IAS Distinguished Lecture

This lecture will explore a range of issues related to wetting, i.e. drops of water interfacing with materials such as rain on windows, drops of liquid on glass and fogged up mirrors. Professor Dr Hans-Jürgen Butt of the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz, Germany will argue that drops of liquid wetting a surface is not a fully understood phenomenon. His talk is titled “Wetting — A Multiscale Phenomenon” and takes place on 15 May. For more details, please visit here.

Distinguished Lecture

The innovative concept of non-resonating modes and how this has been recently exploited to extend the performance and capabilities of state-of-the-art microwave filter technology will be presented in this talk, which takes place on 4 May. The speaker will be Dr Simone Bastioli, Acting Chief Engineer at RS Microwave Company Inc. in the US where he is responsible for the design and development of innovative microwave filters, multiplexers, switched filters banks, as well as more complex sub-assemblies for military applications. The talk has been organised by CityU’s State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves and the Department of Electronic Engineering plus the IEEE AP/MTT HK Joint Chapter. For more information, please visit here.

The lecture will be followed on the same day by a seminar for the same event on “Pin-loaded Patch Antennas with Improved Functionalities” given by Professor Lei Zhu from the University of Macau. The topic will focus on three distinctive functionalities for newly proposed patch antennas for wireless systems. For more, visit here.

Exhibition: World Veterinary Day 2018

The importance of vets to our communities plus practical tips for pet owners and information about animal care are the focus of a new exhibition at the Library celebrating World Veterinary Day 2018. World Veterinary Day, set up in 2000 by the World Veterinary Association, promotes the work of veterinarians around the globe. This year the day fell on 28 April. The exhibition, which lasts until 10 May, can be seen at Wofoo Foundation Gallery. For details, visit here.

Book talk

The system and circumstances of the interpretation of the Basic Law by the National People's Congress from professional and academic perspectives in order to enhance the public's understanding of the rule of law in Hong Kong is the topic of a book talk titled “The Fifth Interpretation of Hong Kong's Basic Law and Its Constitutional Implication” on 5 May. The talk has been organised by City University of Hong Kong Press (CityU Press). The discussants will be Professor Zhu Guobin, Director of CityU Press and Professor of the School of Law; Professor Wang Zhenmin, Director-General, Department of Law, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the HKSAR; and Professor Albert Chen Hung-yee from the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong.


Daniel Yau Sheung-chu, Rachel Chan Tsz-ching and Jin Jun of the Department of Linguistics and Translation won the first, second and third prizes in the Dr Jennifer Cheung Chui-yiu Poetic Heritage Translation Awards for their renderings from the original Chinese into English of the poem Xiyu Lighthouse composed in 1879 by the late Qing poet Zhou Kai in honour of the lighthouse builder and guardian of seafarers in the Penghu Islands.

Wu Chung-kit, Zhu Hongxu and Liu Yucheng, PhD students in the Department of Electronic Engineering (EE), won the Merit Award at the International Workshop on System Biology and Biomedical Systems — Devices and Systems for Consumer Healthcare and Preventive Care. The winning paper, supervised by Dr Tsang Kim-fung, Associate Professor in EE, was titled “A Real-time Drivers' Status Monitoring Scheme with Safety Analysis”. The workshop gives the research and industrial community the time and space to discuss the biomedical aspects of solutions for consumer healthcare devices, reliability, and optimisation for preventive care.