2020 Innovators Under 35 of China Student Innovation Grand Award in Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020 Long Service Award 2020 Novel magnetic spray transforms objects into millirobots for biomedical applications Student Innovation (Post-Graduate) Gold Award in Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020 Second-class Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Award (Science and Technology) 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

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.

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    DEC 2020
    Congratulations to Dr. Xinge YU for awarding the 2020 Innovators Under 35 of China by MIT Technology Review for his research on developing a system of skin-Integrated wireless haptic interfaces (e-skin) for virtual and augmented reality. (Read more)

    DEC 2020
    Congratulations to Prof. Jinlian HU and her team for obtaining the Gold Award (Invention) at the 24th National Exhibition of Inventions - Belt & Road and BRICS Skills Development & Technology Innovation Competition organized by the China Association of Inventions (CAI) and various government units. (Read more)

    DEC 2020
    Congratulations to Miss Megan Xiaoting LI, PhD student of Dr. King LAI, for winning the Student Innovation Grand Award for their project "Flexible and Wearable Yarn-Based Strain Sensor" in Hong Kong ICT Award 2020. The Grand Award was presented by Mr. Alfred Sit, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Innovation and Technology Bureau. (Read more)

    NOV 2020
    Dr. Yajing SHEN and his team, including Mr. Xiong YANG and Miss Rong TAN, and collaborators Dr. Xinyu WU and Dr. Wanfeng SHANG from SIAT of CAS, Dr. Haojian LU, Dr. Yanting LIU, Mr. Liu YANG, have constructed millirobots by coating objects with a composited glue-like magnetic spray, called M-spray. (Read more)

    NOV 2020
    Congratulations to Miss Megan Xiaoting Li, PhD student of Dr. King LAI, for winning the Student Innovation (Post-Graduate) Gold Award for their project "Flexible and Wearable Yarn-Based Strain Sensor" in the flagship Hong Kong ICT Awards 2020 on 7 November 2020. (Read more)

    SEP 2020
    Prof. Jinlian HU served as the Organizing Chair of the 1st International Conference on Wearable Electronics and Their Potential in Modernization of Chinese Medicine held online on 24-25 September 2020. The conference was jointly held with China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and aimed at providing a platform for scientists from universities and research institutes, hi-tech industries as well as hospitals to exchange views on modernization of traditional medicine and effective approaches. (Read more)

    SEP 2020
    Congratulations to Professor SUN Dong for receiving the Second-class Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) in the Natural Sciences category. The research project is titled "基於機器人技術的細胞微納操作理論與方法". (Read more)

    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 endeavoured to discover the real causes behind any failure and then to seek to improve, an attitude that she encouraged her students to adopt. (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)

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