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Research Interests

Wave physics, Topological physics, Non-Hermitian physics


Dr. Guancong Ma is currently an associate professor in the Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr. Ma received a B.Sc. in applied physics at the South China University of Technology in 2007, and then a Ph.D. in physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012. After that, he became a postdoc fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study and Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology until 2017. He joined the Department of Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University in 2018. He now serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Physics Society of Hong Kong.

Dr. Ma’s research currently focuses on studying topological physics and non-Hermitian physics in using acoustic-wave platforms. He is also interested in metamaterials and complex waves. He has published over 40 paper on peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature, Nature Materials, Nature Physics, Physical Review X, Physical Review Letters. He has also published a review article on acoustic metamaterials in Science Advances (2016), and a review article on topological acoustics and mechanics in Nature Reviews Physics, which is selected as part of NatureResearch’s themed article collection titled “40 years of quantum Hall effect”. Dr. Ma also holds 9 patents from the US and China. Dr. Ma is listed among the “World’s Top 2% Scientists” by Clarivate.

Dr. Ma was the recipient of the “C. N. Yang Award” by the Association of Asia Pacific Physical Societies and the Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics, and was one of the “Top 10 Rising Star in Science and Technology 2021” by the China Association for Science and Technology. In 2019, Dr. Ma has obtained support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China’s Excellent Young Scientists Scheme (Hong Kong & Macao).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, PhD, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Award Date: 4 Jun 2012


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