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HKU establishes Five Jockey Club STEM Labs to foster innovative and sustainable research

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has received a generous support of HKD 48.51 million from The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to establish five Jockey Club (JC) STEM Labs. The establishment of the JC STEM Labs aligns with the University's strategic plan to nurture future leaders in STEM fields and promote interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

The University held an inauguration ceremony today (April 10) to express gratitude and appreciation to the Trust. The officiating guests at the ceremony were Professor Peng Gong, Vice-President (Academic Development) of HKU and Ms Ada Chu, Head of Charities (Talent and Sector Development; Institute of Philanthropy) of The Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Professor Gong expressed his gratitude to The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust for its generous support of the University's research and development, "HKU aspires to nurture future leaders in STEM fields.  We strongly believe that they can harness their expertise in inter-disciplinary research and create impact to the society. Our JC STEM Labs will be driving research projects to examine complex problems and solutions. From food and energy security to water usage and environmental preservation, these are all pressing challenges of our time and I believe that our outstanding researchers will be making breakthroughs in finding solutions.”

The one of five newly inaugurated JC STEM Labs is:

JC STEM Lab of Advanced 3D Integrated Circuit Technology is led by Professor Lain-Jong Li from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, which aims to develop key materials and technologies to enable the scalable fabrication of advanced 3D integrated circuits (3DICs).

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