19 October 2017

Two Outstanding Scholars Awarded RGC Early Career Award and Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship



Prof. Tjonnie LI, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics and Prof. Liqiang HUANG, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have been awarded the Early Career Award and a Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship respectively by the Research Grants Council (RGC), in recognition of excellent achievement in their research areas. 

Prof. Tjonnie LI’s research focus is gravitational-wave physics and he was awarded the Early Career Award for the project “Testing the strong-field dynamics of gravity using gravitational waves emitted by the mergers of compact objects”. Prof. LI said, “I am honoured to be named as a recipient of the award. I would like to extend my appreciation to CUHK and all members of my research team who give me great support in my research. I hope this award will invigorate local research in gravitational waves, astronomy, and fundamental physics.”

Prof. Liqiang HUANG’s research interests are in visual attention, visual perception and visual awareness. He was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship for his project “A review and update of the Boolean map theory”. Prof. HUANG said, “I am honoured to be given the award. I am grateful to CUHK and RGC for granting me the chance to conduct the research. I will conduct an in-depth synthesis of the Boolean map theory which includes reviewing relevant literature, conducting focused thinking, computer modelling and some experimental testing.”

The RGC Early Career Scheme aims to nurture junior academics, while the primary objective of the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Scheme is to better support outstanding humanities and social sciences academics by granting extended time-off to enable them to focus on research work and writing.   

Mr. Kevin YEUNG (2nd right), Secretary for Education congratulated Prof. Tjonnie LI (centre) being awarded the Early Career Award
Mr. Kevin YEUNG (2nd right), Secretary for Education congratulated Prof. Tjonnie LI (centre) being awarded the Early Career Award

Prof. Benjamin WAH (2nd left), Provost, Prof. Dennis NG (1st left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President and Mr. Eric NG (1st right), Vice-President of CUHK congratulated Prof. Tjonnie LI being awarded the Early Career Award
Prof. Benjamin WAH (2nd left), Provost, Prof. Dennis NG (1st left), Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President and Mr. Eric NG (1st right), Vice-President of CUHK congratulated Prof. Tjonnie LI being awarded the Early Career Award

Prof. Benjamin WAH (left), Chairman of RGC and Provost of CUHK presented the Early Career Award certificate to Prof. Tjonnie LI
Prof. Benjamin WAH (left), Chairman of RGC and Provost of CUHK presented the Early Career Award certificate to Prof. Tjonnie LI

Prof. Tjonnie LI, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics, CUHK, was awarded the Early Career Award for the project “Testing the strong-field dynamics of gravity using gravitational waves emitted by the mergers of compact objects”
Prof. Tjonnie LI, Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics, CUHK, was awarded the Early Career Award for the project “Testing the strong-field dynamics of gravity using gravitational waves emitted by the mergers of compact objects”

Prof. Liqiang Huang, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, CUHK, was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship for his project “A review and update of the Boolean map theory”
Prof. Liqiang Huang, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, CUHK, was awarded the Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship for his project “A review and update of the Boolean map theory”

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