Congratulations to Dr. Kaili ZHANG as the recipient of the inaugural CENG Outstanding Teaching Award of our College. This award was established by the College of Engineering to promote good teaching.
We are pleased to share that Dr. Yang LU's work on graphene mechanics was recently published in Nature Communications.
Congratulations to Prof. Zuankai WANG’s research group. The team has recently developed a novel droplet-based energy generator (DEG) with transistor-like architecture that fundamentally overcomes the physical limitation inherent in the traditional approaches and enables the lighting up 100 LED bulbs from a single droplet falling from a height of 15 cm. The design is genetic, which can be found applications for harvesting energy in both small scale and large scale.
Congratulations to Prof. Youfu LI and Dr. Yang LU on receiving the 2019 Outstanding Supervisor Award in recognition of their excellent research supervision.
In collaboration with the research team of McGill University, Dr. Yang LU of MNE and Prof. ZHANG Hua from the Department of Chemistry have published a paper titled “Thermal effect and Rayleigh instability of ultrathin 4H hexagonal gold nanoribbons” in Matter, a Cell sister journal.
MNE PhD graduate Dr. Shaoran YANG and BEng Mechanical Engineering student Xuezhi NIU won the Second Prize in the National Final of the 16th “Challenge Cup” National College Students’ Extracurricular Academic Science and Technology Contest for their project “Flexible Bracelet Battery” under the supervision of Dr. Kaili ZHANG.
This biennial national competition for university students in China is organized by the Communist Youth League of China, the China Association for Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the All-China Students' Federation, with an aim to promote the growth of young talents in innovation.
Dr. Yang LU was awarded the 2019 NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau) for his project "微納米力學 Micro/Nano-Mechanics". He will receive a funding of RMB1.3 million to conduct nanomechanics study on low-dimensional crystalline materials and probing their flexible device and strain engineering applications for a maximum period of three years.
The fund, under the National Natural Science Foundation of China, was open for applications exclusively from Hong Kong and Macau for the first time. It aims to support top young scientists with outstanding achievements in basic research to carry out innovative research in fields of their choice, and nurture talent at the global forefront of technology.
Congratulations to a team of MNE 2019 graduates, Mr. Cheuk Lung HO, Mr. Chun Wing MAK, Mr. Ka Chun SHE, Mr. Kai Tat TANG and Mr. Tze Ching LUK, for winning the Merit Prize of the HKEIA Innovation & Technology Project Competition Award (2019) for their project “Manipulator with Computer Vision” under the supervision of Prof. Youfu LI.
Organized by The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association Limited (HKEIA), the Award is an annual competition for students of electronic engineering or related engineering fields, with an aim to recognize and reward students with outstanding projects which demonstrate excellence in technology and innovation.
Prof. Zuankai WANG and his PhD graduate, Dr. Jing LI, has received the Hiwin Dissertation Silver Award from the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society. The award carries a cash prize of RMB 0.3 million.
A team of MNE graduates and student including PhD graduate Dr. Shaoran YANG, MScME graduate Ying TSANG and BEng Mechanical Engineering student Xuezhi NIU won the Silver Prize in recent the 8th "Winning in Guangzhou" and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Entrepreneurship Competition for College Students. The awarded project “SinEnergy Flexible Bracelet Battery” was selected among 15,700 entries submitted by 140 higher education institutes. The MNE team ranked 4/56 in the final round and was the only winner from Hong Kong.
The Project Supervisor Dr. Kaili ZHANG also received the prize of The Best Supervisor in the same event.
Congratulations to Dr. Yang LU on receiving the Outstanding Research Awards for Junior Faculty in recognition of his exceptionally outstanding research achievements. The Award will be formally presented to the winners at the University Congregation in November 2019.
Prof. Zuankai WANG has been selected as Fellow of The International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) for his distinct contributions to the area of nature-inspired engineering. Founded in 2010, the ISBE is an educational, non-profit, non-political organization which fosters the exchange of information on bionic engineering research, development and application. To date, only 10 members of the ISBE have received the fellowship recognition.
Collaborating with the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Prof. Zuankai WANG has published a paper titled “Surface charge printing for programmed droplet transport” in Nature Materials. This work reports a new paradigm for droplet transport that has the potential for many applications ranging from water harvesting to bio-analysis. This work was also highlighted by Nature.
Congratulations to Dr. Patrick WONG on receiving the 自然科學獎二等獎 2018 from the Ministry of Education for his project “On the abnormal EHL film and its mechanism of viscosity wedge”. The award ceremony will be held on 19 June at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Prof. Jian LU received 2 Silver Awards at International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva 2019.
Prof. Jian LU received Gold Award at Asia International Innovative Invention Award 2018 for his “4D Printing” project.
Prof. CT LIU appointed as 4th Term Advisory Committee Member of State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing.
Prof. Jian LU received Merit Award at the 20th China Hi-Tech Fair (2018) for his invention “4D Printed Ceramic 3C Product”.
Prof. Jian LU received Joint Laboratory of Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics as one of the “outstanding joint laboratories” in an evaluation of the laboratories jointly established by Chinese Academy of Science and academic institutions in Hong Kong in 2018.
The joint team of Prof. Zuankai WANG and Dr. Yajing SHEN (BME) 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)
Prof. Jian LU’s team has developed the world’s first-ever 4D printing for ceramics which was published in Science Advances and has received 4 US patents. (Read more)
Prof. CT LIU appointed as 1st Term Academic Committee Member of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science.
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. (Read more)
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”. (Read more)
Prof. Zuankai WANG’s team has been granted about HK$5.5 million for their project on “Bio-inspired surface engineering for phase change heat transfer: From fundamental understanding to practical applications” under RGC’s Collaborative Research Fund Scheme (CRF). (Read more)
PhD student James Utama Surjadi, under Dr. Yang LU’s supervision, was awarded the Nano Letters Best Poster Award and the Materials Today Rising Star Poster Gold Award during the NANO 2018 conference held on 24-29 June 2018. (Read more)
NRE and M.E. students will participate in the internship arranged by China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) in London and Shenzhen during summer, marking the first time for a national nuclear enterprise to engage Hong Kong students for internship. (Read more)
Prof. Zuankai WANG was 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)
Prof. Jian LU receives the 12th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award, the most prestigious award for engineering and technology achievement in China. (Read more)
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.
Dr. Yang LU’s research team has recently published their groundbreaking discovery that diamonds at nanoscale can undergo ultralarge, fully reversible elastic deformation in the prestigious journal Science. (Read more)
Mr. Jiaqian LI, under the supervision of Prof. Zuankai WANG, won Premier Prize at the first International Society of Bionic Engineering (ISBE) Bionic Innovation Competition from among over 130 works worldwide.