Mr George Yin Pok WONG
• BSc student (major in Chemistry)
• Participant of Young Scientist Scheme (YSS)
• Exchange study at University of California (Berkeley) in 2019
• Participant of Summer Research Fellowship (SRF) in 2017 and 2018
"The experiences at lab did not only broaden my horizon, but also allowed myself to develop into a more mature person with a greater enthusiasm for pursuing scientific research."
“I was to gain a couple of undergraduate research experiences in HKU within the field of inorganic chemistry and nanotechnology. While these experiences were short, the exposure to the research environment taught me a plethora of practical skills that I would not be able to learn solely from lectures. By setting up chemical reactions, conducting experimental measurements, reading scientific papers and participating in group meetings, I could truly understand how a research group functions.
Being in the lab was a constant learning experience with some ups and downs. There were times where experiments could fail horrendously, especially when my measurements did not display my target product, but it was vital to pick yourself up and figure out what was going on. By overcoming these mini challenges, I was able to grow maturely as a person and become increasingly perceptive in conducting research work. All in all, it was incredibly enjoyable to see how my work was able to create new knowledge which can contribute to the research community. Actively engaging in research activities convinced me that being a scientist is the coolest thing that a person could ever do for a living, and I would like to continue to pursue this path in the future.”