Prof. Yuanyuan ZHOU, Prof. Yoonseob KIM and Prof. Frank LAM, experts and scholars from academia and industry, as well as outstanding research staff and students, were invited to give presentations, sharing their research progress in the fields of biology, energy, and materials science. They discussed cutting-edge scientific issues and promoted the development of interdisciplinary integration. The workshop was also available for online live streaming, which attracted more than 100 participants from various universities and research institutions in the Greater Bay Area to attend remotely.

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