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Research and Development

In relentless pursuit of the unknown, expanding the boundaries of knowledge,
and translating information into application.

Research and Development

Father of AIE

Research and Development

Making Quantum Simulator

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Research and Development

Advancing the Understanding of the Brain

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Research and Development

On Safer and Sustainable Ground

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Research and Development

Advances in Next-Generation Robots

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Research and Development

High Performance Fuel Cell

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Research and Development

High Performance Fuel Cell

Research Highlights

Our talented researchers are tirelessly breaking new ground,
from furthering fundamental principles to engineering applications alike.

E-Fuel power pack

Renewable energy, such as wind and solar, is one of the most effective tools in combating climate change. Yet, widespread deployment of renewables still faces major barriers, namely the intermittent nature of solar and wind energy...

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Deep Earth Carbon

Carbon is the fundamental building block of life. Its behavior and movement as it cycles through the Earth impacts our understanding of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which causes global warming and climate...

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The Secret World of MicroRNAs

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are tiny structures with enormous roles in gene expression regulation. They influence timed cell death (cell apoptosis), stem cell differentiation and metabolism, and can also be significant actors in virus infections ...

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On Safer and Sustainable Grounds

The notorious characteristics of unsaturated soils give rise to many geotechnical problems including excessive deformation of railway embankments, catastrophic collapse of foundations, slopes and dams...

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In the Pipeline

Beneath the bustling urban metropolis of Hong Kong lies 7,500 kilometers of water pipes – the very lifelines that serve a growing population of over 7.3 million. Leaks or bursts that require pipe replacement contribute to business losses...

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Research Focus

HKUST strives to originate frontier research by developing research strengths in these areas
to address society’s most pressing challenges of today

 
 
 
 

A perpetually curious mind

is the primary driver of research excellence.

Prof Nancy Ip, Vice-President
for Research and Development
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Research Infrastructure

At HKUST, our researchers and students are supported by a backbone of communal state-of-the-art central research facilities, institutes and centers, and labs. These central platforms create a synergistic environment that fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and learning.

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