Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty 2019

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The Outstanding Research Award Junior Faculty is awarded to Dr Lu Yang, Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

By developing advanced in situ nanomechanical methods, Dr Lu and his research team have discovered “ultralarge elasticity” in nanoscale covalent crystals, such as silicon nanowires and diamond nanoneedles. The findings could have a profound impact on nanotechnology, strain engineering and biomedical fields, and even quantum information technologies.


Awarded date2019
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsCity University of Hong Kong