Charikleia STOURA

A specialist in the field of vehicle-bridge interaction in railway systems, Charikleia’s research focuses on the dynamic response of trains moving on high-speed railway bridges during earthquakes. The primary goal of her work is to evaluate the safety and reliability of high-speed railway train-bridge systems. As high-speed rail networks expand worldwide, this area of research offers a whole host of opportunities in both the academic and industrial fields.

Weiqi XUE

Xue Weiqi is currently a PhD candidate in Civil Engineering. His company, INNOWAT Limited, was set up last year to help wastewater treatment plants produce sulfated polysaccharides (a valuable and widely used industrial feedstock) so they can generate profit and reduce pollution at the same time. "Creating economic profit to compensate for operational costs during wastewater treatment is promising and important, especially for developing countries.


I’ve been enjoying my studies at HKUST very much. Different from my home university, HKUST offers me ample opportunities to engage in learning the latest research topics. Thanks to the Asian Future Leaders Scholarship, I have been given a chance to join a summer camp to learn and exchange ideas with talents around the globe in Beijing this year. I am also excited about my life in Hong Kong.  I enjoy local food like dim sum and have started to explore Chinese history while I am here.

Oscar CHAN

HKUST offers all-round support from professors in different areas of specialisation, a wide range of research equipment and supporting facilities. I enjoy exploring new topics and being able to add to the existing subject knowledge base with worthwhile contributions of my own.

Yanjiao CHEN

HKUST has given me so many precious memories. With the support from my supervisor, department staff and everyone I have met at HKUST, I was able to flourish both in my research and in extracurricular activities. I will forever remember my time at HKUST.

Trixie Ruth DY

HKUST is a haven for students passionate about learning and research. I am particularly glad to get industry exposure through the University. The project I am handling involves an industry partner such that I can conceptualize product designs that are both innovative and practical. HKUST also provides studentship to relieve research students from financial worries so that they can focus on their research.

Kun AN

I am so proud to be a student at this distinguished university with so many excellent professors who have helped me progress and reach the frontiers of my area of research. They have also helped me develop an ability to find and develop important and relevant research topics and to improve my presentation and writing skills. I am very interested in conducting research in the research field of transportation, and my ambition is to be a leading researcher or professor in the field.

Man Pun CHAN

My study experience at HKUST has been pleasant because of the excellent facilities and world-renowned professors. HKUST offers me so many opportunities for my personal and professional development. After graduation, I would like to establish myself as a professional IC designer in the industry. I'm proud to be a "HKUSTer".


HKUST is an ideal place for research work. It has excellent facilities as well as world-class research professionals. The beautiful campus makes the school life very enjoyable. And thanks for the HK PhD Fellowship Scheme, it has largely reduced my financial pressures to pursue my PhD studies in Hong Kong. It gives me great flexibility to choose my research topic. Also, it provides me with unique opportunities to network with outstanding people at HKUST and other universities through the events organized by the University and the Research Grants Council.

Yang LI

It is my honor to join HKUST and pursue my PhD degree here. HKUST has a very beautiful campus which is built along the sea. It makes living on campus a wonderful experience. The knowledgeable professors and high quality facilities make studying at HKUST enjoyable. I hope I can make progress every day in both academic research and personal growth.