Research@HKU Science

Research - Introduction

The Faculty strives for excellence in research and has been most supportive of interdisciplinary research. We have some top notch researchers and world class facilities at the forefront of science.

The Faculty has one of the most numbers of Areas of Excellence in research (supported by the University Grants Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government) in The University of Hong Kong. The three Areas of Excellence are Theory-Modeling and Simulation of Emerging Electronics, Institute of Molecular Functional Materials, and Chemical Biology Approach to Molecular Medicine. We also have a State Key Laboratory in Synthetic Chemistry.

Our researchers in Mathematics are engaged in mathematical modeling and scientific computing. Stochastic and Time Series Analysis are two of the key areas of our Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science which are actively developing new statistical models and tools for economic and financial data analysis.

The Centre of Theoretical and Computational Physics comprises members from the Department of Physics who are in active interaction with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry and departments in the Faculty of Engineering. The Material Science group of researchers, also from Chemistry and Physics, are in active collaboration with the Engineering departments and are working on innovative design of new organic light-emitting devices for efficient lighting, amongst others.

Our biological scientists are working on three key areas: endocrinology and cell biology, aquatic science, and food science and safety. 

Global Climate Change and Earth as a Habitable Planet are also two key interdisciplinary areas for research and investigation.