Our very first Department of Physics Annual Symposium was successfully held on 22 May 2019. The symposium, named “Celebration of Physics,” was designed to bring together the students and faculty members in our department to celebrate their achievements in the academic year.
Four invited speakers along with three of our own faculty members shared their latest discoveries with the audience. The talks culminated with a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Kai-ming Ho, University Distinguished Professor in Department of Physics at Iowa State University, who introduced a novel “generic algorithm” in computational physics and illustrated its applications with topical examples, including new battery materials. Twenty-six posters were presented by students, postdocs, and research staffs. The poster session was particularly lively, as it provided students an excellent opportunity to interact and learn from each other.
The Department also took the opportunity to show recognition for students and faculties for their excellent achievements/contributions. The following awards were announced and presented at the symposium:
Distinguished Final Year Project Awards for Undergraduate Students
Chan Ka Ho (Supervisor: Prof. Kin-Man YU)
Kong Yuk Kei & Wong Cheuk Yiu (Supervisor: Prof. RQ ZHANG)
Wei Zezhu (Supervisor: Dr. Sunny Xin WANG)
Best Poster Award (UG category)
Krishna-Prasad-Madhava & Wo Kah Jen (Supervisor: Dr Shubo WANG)
Best Poster Award (PG category)
Lu Chenyu (Supervisor: Prof. Xun-Li WANG)
Zhang Xiaoming & Wei Zezhu (Supervisor: Dr. Sunny Xin WANG)
Faculty Service Award 2018
Each year the Department selects 1-2 faculty members for Faculty Service Award. This year, two faculties were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Department.
Professor Kin Man Yu, for overseeing the establishment of a new Master in Physics program; and
Dr. Sai Tak Chu, for effective management of the laboratories which provided quality technical services to both PHY and MSE departments during the challenging transition period after AP split.
3 June 2019