In an effort to strengthen academic ties with CityU, a delegation of scholars from the Chinese Academy of Sciences
, led by Professor Lu Yongxiang, the President, visited CityU on May 22.
Professor Lu, who was conferred an Honourary Doctor of Science degree by CityU in 1997, said: "I feel like visiting my alma mater."
Greeted by a group of nine senior faculty members led by President H K Chang at the Multi-media Conference Room, the delegates watched a video introducing major developments at CityU. One impressed delegate, Professor Fu Jiamo, said: "Not only is CityU young and dynamic, it is also rich in cultural diversity." The delegates were then led on a tour of the Centre of Super-Diamond and Advanced Films by Professor S T Lee, and the Heavy Structures Laboratory, where Professor Michael Hung demonstrated his research into shearography.
Delegates from the Academy comprised: Professor Wu Dexin, Professor Gan Fuxi, Professor Chen Kaixian, Mr Zhang Xinggen and Mr Liu Fengsong. CityU Professor David Tong
, from the Department of Physics and Material Sciences
, who was named an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences for his contributions to the study of surface physics and nanotechnology, was also among the reception team.