Winners of the 2009-10 Round of the HKU Outstanding Researcher Awards Scheme

The winners of the latest round of HKU awards to recognise research excellence have been announced by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research), Professor Paul Tam, who offered his heartiest congratulations to all the researchers concerned on their achievements.

The academic colleagues named below have won awards in the 2009-10 round of the University’s Outstanding Researcher Awards Scheme:


Outstanding Researcher Award

Professor C.M. Hutton, School of English

Professor H. Sun, Department of Chemistry

Professor E.X. Wu, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Professor R.M.F. Yuen, Department of Medicine


Outstanding Young Researcher Award

Dr. B.P. Chan, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor C. Cheng, Department of Psychology

Dr. X. Cui, Department of Physics

Dr. J.C. Kuehn, School of English

Ms. R.W.C. Lee, Department of Law

Dr. E.W.C. Tse, Department of Medicine

Dr. Y. Wang, Department of Pharmacology & Pharmacy


Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award

Professor Y.S. Chan, Department of Physiology

Professor M.M. Kumaraswamy, Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Y.F. Yeung, School of Chinese


Research Output Prize

Research Output Prizes have been awarded for the books and articles listed below:


 Faculty of Architecture

“Sick Building Syndrome and Perceived Indoor Environmental Quality: A Survey of Apartment Buildings in Hong Kong”, Habitat International (2009), 33, 4, 463-471
by Siu-Kei Wong*, Lawrence Wai-Chung Lai*, Daniel Chi-Wing Ho*, Kwong-Wing Chau*, Cindy Lo-Kuen Lam*, Chris Hung-Fai Ng.


Faculty of Arts

Contact Languages: Ecology and Evolution in Asia, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2009, 257pp by Umberto Ansaldo*.


Faculty of Business and Economics

“The Effect of Regulatory Orientation and Decision Strategy on Brand Judgments”, Journal of Consumer Research, 35 (April 2009), 1026-1038 by Echo Wen Wan*, Jiewen Hong, Brian Sternthal.


Faculty of Dentistry

“Microbiology of Odontogenic Bacteremia: beyond Endocarditis”, Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2009, 22: 46-64 by N.B. Parahitiyawa*, L.J. Jin*, W.K. Leung*, W.C. Yam*, L. P. Samaranayake*.


Faculty of Education

“From the Horse’s Mouth: What Scientists Say About Scientific Investigation and Scientific Knowledge”, Science Education, 93(1), 109-130, 2009 by Siu Ling Wong*, Derek Hodson.


Faculty of Engineering

“Site Response to Multi-directional Earthquake Loading: A Practical Procedure”, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, 29 (2009), pp 710-721 by J. Yang*, X.R. Yan.


Faculty of Law

“Customary Non-Refoulement of Refugees and Automatic Incorporation into the Common Law: a Hong Kong Perspective”, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 58, April 2009, 443-468 by Oliver Jones*.


Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

“A Mutation in Ihh that Causes Digit Abnormalities Alters Its Signaling Capacity and Range”, Nature, 458 (April 2009), 1196-1200 by Bo Gao*, Jianxin Hu*, Sigmar Stricker, Martin Cheung*, Gang Ma, Kit Fong Law*, Florian Witte, James Briscoe, Stefan Mundlos, Lin He, Kathryn S.E. Cheah*, Danny Chan*.


Faculty of Science

“Secretin as a Neurohypophysial Factor Regulating Body Water Homeostasis”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), 2009 by Jessica Y.S. Chu*, Leo T.O. Lee*, C.H. Lai*, H. Vaudry, Y.S. Chan*, W.H. Yung, Billy K.C. Chow*.


Faculty of Social Sciences

“Invigorating the Content in Social Embeddedness: An Ethnography of Life Insurance Transactions in China”, American Journal of Sociology Vol. 115, No. 3 (November 2009): 712-54 by Cheris Shun-ching Chan*.


*HKU members  


A Joint Award Presentation Ceremony for Excellence in Teaching and Research will be held on February 17, 2011.


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