OCSMRM Young Investigator Award 2020 Intelligent Robotics for Elderly Assistance in Hong Kong Intracellular Biopsy Technique for Fast MicroRNAs Profiling in Living Cells Teaching Excellence Award 2020 Technology of Making Meltblown Nonwoven Fabrics Battery-less Soft Millirobot for Future Biomedical Sensing Next Generation Wearable Electronics New and Non-invasive Way to Detect Alzheimer's Disease Early The New Micro-rocket Robot CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 The structure of the skin VR device Prof. Gary FENG Received The Outstanding Research Award from CityU MSBME New Student Orientation BME New Student Orientation 5-day Summer Exchange Program with Zhejiang University Best Poster Award for 19th IEEE Int'l Conference on Nanotechnology CityU Team Ranked 5th in 2019 MATE Int’l ROV Competition Prof Dong Sun elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering Overseas Delegation to London 2019 BME Study Tour to Singapore The New Compressed Ultrafast Spectral-Temporal (CUST) Photography Award Winning Presentation in RoboSoft 2019 Scanning Zebrafish Brain Activities Accelerates Discovery of New Drugs BME X’mas Party on 18 December 2018 Research Students Received HKMHDIA Student Research Award BME PhD Student Received the ‘Young Investigator Award’ at an International Workshop All invited guests, fellow speakers and participants shared the joy of the opening of the Preclinical MRI for Biomedical Imaging Lab First microarrayed 3-D neuronal tradition platform developed CityU Information Day 2018 Tiny soft robot with multi-legs paves way for drug delivery in human body 2018 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada

Subject Ranking

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Worldwide: 23rd
    Hong Kong: 1st

    (From Academic Ranking of World Universities’ Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2020)

    Centre for Robotics and Automation (CRA)

    A majority of BME faculty members are also members of the Centre for Robotics and Automation (CRA) with research focus on Medical Robotics, Human-Robot Interaction, Micro/Nano/Bio-Robotics and Intelligent Automation. Please refer to CRA's website for more information on its research and activities.

    What's New

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    SEP 2020
    The Virtual Industrial Day jointly organized by The College of Engineering and the Federation of Hong Kong Industries will be held on 11 September 2020 (Friday). The objective of this online event is to foster research collaboration between industry and the University for developing innovative technologies as well as nurturing career opportunities. Faculty research projects and startup projects will be showcased to the industry and the public. (Read more)

    AUG 2020
    The Department has organized the New Student Orientation for welcoming new students of BEng Biomedical Engineering and MSc Biomedical Engineering in real-time online format via Zoom on 26 August and 28 August 2020 respectively. (Read more)

    AUG 2020
    An International Task Force involving Professor Zhang Yuanting and cerebro-cardiovascular health engineering experts from CityU led by the team of Harvard Medical School has conducted a study to review mHealth and wearable technologies and concluded that such technologies can be used to monitor COVID-19 patients and predict symptom escalation for earlier intervention. (Read more)

    AUG 2020
    Congratulations to Mr. HUANG Jianpan, PhD student of Dr. Kannie CHAN, for being awarded the 2nd Place of Young investigator Award (YIA) in the Annual Meeting of Overseas Chinese Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (OCSMRM) on 8-13 August 2020. (Read more)

    AUG 2020
    Congratulations to Prof. Dongan WANG on being appointed as Head of Research for Ming Wai Lau Centre for Reparative Medicine (MWLC) of Karolinska Institutet (KI), Hong Kong, part-time from 1 August 2020. (Read more)

    JUL 2020
    A recent joint research by Dr. King LAI of the department and Prof Wenping Wang from HKU with title 'Intelligent Robotics for Elderly Assistance in Hong Kong' has brought remarkable changes to improve the quality of life of older adults in Hong Kong, a rapidly aging society. (Read more)

    JUL 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. LIU Lu for being awarded the Outstanding Research Awards for Junior Faculty in the CityU Outstanding Research Award 2020, together with Dr. Xi YAO from Biomedical Sciences. The Outstanding Research Awards will be conferred to Professor Henry CHUNG from Department of Electrical Engineering and Professor Kai H LIM from Department of Information Systems. (Read more)

    JUL 2020
    12 BME faculty members have been awarded research grants under the Research Grants Council (RGC)'s General Research Fund (GRF) / Early Career Schemes (ECS) with a success rate of over 63%, which is the highest among all engineering departments in CityU. Among them, the projects under Dr Lidai Wang and Dr Ting Hsuan Chen have each been awarded over HK$1 million. (Read more)

    JUN 2020
    The capability to profile small RNAs responsible for post-transcriptional regulation of genes expression is essential for molecular identification and characterization of cellular phenotypes. However, compared to long RNA, the quantification of small RNA, such as microRNAs (miRNA), in live cells is still challenging. A group led by Prof. SHI Peng develops an intracellular biopsy technique for fast, multiplexed and highly-sensitive profiling of miRNAs. (Read more)

    JUN 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Kannie CHAN, for being one of the six winners of the Teaching Excellence Award (TEA) in CityU this year. Dr. Chan shared that communication is the key to understand students’ aspirations, and this enables her to guide them to identify their goals and the ways to achieve them. She also encouraged her students to always find out the real causes behind their failure and to learn from their problems which are common in the research procress. (Read more)

    MAY 2020
    Respiratory masks are the real frontline defence for medical workers and public during the time of this COVID-19 outbreak. It plays a major role to prevent and lessen the chance of disease transmission from person to person in the form of aerosols or droplets. Current pandemic situation has spurred the demand of making respiratory masks to new heights. People nowadays have been deeply concerned with both the supply chain and the quality of face masks materials hoping to prevent infections and save lives effectively. Prof. HU Jinlian shared her views and made effort in production of Meltblown Nonwoven fabrics. (Read more)

    MAY 2020
    A recent research work led by the team of Dr. Yajing SHEN and Dr. Zhengbao YANG, jointly operated among BME and MNE departments of CityU, developed a battery-less soft millirobot that can move, sense, and communicate remotely by coupling the magnetic and piezoelectric effects. On the basis of the previous work “caterpillar robot”, the team integrated a power generation unit within a thin multi-layer film (<0.5 mm), i.e., a lower magnetic composite limb decorated with multiple feet imparts locomotion and a flexible piezoceramic composite film recoveries energy simultaneously. (Read more)

    MAY 2020
    A recent research work led by the team of Dr. Xinge YU and researchers from the Northwestern University and Huston University has successfully developed a blow-spinning technique that enables realizing 3D-inorganic nanofiber network (FN) films, including transparent metal oxide conducting & semiconducting materials and metallic materials. (Read more)

    MAY 2020
    Dr. Kannie W.Y. CHAN and her team have collaborated with researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the United States and developed a new, non-invasive way to detect Alzheimer’s disease at early stages. In this preclinical study, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is used to trace glucose in the lymphatic system of mouse brains, as abnormal clearance rate of lymphatic system is associated with early pathology of Alzheimer's disease. (Read more)

    MAY 2020
    The study of Dr. Yajing SHEN and Dr. Lidai WANG on the usage of micro/nanorobots on drug delivery and tumor treatment in the human body has broadened the scope of microrobotic applications in the biomedical field, and brought new insights to microrobot design, actuation, and tracking in the blood environment. In the article 'Micro-rocket robot with all-optic actuating and tracking in blood' in the journal Light: Science & Applications, Dr. Shen and Dr. Wang discussed how these microrobots overcome various challenges in moving in the bloodstream of the human body. (Read more)

    MAR 2020
    The widespread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused the number of cases and deaths to climb in Hong Kong and many countries. People nowadays have been deeply concerned both the supply chain and the quality of face masks hoping to prevent infections and save lives. Prof. HU Jinlian shared her views in production of Meltblown Non-woven Fabric, which is an important material for production of face masks. (Read more)

    DEC 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. King W. C. LAI and his team, including Dr. Keng Huat KOH and Mr. Musthafa FARHAN, on winning the "Construction Sustainability 1st Prize" in the CIC Construction Innovation Award 2019 for the collaboration project with Towngas entitled "Smart Riser Jacket and Robotic System". (Read more)

    DEC 2019
    Congratulations to Prof. Gary FENG, one of the nine faculty members of the College, for being named the Highly Cited Researchers 2019 in recognizing their exceptional achievements and significant influence through the publication of multiple papers in the last decade. Prof. FENG has been named as Highly Cited Researchers during 2016-2019. (Read more)

    NOV 2019
    A recent study led by the team of Dr. Xinge YU and researchers from the Northwestern University has successfully developed a new thin, wireless system that enables users to experience sense of touch to any virtual reality (VR) experience. This technology also provides prosthetics with sensory feedback and imparts telemedicine with a human touch, and has a great application potential in communications, prosthetic control and rehabilitation, as well as gaming and entertainment. (Read more)

    NOV 2019
    The research team led by Prof SUN Dong has successfully deployed drug-carrying tiny robots to control the spread of cancerous tumours in mice. These cell-sized tiny robots, with just one billionth of a metre wide, are widely used in health care applications. Prof Sun believes that these nanorobots have a good potential to cure human diseases in near future as Hong Kong has advanced medical and robotic technologies to solve the technical challenges ahead. (Read more)

    OCT 2019
    Congratulations to Dr. Yajing SHEN on receiving the Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macao), which is the first time for the National Natural Science Foundation of China to be opened for young scholars from the Hong Kong and Macao special administrative regions. Each shortlisted scholar will receive a grant of 1.3 million yuan (US$194,000) over three years to conduct research in the fields of science and technology. (Read more)

    OCT 2019
    The Department has organised a tea gathering on 29 October 2019 afternoon at CityU to welcome new Research Students as well as to offer opportunities for senior students and graduates to share their research and job seeking experience with their younger fellows. (Read more)

    OCT 2019
    Congratulations to our student Mr. UTOMO William Budi on receiving the College Medal 2019. The College Medal is awarded annually to a final year undergraduate to recognize his/her achievements of academic excellence and well-rounded personal qualities. Being the Student of the Year in 2016-17, we expect that William’s achievements could create a good learning atmosphere and inspire our fellow students in their intellectual development.

    OCT 2019
    Congratulations to the group of LAM Yan Lok, LEE Pang Kam and UTOMO William Budi, who have won the Merit Award and a scholarship of HK$3,000 from the HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award 2019. Under Dr. Chung TIN’s supervision, the group has done good research in their final year project entitled ‘Comparative study of supervised learning algorithms in predicting readmission in diabetic patients'. (Read more)

    OCT 2019
    A memorandum of understanding (MOU) aiming at strengthening collaboration in health engineering was signed on 5 September 2019 by Professor Way Kuo, CityU President, and Professor Louise Richardson, Vice-Chancellor at University of Oxford, on behalf of both institutions. A number of guests including Professor Yuanting ZHANG attended the signing ceremony. (Read more)

    OCT 2019
    Congratulations to Prof. Dongan WANG, for being admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) recently. The Royal Society of Chemistry, a long-established chemical society in the United Kingdom, has the goal of “advancing the chemical sciences”. The society gives the fellowship to scientists who have made major contributions to chemistry and other interface disciplines such as biological chemistry. The name of Fellows are published each year in The Times (London). (Read more)

    SEP 2019
    Congratulations to Prof. Gary FENG on being awarded this year’s Outstanding Research Awards which is for recognizing and rewarding the excellence in research at the University. (Read more)

    SEP 2019
    The Department provides various internship opportunities to enable students to get hands-on work related experience in the industry under the Summer Internship Scheme (SIS). In the summer of 2018-19, our students participated in their 8-week internship in a number of organizations. (Read more)

    AUG 2019
    Our Department jointly organized a 5-day Summer Exchange Program with Zhejiang University (ZJU) during 12-16 August 2019. This exchange program aims to facilitate the intellectual exchange between students from CityU and ZJU. Over 50 participants worked together for a week on this year’s theme of ‘How to see our brain works?’ organized by Dr. Kannie W. Y. CHAN and faculty members from both universities. (Read more)

    AUG 2019
    A group of 35 undergraduate students and two faculty members of the College of Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University (ZJU) from Hanzhou of China visited the Department and its laboratories on 8 August 2019. During the visit, Dr. King W. C. LAI gave a brief introduction about the Department’s Taught Postgraduate Programme and Research Degree Programmes to the group. (Read more)

    JUL 2019
    Congratulations to Miss Xiaoting Megan LI, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. King W. C. LAI, on winning the Best Poster Award for their paper entitled "Investigation of Ultra-Flexible Structure" at The 19th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology held in Macau during 22-26 July 2019. (Read more)

    JUL 2019
    Congratulations to the CityU team of undergraduate students on achieving Rank No. 5 in the 2019 MATE International ROV Competition under the supervision of Dr. Yajing SHEN, Dr. Pakpong CHIRARATTANANON, and faculty members from the EE Department. The MATE competition challenges students from various level all over the world to design and create their remotely operated vehicles (or ROVs) to cope with missions designed in scenarios from the ocean workplace. (Read more)

    JUN 2019
    The twelve-days annual delegation ‘HKIESC CityU - UK Delegation 2019’, organized by the HKIE City University of Hong Kong Student Chapter, was held during 29 May to 9 June 2019 in London of the UK with the participation of 20 CityU engineering students, including two from BME. The theme of the delegation this year is ‘Discovery, Innovation & Culture’. (Read More)

    JUN 2019
    Congratulations to Miss HUNG Shu Ting, who has won the Best Poster Presentation Award in the Student Project Exhibition (SPE) 2019 through her Final Year Project ‘Development of Wearable Smart Tee for Sitting Posture Detection’, under the supervision of Dr. King LAI. (Read more)

    JUN 2019
    Professor Dong SUN, Head and Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering, was inducted as Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), in recognition of his achievements in microrobotics for biological cell manipulation and cell surgery, as well as his other pioneer works in robotics and automation, during the ceremony which took place in Quebéc City on 21 June 2019, in conjunction with the Academy’s 2019 Annual General Meeting and Symposium. (Read more)

    MAY 2019
    The study tour to Singapore that jointly organized by the IEEE-EMBS City University of Hong Kong Student Club and the Department was held during 27 to 31 May 2019. The tour, led by Dr. TIN Chung from the Department, aims to offer chances to BME students in learning the culture, advanced technologies in the healthcare sector, and exchanging with teachers and students of local academic institutions and medical technology companies in Singapore. (Read more)

    MAY 2019
    Dr. Lidai WANG of CityU and Professor CHEN Feng of Xi'an Jiaotong University have jointly developed the novel compressed ultrafast spectral-temporal (CUST) photography, which is a new imaging technique that can simultaneously achieve high frame rate, high frame number and high spectral resolution, and can offer an important tool for observing complex transient processes on the femtosecond (10-15second) timescale. It can also overcome the existing limitations in imaging speed, frame number and spectral resolution. (Read more)

    MAY 2019
    A soft robot with wings and shaped like a ‘flying whale’ developed by researchers at Dartmouth College and Dr. SHI Peng of CityU has proven to enable programmed drug delivery to targeted cells. This plane-like swimming robot is a combination of cardiac tissue engineering and 3D printing with photosensitive hydrogels, and can change its mechanical structure to control its motion status. (Read more)

    MAY 2019
    Congratulations to Mr. SHU Jing (MTE student) and Dr. CHIRARATTANANON Pakpong on receiving the Best Late Breaking Result Award in the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft). The award winning entry was called "A Pill Bug-Inspired Foldable Quadrotor". (Read more)

    APR 2019
    Two groups of BME students, Mr. LAM Yan Lok, Mr. LEE Pang Kam and Mr. UTOMO William Budi (Supervisor: Dr. TIN Chung), Miss CHIU Man Ki and Miss TANG Kei Tung (Supervisor: Dr. Kannie CHAN) shared their innovative projects during the CityU Employers’ Luncheon 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9 April 2019. (Read more)

    MAR 2019
    A breakthrough research led by the team of Dr. SHI Peng, jointly operated among BME and BMS departments of CityU and research experts from the Harvard Medical School of the United States, has proven to save costs and enhance efficiency for developing new drugs via whole-brain activity mapping using zebrafish. (Read more)

    JAN 2019
    Congratulations to Prof Gary FENG from the Department on being selected for The President’s Awards (TPAs) 2018. Seven faculty members in total are awarded for the TPAs. (Read more)

    DEC 2018
    Congratulations to Prof. Gary FENG from the Department, one of the ten faculty members from CityU, on being named as Highly Cited Researchers for 2018 by Clarivate Analytics for their exceptional research performance. Formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics introduces the Highly Cited Researchers in 2014, and identifies the most influential researchers determined by their worldwide peers via the citation analysis. (Read more)

    DEC 2018
    Congratulations to our PhD graduates Dr. LUO Tao, under the supervision of Prof. Dong SUN, and Dr. XU Bingzhe, under the supervision of Dr. SHI Peng, on receiving the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association (HKMHDIA) Student Research Award 2017-18. The scheme aims to promote both basic and applied academic research that may have significant impact on the future development of medical and health device industries in Hong Kong. (Read more)

    DEC 2018
    Congratulations to Mr. LAM Wah Shing, Ms. MOK Tsz Ling and Mr. SZE Tsz Ho from the MNE Department, who had won the gold medal in the Special Award of Romanian Inventors Forum in an international competition called the ‘International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada, iCAN 2018’ in September 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Pakpong CHIRARATTANANON. Mr. LAM is currently a PhD student of the Department. (Read more)

    NOV 2018
    Congratulations to Mr. Jianpan HUANG, PhD student of Dr. Kannie CHAN of the Department, on being awarded for the “Young Investigator Award (Top 5%)” at the 7th International Workshop on Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) Imaging held in Beijing on 12-15 November 2018, which was the first one of the Workshop series in Asia. (Read more)

    NOV 2018
    The Medical Imaging Workshop “Frontiers in Biomedical Imaging” was held on 19 November 2018 at CityU. This Workshop, led by Dr. Kannie CHAN of the Department, also marked the opening of the Preclinical MRI for Biomedical Imaging Lab. (Read more)

    NOV 2018
    Dr. SHI Peng and his research team developed a new microarrayed 3D neuronal platform for performing chemotactic assays, and provided valuable insights to the development of novel therapeutic strategies to promote brain regeneration. According to Dr. Shi, the high-throughput setup can largely reduce the experiment time from months to 48 hours, whereas a large collection of molecular gradient profiles can be tested using a single chip to generate a large amount of data. (Read more)

    OCT 2018
    Dr Yajing SHEN and Prof Zuankai WANG’s team has developed a novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments. The mini delivery-robot could pave the way for medical technology advances, such as drug delivery in the human body. (Read more)

    SEP 2018
    BIE student Joseph LAI Ho Chi and his teammate won the Special Prize in “The Finals” of the 2018 International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2018) held in Toronto on 1 September 2018. (Read more)

    JUL 2018
    CityU Underwater Robotics Team including SZE Tsz Ho, MOK Tsz Ling and YEUNG On Lik won Third Prize in 3rd Underwater Robot Competition held in Shanghai in 9-11 July 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Yajing SHEN, Dr. Pakpong CHIRARATTANANON and faculty members from the EE department. (Read more)

    JUL 2018
    BIE student Joseph LAI Ho Chi and teammate won the Gold Medal in “The Preliminaries” of the 3rd International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN 2018), and has been invited to attend the Finalists’ Exhibition, Seminar and Award Ceremony in Toronto, Canada. (Read more)

    JUL 2018
    MTE final year students CHAN Tsz Lung, LAM Cheuk Hung, LUK Ying Kit and LAM Wah Shing received the Gold Award of the ASM Technology Award 2018 for their project “Transformable Wheelchair” under the supervision of Dr. Pakpong Chirarattananon. (Read more)

    JUL 2018
    Dr. LIU Lu and her postdoctoral fellow Dr. Maobin LU received Best Paper Award at WCICA 2018, the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, held on 4-8 July 2018 in Changsha, China. (Read more)

    JUL 2018
    Dr. Yajing SHEN received “Big-on-Small Award” at MARSS 2018, International Conference on Manipulation, Automation and Robotics at Small Scales, held on 4 - 8 July 2018 in Nagoya, Japan. (Read more)

    JUN 2018
    Professor Dong SUN's team, in collaboration with the Department of Biomedical Sciences, has designed micro-robots to deliver cells to a target site in live animals for the first time. (Read more)

    JUN 2018
    Professor Dong SUN and Professor Yuan-Ting ZHANG attended the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding between CityU and Karolinska Institutet, one of the world’s foremost medical universities, to establish teaching and research exchanges. (Read more)

    JUN 2018
    Dr. Peng SHI and Dr. Zuankai WANG were acknowledged by the World Cultural Council as young researchers and scholars from Hong Kong who have performed outstandingly in the fields of science, education or arts, from among nine young research leaders at CityU. (Read more)

    MAY 2018
    Mechatronic Engineering final-year students CHAN Tsz Lung, LAM Cheuk Hung, LAM Wah Shing and LUK Ying Kit won the Third Prize at the “Challenge Cup” National Competition-Hong Kong Regional Final, Hong Kong University Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition 2018, under the supervision of Dr. Pakpong Chirarattananon. (Read more)

    APR 2018
    Ms. LEUNG Yin Ming, Year 2 student from the Bioengineering major, was selected as a recipient of the Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2018. With a scholarship of HK$150,000, she plans to join an overseas attachment programme at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden and take up a local internship programme. (Read more)

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