2023 EXTERNAL AWARD
Renowned Physicist Professor Shuang ZHANG was selected in Tencent’s New Cornerstone Investigator Program 2022
Congratulations to Professor Shuang ZHANG, Interim Head and Chair Professor of the Department of Physics, for his being selected in New Cornerstone Investigator Program 2022, which is a nonprofit and independent fund initiated by Tencent. Professor Zhang was one of the 58 selected scientists, among them, three are from Hong Kong.
The program aims to encourage basic research of profound importance to humankind by providing stable and long-term support to a select group of exceptional scientists who are active in conducting fundamental research. Each investigator will be awarded an annual budget of up to 5 million RMB (for experimental research) or up to 3 million RMB (for theoretical research) for an initial five-year term.
Professor Zhang focuses on metamaterials and nanophotonics, specifically on how to design artificial photonic structures to manipulate the propagation of light in a way that goes beyond what can be done with traditional optics.
Professor Zhang was named by Clarivate Analytics in its list of '2022 Highly Cited Researchers’, also a recipient of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Young Scientist Prize in Optics, the Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, and also a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2016.
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Professor Shuang ZHANG
Department of Mathematics