Method of Determining Optimal Laying Arrangement of Infrastructure Link
The researchers have developed a novel method of automatically determining the optimal laying arrangement for a link between an existing infrastructure network and a new site.
- Critical Infrastructure Link Planning
- Oil Pipeline
- Gas Pipeline
- Telecommunications Cable
- Electricity Cable
Genetic Data Privacy & Security Protection System
The invention involves a decentralised security system for genetic data.
- Genetic Data
- Data Storage
- Data Security
Nickel Complexes for Flexible Transistors and Inverters
The applicant has developed a series of six nickel-based compounds that can be used in highly efficient semiconducting devices.
- Charge-transfer Complex
- Nickel–organic Complex
- Thin film
- High Charge-carrier Mobility
- Semiconductor Device
- RFID Tag
- Flexible Device
HarvSolar: Eco-friendly Perovskite Photovoltaics
The innovation develops environmentally friendly tin perovskite solar cells and a preparation method to solve the toxicity problem of widely applied perovskite solar cells.
- Tin perovskite
- Pyridine functionalized fullerene
- Energy loss
- Defect passivation
- Environmentally Friendly
- Low cost
- High Efficiency
Omni-direction Omni-frequency Wave Energy Converter
The WEC absorbs the kinetic energy from waves through an oscillating weight that moves with every tilting or horizontal motion of the hull.
- Triboelectric nanogenerator (TENG)
- Wave energy
A typical P2W battery includes a heating unit, a thermal storage unit (TES), a hygroscopic solution container, and a condenser (for AHW).
- Atmospheric water harvesting
- Energy storage
- Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
Aqueous Batteries with Ultimate Safety
Aiming at the research on aqueous batteries and related modules, a high-performance zinc-based battery has been developed by optimizing the electrode, electrolyte, diaphragm and battery structure.
- Zinc battery
- Aqueous Battery
- Clean Energy
- Renewable energy
- Highly safe batteries
- Aqueous energy storage devices
- Eco-friendly batteries
- Cylindrical battery
- Square battery
Solar-Electrocatalytic System for Hydrogen Generation
This technology aims for the efficient and delocalized generation of energy resources to achieve the cost-effective distributed renewable energy utilization.
- Surface Engineering
- 3D porous micro-nanostructures
- Hydrogen generation
- Water splitting
Eco-Tiles for Enhancing Marine Biodiversity
The Eco-Tile can be used to restore the seawalls of cities and ports and create healthy ecosystems.
- Ecosystem restoration
- Artificial seawalls
- Sustainable cities
- Eco-friendly cities
Energy-free PV Cooler and Water Harvester
This invention provides high-flux passive cooling for the thermal management of PV via a moisture desorption-absorption process without energy consumption.
- Atmospheric water harvesting
- Arid area
Label-free High-throughput Multi-physical Cell Cytometer
The proposed system utilized a label-free multi-physical single-cell phenotyping technique.
- Drug Delivery
- Liquid biopsy
- Label-free cytometry
- Multiparametric phenotyping
- Cell mechanics
- Flow cytometry
- Cell sorter
New-Gen Anti-Vibration X-Seating Technology
Our invention adopts a cutting-edge nonlinear vibration control theory and method recently developed.
- Whole Body Vibration
- Vibration Control
- Vibration Isolation
- Anti-vibration Seats
- Whole Body Vibration
- Occupational Diseases
- Professional Drivers
Neural Implant with Dynamic Electrode Position Control
Microelectrode arrays with conductive polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrene sulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) stretchable electrode, gold interconnect lines, and flexible polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrates were fabricated.
- Pneumatic Actuation
- Conductive Polymer
- Position Control
- Closed-loop Control
- Retinal Prosthesis
- Topography Adaptation
- Post-surgery Adjustment
- Long-term Usage
AIstain: Virtual Immunostaining for Veterinary Pathology
Artificial intelligence staining (AIstain) is novel generative AI technology that enables a computer to virtually perform immunohistochemistry, replacing slow, expensive, and difficult-to-use antibody stains.
- Artificial Intelligence
- Image-to-image Translation
- Generative AI
- Veterinary Pathology
Cooling Technology for Epidermal Electronics
We invented a generic thermal management strategy by using an ultra-thin, soft, radiative-cooling interface (USRI), which allows to cool down the temperature in skin electronics through both radiative and non-radiative heat transfer, achieving temperature reduction greater than 56 °C.
- Radiative Cooling
- Skin Electronics
- Passive Cooling
- Effective Thermal Management
- Healthcare Monitoring
Improved Self-cooling Exterior Coatings
In our technology, introducing fluorescent pigments into commercially available white coatings competes with TiO2 on UV absorption and re-emit part of the absorbed UV light so as to further reduce the net heat gain from solar irradiation and also make the cooling coatings colorful.
- Radiative Cooling
- Fluorescence Enhancement
- Polymer Coating
- Green Technology
- Environmental Friendly
- Compatible with current materials and fabrication
- Colorful Coatings
Upcycling Engine Oil into Concrete
The proposed technology aims to recycle UEO by incorporating it into concrete to develop sustainable and durable construction materials.
- Used Engine Oil
- Waste Management
- Construction Materials
- Building Materials
Energy-saving Cooling Ceramic for Building Exteriors
Inspired by the whitest beetle, Cyphochilus, we invented a passive radiative cooling ceramic material that can achieve record-high solar reflection of 99.6% and strong thermal emissivity of 96.5%.
- Porous inorganic material
- Electricity-free and refrigerant-free cooling
- High solar reflection coupled with color
- Recyclable Building materials
- Energy efficiency
- Sustainable construction
- Green cooling technology
- Long-term durability
Echo-FAS: Acoustic-based Face Anti-Spoofing
This invention presented a novel acoustic-based framework to tackle the face anti-spoofing problem.
- Face Anti-spoofing
- Acoustic Signal
- Mobile Application
PropelWalker: Wearable Haptics for VR Walking
PropelWalker is a pair of calf-worn haptic devices for simulating the buoyancy and the resistant force when the human’s lower limbs are interacting with different fluids and materials in virtual reality (VR).
- Virtual Reality
- Haptic Feedback
- Fluid Simulation
- Lower-limb Rehabilitation
Superior AI Modeling of Large Atomic Systems
In this invention, a deep-learning framework based on atomic graph attention networks (AGAT) is proposed.
- Deep Learning
- Graph Attention Network
- Energy and Force Prediction
- Interatomic Interactions
- Mechanical Modulus
- Phase Stability
Learning-based Genome Codec
In this invention, we use machine learning techniques to learn potential data patterns from a large amount of genetic data of the same species.
- Data Compression
- Machine Learning
- Genome Storage
- Genome Compression
- FastA Data
- Fast Algorithm
- Low Storage Cost
Terahertz Metasurface Antenna for 6G Communications
The invention is a novel waveguide-integrated metasurface antenna designed using the superheterodyne principle.
- Terahertz Technology
- Beam Management
- Wireless communication
- Integration of Communication and Sensing
A high - Gain Low Profile THz Gaussian Bean Antenna
This invention uses imprint technology in silicon(Si) for fabricating the high gain and low profile THz gaussian bean antenna(GBA).
- Low profile
- High gain
- Silicon imprint
TNA-Based Probes for miRNA Detection
The inventors design and fabricate a threose nucleic acid (TNA)-based probe for real-time monitoring of target miRNA expression level in living cells.
- Threose nucleic acid (TNA)
- Fluorescence imaging
- Dynamic real-time monitoring
- Nucleic acid-based probes
48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (IEIG)
Researchers from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) received 36 awards at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva (IEIG) held from 26 to 30 April. This is the third year running that CityU has received the highest number of awards among local institutions. Congratulations to all awardees!
BIOHK2022 Convention (14-17 December 2022)
BIOHK2022 is an international convention to introduce novel state-of-the-art biotech innovations from around the globe, with the purpose of providing an extensive platform to allow pioneers of the biotech industry to convene. From infectious diseases like COVID-19, to the latest cancer treatments and diagnostics to big data analytics.
2022 InnoTech Expo
You are cordially invited to visit CityU's booths at 2022 InnoTech Expo organized by the Our Hong Kong Foundation, which will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (Hall 3F-G) from 12 to 22 December 2022.
BIP Asia 2022
Business of IP Asia Forum will be held on 1-2 December 2022. Being one of the leading IP events in Asia, the BIP Asia Forum brings together worldwide IP professionals and business leaders to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities.