Yeung, KWK

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Dr Yeung, Kelvin Wai Kwok 楊偉國

Title:
Associate Professor
Deputy Director of of Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Orthopaedic Trauma, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital
Deputy Master, Lap-Chee College, The University of Hong Kong

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Dr Yeung, Kelvin Wai Kwok 楊偉國

Title:
Associate Professor
Deputy Director of of Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Innovative Technology in Orthopaedic Trauma, The University of Hong Kong Shenzhen Hospital
Deputy Master, Lap-Chee College, The University of Hong Kong

Also Cited As:
Yeung, K
Yeung, Wai-kwok, Kelvin

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2009The Hong Kong Institution of EngineersMHKIE
Biography

Dr. Yeung's major research areas cover from the development of metallic and polymeric orthopaedic biomaterials, to bone implant design and development as well as musculoskeletal tissue engineering. For instance, Dr. Yeung has modified the mechanical and biological properties of nickel titanium shape memory alloy for spinal deformity correction by his patented technologies.  A small-scale randomized human clinical trial has been done in 23 patients with the use of these modified shape memory implants and the conventional.  Superior clinical outcome in sagittal plane control has been achieved in the group with new implant as compared with the control.  Another example is the use of metallic ions for bone regeneration.  Dr. Yeung and his group have found that specific amount of magnesium ions can significantly promote new bone formation.  Therefore, his team has been endeavoring to develop a new drug delivery device to precisely control the release of magnesium ions inside human body in which its application aims at preventing osteoporotic bone fracture in elderly.  Further examples include antimicrobial surfaces on implantable biometals, bioactive polymeric materials for bone substitution and engineered biomimetic scaffolds for tendon regeneration. Moreover, the technology components developed in these examples are also transferrable to other medical applications such as cardiovascular stents and dental implants.

 

His strengths and contributions are in his ability to publish papers and to obtain prizes and competitive grants.  He has published more than 130 peer-reviewed SCI journal papers at the top-journals of the field, more than 200 conference abstracts and papers at international and local professional conferences together with 36 filed and granted patents in various countries. His h-index is 23 and total citations are more than 2,000 shown in Google Scholar. The total amount of grants and sponsors directly arising from his projects in PI capacity is over HK$10M.  Furthermore, he obtained 18 prizes and awards from local and international competitions and conferences including Young Scientist Award in 2005 and Young Engineer Award in 2009, respectively.  Additionally, the components of technologies developed in these research projects have also presented tremendous commercial value in addition to scientific merits.  His research projects have been successful in obtaining about HK$3M from the competitive grants offered by HK Innovation Technology Fund, industry and international orthopaedic research organizations in terms of cash and in-kind supports from.  These evidences demonstrate the strength of his ability to secure such major grants. 

 

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2005-10-01Young Scientist Award: Hong Kong Institution of Science, 青年科學家獎, 香港科學會Research Achievement
2013-05-01Best Oral Presentation Award: International Chinese Musculoskeletal Research Conference (ICMRC 2013)Research Achievement
Zhao, Y
2011-11-01Best Poster Paper Award: TACT 2011 International Thin Films Conference, Taiwan Association for Coatings and Thin Films TechnologyResearch Achievement
KWAN, KHL
2012-12-01Orthopaedic Basic Science Award - Silver nanoparticles boost collagen maturation in Achilles tendon regeneration: 32nd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, December 1-2, 2012Research Achievement
Chung, JCY
Leong, JCY
2003-11-01Second-Prize Award - "A new super-elastic spinal implant for gradual scoliosis correction": The 8th National Challenge Cup Competition organized by Ministry of Science and Technology & Ministry of Education, 2003Research Achievement
2005-09-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship: Hong Kong Orthopaedic AssociationResearch Achievement
2002-11-01AO International Foundation Fellowship: AO FoundationResearch Achievement
2010-11-01Second Runner-up in the Best Young Engineers Competition: HKIE BME2010 - Biomedical Engineering Conference, Hong Kong. Title of the paper: The modulating action of silver nanoparticles in collagen deposition to produce scarless wound healingResearch Achievement
Lui, SC
Chu, PK
2008-10-23Young Engineers Merit Award in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition and Best Oral Paper Presentation Award - "Bioactivity enhancement of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) by plasma immersion ion implantation": BME 2008 Conference, Hong Kong, October 23-25, 2008Research Achievement
2002-09-01Wong Ching Yee Medical Post-graduate Scholarships: The University of Hong KongResearch Achievement
2010-11-01Orthopaedic Basic Science Award - The modulating action of silver nanoparticles in collagen deposition to produce scarless wound healing: 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 27-28, 2010Research Achievement
2005-10-01Young Scientist Award - "Development of a Novel Spinal Implant for Progressive Scoliosis Correction": The Hong Kong Institute of Science, HK, Oct 2005Research Achievement
Kuong, EE
2010-11-27A.R. Hodgson Award - "A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to convenetional titianium rod for scoliosis curve correction": 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 27-28, 2010Research Achievement
2010-04-01Certificate of Merit, Young Engineer Award: Hong Kong Institution of EngineersResearch Achievement
Chu, P
2010-11-03Top Prize in the Best Young Engineers' Paper Competition - "Development of a new biodegradable polycaprolactone-magnesium porous hybrid for tissue engineering mechanical, biological and chemical studies": BME 2010 Conference, Hong Kong, November 3-5, 2010Research Achievement
2010-11-01Champion in the Best Young Engineers Competition: HKIE BME2010 - Biomedical Engineering Conference, Hong Kong Title of the paper: Development of a new biodegradable polycaprolactone- magnesium porous hybrid for tissue engineering: mechanical, biological and chemical studiesResearch Achievement
Kuong, EE
2010-11-27AOSpine Best Paper Award - "A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to convenetional titianium rod for scoliosis curve correction": 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, November 27-28, 2010Research Achievement
Kuong, E
2010-11-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association AR Hodgson Award - A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to conventional titanium rod for scoliosis curve correction: 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic AssociationResearch Achievement
Chung, CY
Hanni, M
Leong, JCY
2003-11-01Best Paper Award for an Associate Fellow - "Invention of a new spinal implant for gradual scoliosis correction": 23rd Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Hong Kong, 8-9 November 2003Research Achievement
Kuong, E
2010-11-01Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association AOSpine Best Paper Award - A randomized controlled trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a novel superelastic rod in comparison to conventional titanium rod for scoliosis curve correction: 30th Annual Congress of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic AssociationResearch Achievement
Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
01/2008-nowJournal ReviewerMedical Engineering & Physics
01/2013-nowJournal ReviewerAdvances by Royal Society of Chemistry
01/2012-nowJournal ReviewerJournal of the Royal Society Interface
01/2006-nowJournal ReviewerMaterials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
01/2010-nowJournal ReviewerClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
04/2008-nowActive MemberSociety For Biomaterials, USA
01/2010-nowJournal ReviewerMaterials
01/2009-nowJournal ReviewerRecent Patents on Biomedical Engineering
01/2006-nowJournal ReviewerSurface Coating Technology
01/2012-nowJournal ReviewerBiomaterials Science by Royal Society of Chemistry
01/2013-nowJournal ReviewerIntermetallics
11/2000-nowAssociate MemberHong Kong Orthopaedic Association
08/2010-nowMemberAO Trauma Group, AO Foundation International
01/2011-nowGrant ReviewerAO Foundation
01/2007-nowJournal ReviewerActa Biomaterialia
01/2011-nowJournal ReviewerJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
01/2011-nowJournal ReviewerBone and Joint Research
01/2012-nowJournal ReviewerEuropean Cells & Materials
01/2012-nowJournal ReviewerTissue Engineering A
11/2000-nowMemberChinese Committee for Biomaterials
01/2007-nowJournal ReviewerDiamond and Related Materials
01/2006-nowJournal ReviewerJournal of Biomedical Materials Research
09/2006-08/2007MemberThe Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), USA
01/2006-12/2012Associate MemberOrthopaedics Research Society
12/2012-nowActive MemberOrthopaedics Research Society
01/2012-12/2012Grant ReviewerAustrian Science Fund
10/2012-nowCommittee MemberBiomaterial Surface Engineering Committee, Surface Engineering Institution, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society
11/2000-nowMemberInternational Chinese Hard Tissue Society
09/2011-nowAssociate MemberLa Soci\xE9t\xE9 Internationale de Chirurgie Orthop\xE9dique et de Traumatologie (SICOT)
01/2006-nowJournal ReviewerThin Solid Film
01/2008-nowJournal ReviewerJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
01/2011-nowJournal ReviewerNanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
09/2006-08/2007MemberAmerican Society for Metals (ASM), USA
01/2010-12/2011Journal ReviewerJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British)
04/2011-nowHonorary TreasurerHong Kong Institution of Engineers Biomedical Division
04/2013-03/2014International Representative (Asia Pacific)Society for Biomaterials USA (Orthopaedic Biomaterials SIG)
09/2004-nowMemberAO Spine, AO Foundation International
04/2009-nowCorporate MemberHong Kong Institution of Engineers
01/2013-nowJournal ReviewerColloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces
10/2013-nowGrant ReviewerFondation pour la Recherche M\xE9dicale
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