The 200 young scientists will be selected by a two-tier Scientific Review Panel which is formed by a group of local and non-local academics. The first tier, being the Scientific Review Committees, under the three disciplines namely Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences will review all valid applications. Each application will be reviewed by at least two members of the relevant Committee. The Scientific Review Board (i.e. second tier of the Panel), will then select the final 200 young scientists to join the Forum.

Scientific Review Committee

Astronomy Scientific Review Committee


Prof Kenneth YOUNG (Committee Chairman)

  • Chairman of The Shaw Prize Council
  • Emeritus Professor of Physics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Luis HO

  • Director and University Chair Professor of Kavli Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Peking University

Prof Paul HO

  • Director General of East Asian Observatory

Dr Joseph HORA

  • Astronomer of Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Prof Kinwah WU

  • Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics of University College London

Life Science and Medicine Scientific Review Committee


Prof the Hon TSUI Lap-chee, GBM, GBS, JP (Committee Chairman)

  • Founding President of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
  • Former Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong

Prof Edwin CHAN

  • Professor of School of Life Sciences of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Prof Philip CROSIER

  • Emeritus Professor of Molecular Medicine of The University of Auckland

Dr Stephanie MA

  • Associate Professor of School of Biomedical Sciences of The University of Hong Kong

Prof Claudia MAURI

  • Professor of Immunology of University College London

Mathematical Sciences Scientific Review Committee


Prof Timothy W TONG, BBS, JP (Committee Chairman)

  • CEO of AMTD Foundation
  • President Emeritus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof Habib AMMARI

  • Professor of Applied Mathematics of ETH Zürich

Prof Rama CONT

  • Professor of Mathematics and Chair of Mathematical Finance of University of Oxford

Prof Ngai-ming MOK

  • Edmund and Peggy Tse Professor in Mathematics and Chair of Mathematics of The University of Hong Kong

Prof Li-qun QI

  • Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Scientific Review Board

Chairmen of Scientific Review Committees


Prof Timothy W TONG, BBS, JP

  • CEO of AMTD Foundation
  • President Emeritus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Prof the Hon TSUI Lap-chee, GBM, GBS, JP

  • Founding President of The Hong Kong Academy of Sciences
  • Former Vice Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong

Prof Kenneth YOUNG

  • Chairman of The Shaw Prize Council
  • Emeritus Professor of Physics of The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Members of the Council of the Hong Kong Laureate Forum


Mr Raymond CHAN

  • Chairman of The Shaw Prize Foundation
  • Managing Director of Shaw Group of Companies

Dr the Hon Rita FAN, GBM, GBS, JP

  • Former President of the Hong Kong Legislative Council
  • Former Member of the Standing Committee of National Peoples’ Congress, PRC

The Hon Joseph YAM, GBM, GBS, JP

  • Non-Official Member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong
  • Former Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority

External Academics


Prof Fanny CHEUNG, SBS, JP

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor / Vice-President of The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Co-Director of Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies

Prof Kwok-yin WONG

  • Interim Vice President (Research & Innovation) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Patrick S C Poon Endowed Professor in Applied Chemistry and Chair Professor of Chemical Technology of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University