Prof Tongyi Zhang
The award honors a member of faculty with exceptional research achievements and significant impact locally and globally. It is the most prestigious of the SENG Research Excellence Awards, with the winner invited to deliver a public lecture, a distinction in itself.
Prof Zhang, who gained his PhD at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, joined HKUST in 1993. During his time at HKUST, he has undertaken leading research in the interdisciplinary area between materials science and solid mechanics, with his work having significant impact on the academic world.