Hong Kong Meteorological Society




The Zhu Kezhen Prize

In order to commemorate the outstanding service to the Society of its founding Chairman, Mr. Patrick Sham Pak, and in honour of the distinguished Chinese meteorologist, Zhu Kezhen, a prize termed the Zhu Kezhen Prize shall be awarded annually by the Society.

The Prize shall or shall not be awarded on the recommendation of a Prize Award Panel duly constituted by the Executive Committee of the Society for a meritorious publication in the field of meteorology during the preceding calendar year, published in a peer-reviewed journal or periodical. The Prize Award Panel shall comprise three fellows appointed by the Executive Committee to serve a one year term.

The Prize shall consist of a cash prize, the amount to be determined by the Executive Committee of the Society from time to time on the basis of the income generated from the Patrick Sham Zhu Kezhen Prize Trust Fund, together with a certificate bearing the Society's crest and signed by the current Chairman, and shall be presented to the awardee at the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Eligibility for the Prize shall be confined to students engaged in undergraduate or post-graduate research in meteorology and related subjects at a tertiary institution in Hong Kong, and who are members of the Society. No person shall be eligible for the award a second time.

Winners of Zhu Kezhen Prize

Year 1999
Lee Ying Man, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "Lidar & Radiosonde Observations of the Planetary Boundary Layer over Hong Kong"


Society Honorary member and ex-Director of the Hong Kong Observatory Mr. Patrick Sham (right) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate and prize to Mr. Lee Ying Man (left) from University of Hong Kong in Annual General Meeting on 19 March 1999.

Year 2004
Wong Tse Man, Ken, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Hong Kong - Thesis titled "Red Tides and Algal Blooms in Subtropical Hong Kong Waters, Field Observations and Lagrangian Modelling"


Society Chairman Mr. Lam Chiu-ying (middle) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate and prize to Mr. Wong Tse Man, Ken (right) from University of Hong Kong. Mr. Wong's advisor, Professor Joseph Lee (left), shared the joyful moment.

Wu Man Chi, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "Relationships between Summer and Winter Monsoons over East Asia" published in International Journal of Climatology 2005


Mr. Lam Chiu-ying (middle) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate and prize to Mr. Wu Man Chi (right) from City University of Hong Kong. Mr. Wu's advisor, Professor Johnny Chan (left), was also there to congratulate on Mr. Wu's achievement.

Year 2006
Martin M.L. Wong, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "Tropical Cyclone Motion in response to Land Surface Friction" published in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences in 2006


Prof. M.A. Van Hove (left), Head of Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong, received Zhu Kezhen Prize for Dr. Martin L.M. Wong from Society Vice Chairman Dr. K.S. Lam (right).

Year 2009
Mr. Tong Hang Wei, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "The role of MJO and mid-latitude fronts in the South China Sea summer monsoon onset" published in Climate Dynamics 2008


Society Chairman Mr. Lam Chiu-ying (right) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate to Mr. Tong Hang Wei (left) from City University of Hong Kong.

Year 2012
Mr. Cheung Ho Nam, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "Relationship between Ural-Siberian Blocking and the EastAsian Winter Monsoon in relation to the Arctic Oscillation and the ENSO" published in Journal of Climate in June 2012


Society's founding Chairman, Mr. Patrick Sham (right), Society Chairman Mr. Shun Chi-ming (left) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate to Mr. Cheung Ho Nam (middle) from City University of Hong Kong

Year 2014
Dr. Richard Li, City University of Hong Kong - Research paper titled "Modulation of Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activities by the ISO" published in Journal of Climate in 2013


Society Chairman Mr. Shun Chi Ming (right) presenting Zhu Kezhen award certificate to Dr. Richard Li (left) from City University of Hong Kong