About the Project
Kelvin Yeung has been passionate about applied orthopaedic biomaterial research and translation for more than 20 years. His major research areas include orthopedic biomaterials, antibacterial coatings, 3D bio-printing and musculoskeletal tissue engineering. He trained as a materials scientist for his bachelor’s degree and then as an orthopedic scientist in HKU Medical Faculty for his master’s degree and his Ph.D.
He is currently tenured professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. His h-index is 49 (Scopus) with 8,061 citations and 54 (Google Scholar) with 10,010 citations. He has been consecutively ranked as the World’s Top 1% of Scientists in the field of biomaterials by Clarivate Analytics’ Essential Science Indicators (ESI) from 2014 to 2019. In addition to publishing 250 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers and filing 38 full patents in various countries, he co-founded OrthoSmart Limited with two senior colleagues to adapt their research findings for clinical use. He currently serves as interim CEO of the startup company. Furthermore, he has been invited to act as a consultant for several medical device and biomaterial corporations.
During these years, he participated in local and regional competitions and received a number of awards and scholarships, including the Young Scientist Award 2005 and the Young Engineer Award 2009 and Faculty Research Output Award 2019. For projects in which he has acted in the capacity of principal investigator or co-principal investigator, he has received over HK$75,000,000. Since 2006, he has supervised 14 Ph.D. and 8 M.Phil. students. Furthermore, he has received 20 prizes and awards from local and international competitions and conferences. He has also been invited to deliver 80 plenary lectures, keynotes or invited talks at international and regional conferences [28th Sept 2020].
Supervisor’s information webpage link: http://hub.hku.hk/cris/rp/rp00309
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