The research reputation of the School is built upon the strengths of its faculty members, who are renowned experts in multiple fields of science working in world-class research facilities.

Our Faculty has propelled the School to the forefront of innovative science and established internationally recognized research institutes and centers here at HKUST. 

They have an excellent track record of securing external funding, most notably the General Research Fund, Collaborative Research Fund, Area of Excellence Scheme, and Theme-based Research Scheme Program of the Research Grants Council as well as the Innovation and Technology Fund. 

Individual faculty members have received awards and honors for their research achievements and have been appointed as editors and members of editorial boards. Their research is continually published in top-tier scientific journals. 

Our neuroscience study combines biochemistry, molecular biology, pharmacology, physiology, human genetics, “omics” studies, and stem cell biology to advance understanding of brain functions in health and disease.
Materials Chemistry
Our research on materials chemistry covers the study of inorganic and hybrid materials, nanomaterials, polymeric AIE and organic electronic materials.
Scientific Computing and Data Science
Scientific computing and data science are two prevailing research areas strongly advocated and focused for development in the Department of Mathematics.
Wave Functional Materials
Metamaterials and photonic crystals are designed structures with properties and material parameters that go beyond those given by natural or composite materials.
Ocean Science and Technology
The Department of Ocean Science emphasizes on building multi- and cross-disciplinary research programs in Ocean Science and Technology.