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Professor Guochun ZHAO Elected as a Member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Professor Guochun ZHAO of the Department of Earth Sciences on his election as a member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences(ASHK). Professor Zhao is a highly esteemed geologist with international recognition, specializing in metamorphic petrology, Precambrian geology, and supercontinents. His extensive contributions to the field include over 320 scientific papers, earning him prestigious accolades such as the 2018 World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Award. In 2021, he was also elected as a fellow of TWAS for the Advancement of Science in Developing Countries. Furthermore, his outstanding achievements have led to his inclusion in Clarivate Analytics' esteemed '2023 Highly Cited Researchers' list.

Professor Zhao expressed his gratitude and shared his thoughts on the achievement, stating, 'It is a great honour for me to have been elected as the Member of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences, which reflects recognition of my academic achievements in earth sciences and my contributions to the development of earth sciences in Hong Kong. I would like to express my gratitude to those members who nominated me and all ASHK members for their supports. I would also like to thank The University of Hong Kong, Northwest University (Xi’an), Hong Kong RGC and China NSFC for their long-term financial supports for my research, and thank my collaborators and my students for their hard work with me for many years.'

About The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK)

The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK) was established by a group of most distinguished scientists in Hong Kong in 2015 to promote the development and advancement of science and technology in Hong Kong, and to raise Hong Kong’s profile as a centre of scientific excellence. The Academy brings together leading scientists in Hong Kong as well as from overseas who have contributed significantly to promoting science and technology in Hong Kong. With the vision that “The Academy thrives to provide leadership in developing Hong Kong as a centre of scientific and technology excellence”, the Academy and all its Members have worked unceasingly for the mission that “The Academy promotes the development and advancement of science and technology in Hong Kong and informs the public on relevant issues. To recognise the indispensable contribution of young scientists in Hong Kong and to leverage their enthusiasm for promoting science and technology, the Academy set up the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK) as an autonomous chapter in 2019. The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences official website:

Professor Guochun ZHAO

Professor Guochun ZHAO

Department of Earth Sciences