Staff Update

Three UC Members Named “Highly Cited Researchers 2021”

Ten CUHK professors have been honored as “Highly Cited Researchers 2021”, released by the Clarivate Analytics on 16 November 2021.

Among them, Professor Jimmy C M Yu, College Head, has been honored “Highly Cited Researchers” for four consecutive years. College alumnus, Professor Vincent W S Wong, and college member, Professor Wong Po-keung, have been named this honor for three and two consecutive years respectively.

Congratulations to our college members!

Let’s find out more on their research areas:




Research Areas

Head of United College

Professor Jimmy C M Yu

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

  • Preparation and characterisation of novel nano-structured materials
  • Environmental applications of photocatalysis

College Alumnus

Professor Vincent W S Wong


Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine

  • Fatty liver

College Member

Professor Wong Po-keung

School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science

  • Photocatalytic treatment for environmental/water purification
  • Environmental technology
  • Environmental microbiology / biotechnology

Highly Cited Researchers list identifies researchers who demonstrated significant influence in their field(s) of study. This honor is given to researchers who published multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in their respective fields of study and year of publication in the last decade.

You may find the full list of “Highly Cited Researchers 2021” at