About Franco Leung

Dr. Franco King-Chi LEUNG
Assistant Professor, Research Team Leader

Address: Rm Y802, 11, Yuk Choi Rd, Hung Hom,Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-34008663 (Office)
Fax: +852-23649932
E-mail: kingchifranco.leung@polyu.edu.hk

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 ORCID: 0000-0003-0895-9307
 Scopus Author ID: 56242779500
 ResearcherID: M-3860-2016
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Academic Career:

June 2019 – Present:
Assistant Professor; Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology; PolyU (Link)

Aug 2019 – Present:
Member; State Key Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery; PolyU (Link)

Aug 2021 – Present:
Co-I; Centre for Eye and Vision Research (CEVR PolyU); Hong Kong Science Park (Link)

Oct 2021 – Present:
Member; Research Centre for Chinese Medicine Innovation; PolyU (Link)


Awards and Honours:

2021:
Croucher Innovation Award; The Croucher Foundation (HK)
(Link)

2017 – 2019:
Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow; The Croucher Foundation (HK)
(Link)

2014 – 2017:
International Program Associate (Ph.D. Scholarship); RIKEN (Japan)


Education Background:

Oct 2017 – Jun 2019:
Croucher Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Groningen;
Supervisor: Prof. Ben L. Feringa
Apr 2017 – Oct 2017:
Postdoctoral Fellow; University of Groningen;
Supervisor: Prof. Ben L. Feringa
Jul 2016 – Aug 2016:
Exchange Ph.D. Student; University of Groningen;
Supervisor: Prof. Ben L. Feringa

Apr 2014 – Mar 2017:
Ph.D. in Electronic Chemistry; Tokyo Institute of Technology;
Supervisors: Prof. Takanori Fukushima and Dr. Yoichi M.A. Yamada

Jul 2013 – Mar 2014:
Research Assistant; PolyU;
Supervisor: Dr. Man Kin Wong
Jul 2011 – Jun 2013:
M.Phil. in Chemical Technology; PolyU;
Supervisor: Dr. Man Kin Wong
Sept 2007 – Jun 2011:
B.Sc. (First Class Hon.) in Chemical Technology; The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)


Funded External Research Grants:

2021
- Research Matching Grant Scheme (Aug 2021, UGC)
- 2021/2022 General Research Fund (Jun 2021, UGC)
- 2021 Croucher Innovation Award (May 2021, Croucher Foundation)

2020
- 2020/2021 Early Career Scheme (Jun 2020, UGC)
- NSFC for Young Scholar (Apr 2020, NSFC)

2019
- Croucher Startup Fund (Aug 2019, Croucher Foundation)
- Research Matching Grant Scheme (Aug 2019, UGC)