Research Projects
Injectable Biomaterials for Orthopaedic Application


Programme(s) to which this project applies:

☒ MPhil/PhD ☒ MRes[Med] ☒ URIS
About the Supervisor

Professor WWJ Lu, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

William W Lu, PhD, is Professor and Chairman of Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee of Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. In 1995, he founded the Orthopaedic Research Centre, and has been honoured as one of the top 1% of scholars in medical engineering from 2009-2018 by ISI’s essential science indicators. In 2013, he was selected as Ng Chun-Man Professor in Orthopaedic Bioengineering. Prof Lu is also the Chief Scientist at Chinese Academy of Sciences and Honorary Professor of Faculty of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong.

His research interests are digital orthopaedics, biomechanics, biomaterials and the application of biomaterials for musculoskeletal degenerative diseases. He has been invited as visiting professor and speaker on multiple occasions to international meetings to lecture on these topics, and he has published more than 200 papers in top scientific journals with H-index = 53. Prof Lu sits on the editorial board of some top orthopaedic research journals such as JBMR. He is the past Chairman of BME Division, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is member of the Biology and Medicine Panel of the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong to October 2021. Professor Lu has consistently secured significant funding for innovative research, including more than HK$47 million in Hong Kong and $RMB20 million in PR China from a number of major funding bodies, such as National Key R&D Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Biography
wwlu@hku.hk

Next Step?

For more information or to express interest for this project, please email the supervisor or the specified contact point in the project description.  Interested candidates are advised to enclose with your email:

  1. your CV,
  2. a brief description of your research interest and experience, and
  3. two reference letters (not required for HKUMed UG students seeking MRes[Med]/URIS projects).

Information on the research programme, funding support and admission documentations could be referenced online at the Research Postgraduate Admissions website.

General admission enquiries should be directed to rpgmed@hku.hk.