Dr. Ma's received B.Sc. in applied physics in the South China University of Technology in 2007, and Ph.D. in physics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2012. He became an assistant professor at the Department of Physics of Hong Kong Baptist University in Feb. 2018. From 2012 to 2017, he was a postdoc fellow in the Department of Physics and subsequently in Institute for Advanced Study in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Dr. Ma's research is in the field of wave physics. His focus is on acoustic and elastic waves and their functional materials such as metamaterials and phononic crystals.
Out of office and lab, Dr. Ma is passionate about a variety of activities. He has been enjoying photography long before he made up his mind to become a physicist. He is an outdoor enthusiast, with a particular dedication in mountaineering, trail running, trekking, and scuba diving. He has obtained the status of National Sportsman of China in Mountaineering (1st grade). On a daily basis, he engages in fitness training which mainly includes running and gym.
Photo album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/guancongm/
Shenzhen Marathon, 03h42m (Dec. 2019);
Guangzhou Marathon, China, 03h29m (Dec. 2019);
Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong (42.2km), 03h44m (Feb. 2019);
Guangzhou Marathon, China (42.2km), 03h29m (Dec. 2018);
UNICEF Charity Run, Hong Kong (21.1km), 01h39m (Nov. 2018);
Guilin International Marathon, China (42.2km), 03h43m (Nov. 2017);
Hong Kong Marathon, Hong Kong (21.1km), 01h47m (Feb. 2017);
Singapore Marathon, Singapore (21.1km), 02h03m (Dec. 2016).
Vibram Hong Kong 100 (100km, +5300m), Hong Kong, China, 15h43m (Jan. 2020);
Kailas Mogan Ultra (70km, +4000m), Zhejiang, China, 11h26m (Nov. 2019);
Huangshan Mountain Marathon, China (43km, +2500m), 05h56m (Oct. 2019);
Xtrail Wulong, Chongqing, China (50km, +2000m), 06h53m (Apr. 2019);
Garmin CH50, Guangzhou, China (50km, +3500m), 09h20m (Mar. 2019);
Sower Action 12-Hr Challenge, Hong Kong (42km, +1700m), 05h22m (Oct. 2018);
Mt. Sanqing Skytrail, Jiangxi, China (42km, +2100m), 05h59m (May 2018);
Jinshanling Great Wall Marathon, Beijing (42km, +1400m), 05h41m (Apr. 2018);
Oxfam Trailwalker, Hong Kong, Chia (100km, +4800m), 24h08m (Nov. 2013).
Muztagh Ata (7546m), China (Jul. 2019);
Mt. Yuzhu (6178m), China (Jun. 2019);
Mt. Nachma (5588m), China (Jan. 2019);
Mt. Elbrus (5642m, South route), Russia (Aug. 2018);
Mt. Kilimanjaro (5895m, Machame route), Tanzania (Jan. 2018);
Mont Blanc (4807m, Gouter route), France (Jul. 2017);
Mont Blanc du Tacul (4248m), France (Jun. 2015);
Grossglockner (3798m), Austria (Sep. 2013);
Mt. Kinabalu (4098m), Malaysia (Apr. 2013).
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Dry Suit Diver; ~220 dives (2020).