AcademicS

We aim to empower our students the essential ability to create effective interventions for real world challenges of the 21st century

Function Hub 

Vision

  • To unlock the potential of basic elements in hard and natural sciences, and seek advanced and sustainable solutions to address real-world problems, thus benefitting mankind and the advancement of humanity.

Mission

  • To rigorously discover and comprehend the fundamental properties and characteristics of hard and natural sciences, and bring profound knowledge into an innovative process of merging and reassembling through continuous breakthrough and cross-disciplinary collaboration, and finally to champion the leading-edge ideas for practical advancements which make significant impact on society.
  • To proactively collaborate with the other three Hubs by providing the foundation together with Information to build Systems that could bring impactful benefits to Society.

 

Thrust Areas

Advanced Materials

Mission

To rigorously explore the fundamental materials structure and property relationships and to unlock the potential of basic elements of natural sciences for conducting cutting-edge research for materials discovery and innovation. To become a global leader in functional materials research and development. 

Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas

  • Functional polymer materials 
  • Wave-based metamaterials 
  • Bio-engineering and bio-medical materials 
  • High performance thermoelectric materials
  • Smart functional materials
  • Electronic materials 
  • New materials development 

 

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Mission

Its aim is to become a leading educational and research entity in interdisciplinary studies of ocean-atmosphere-land interaction in the earth system for the regional sustainable environment and climate change.

Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas

  • Ocean physical-biogeochemical study 
  • Earth surface processes in river basin and watershed
  • Atmosphere-ocean dynamics and climate
  • Ocean-atmosphere-land interaction 
  • Earth system modeling 

 

Microelectronics

Mission

Its mission is to expand our capability for integrating micro- and nano-electronic device technologies into complete and scalable systems that can demonstrate real world impact.

Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas

  • Integrated Circuit and System Design
  • Electronic and Photonic Design Automation
  • System Architecture and Design
  • mm-Wave and Terahertz Technologies
  • Sensor Technology

 

Sustainable Energy and Environment 

Mission

Its aim is to become a regional and national research and educational hub as well as a global innovation leader in novel energy generation, storage, distribution, and application technologies for a more sustainable future. It covers both fundamental and applied research on sustainable energy and environment.

Cross-disciplinary Focus Areas

  • Energy harvesting and high-performance energy storage 
  • Green buildings
  • Biofuel and hydrogen energy
  • Smart and bio-inspired energy systems
  • Energy & Power management and resources recovery
  • Sustainable environment and pollution control
  • National energy security, global energy and environmental policy