Dr Jinyao TANG of the Department of Chemistry has been announced as a recipient of the prestigious BOCHK Science and Technology Innovation Prize (STIP) for 2023. Dr Tang has been awarded the “STIP in New Materials and New Energy” category, which includes a cash prize of HK$2 million sponsored by the Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited.
Dr Tang’s exceptional research in the field of active colloidal materials has garnered recognition for its innovative and transformative contributions. His groundbreaking work involves the development of a novel type of light-responsive active colloidal material capable of achieving controllable photoinduced “phase separation.” This achievement has significant implications for various applications, including advancements in display technology and the development of optical stealth materials. Additionally, Dr Tang’s research has contributed to the fundamental theory behind light-controlled active materials and chemically driven micro/nanomotors. In 2022, Dr Tang achieved another notable milestone by developing a cluster system of nanorobots, further demonstrating his dedication to pushing the boundaries of scientific exploration. He was also selected as Senior Research Fellow by the Croucher Foundation for his excellent scientific research achievements in 2022
Dr Tang’s recognition as a laureate of STIP serves as an inspiration for scientific researchers and innovators in Hong Kong.