1. CUHK Professor Receives the Collaborative Research Grant of Alliance of International Science Organizations
2. CUHK Professor Elected as International Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellow
CUHK Professor Receives the Collaborative Research Grants of Alliance of International Science Organizations
Professor Tong Kai Yu, Department Chair of the Biomedical Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), received a three-year Collaborative Research Grant, amounting to HK$1 million, from the Alliance of International Science Organizations in the Belt and Road Region (ANSO). This fund was granted to his innovative research project of Hybrid Modalities Based Control of Assistive Ankle Foot Orthosis Robot for Stroke Rehabilitation.
Professor Tong has always been keen to research and has developed a number of robotic products that help stroke patient’s recovery. Many of them are renowned inventions across the globe, such as "electronic footrests" and "soft hands of hope". These instruments not only are widely used by rehabilitation centers and public hospitals, but also provide low-cost and tailor-made rehabilitation options for the benefit of the community. Professor Tang leads a strong team with participation of international researchers and members from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
ANSO is an international, non-profit and non-governmental scientific organization for identifying and addressing common issues in the Belt and Road Region to tackle world scientific challenges. Founding members include scientific and research organizations from Russia, Pakistan, Poland, Hungary, Nepal, Kenya, Netherlands, New Zealand and Brazil. ANSO collaborative research is jointly initiated and supported by ANSO members focusing on urgent issues relating to environmental change, green development, human well-being and sustainable development along the Belt and Road Region.
CUHK Professor Elected as International Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellow
At the opening ceremony of the 11th World Biomaterials Congress on 11 December, the International Federation of Biomaterials Science and Engineering Societies presented the International Biomaterials Science and Engineering Fellowship Certificate and a total of 17 scholars was awarded this title. Professor Qin Ling, Assistant Dean (Mainland Affairs) of the Faculty of Medicine of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), was elected as one of them. More than 2500 participants joined the activities including plenary talks, young scientists forums and thematic seminars to discuss cutting-edge research opportunities and exchange ideas on biomaterial sciences.