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HKSTP delegation tours CityU labs
A delegation from the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) led by Mrs Fanny Law Fan Chiu-fun, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, visited laboratories at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 1 June. 
Research team includes Professor Paul Chu Kim-ho (left) and PhD student Wang Guomin
A research team led by Professor Paul Chu Kim-ho, a materials engineering expert at City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has developed a capacitive coating that kills bacteria when it is charged with electricity. When applied to orthopedic implants such as artificial joints and dental implants, the novel technology can reduce the risk of infection after surgery and help patients recover more quickly. 
From right) Mr Lester Garson Huang, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, Mr Huang Jianfa, and Professor Way Kuo officiate at the opening ceremony of A+i.
ARTS + iNNOVATION (A+i) at the City University of Hong Kong Chengdu Research Institute (CityUCRI), which officially opened on 11 May, will provide public space for applied research, training and incubation for creative media and digital society-related industries. It will also enhance collaboration on research and professional training between Chengdu and Hong Kong.
The CityU team has discovered that nanoscale diamond can experience a significant amount of elastic deformation. (From left: Dr Lu Yang, Zhang Hongti, Professor Zhang Wenjun and Amit Banerjee)
In a world’s first, an international research team led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has discovered that diamonds at nanoscale can undergo ultra-large, fully reversible elastic deformation, findings that could have a profound impact on the nanotechnology and biomedical fields, and even quantum information technologies.
Dr Carol Lin Sze-ki believes the new bioconversion process can not only help address the waste problem but also create a sustainable and circular economy.
Innovative green technology capable of recycling mixed textile waste into value-added products, such as synthetic fibre and bioplastics, is developed by a researcher team from the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) at City University of Hong Kong. The team recently won a Gold Medal at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
Professor Paul Chu kim-ho has developed breakthrough applications for killing cancer cells.
The development of a more effective photothermal therapy for treating cancer may now be one step closer. 
A reliability look at energy development
Energy must balance with environmental protection, reliability and sustainability, and social and economic welfare. That’s the key message in a commentary article penned by Professor Way Kuo, President of City University of Hong Kong, for the 2018 January issue of the journal Joule. 
The smart thermostat was developed by a team comprising (from left) Dr John Chan Yau-chung, Jacky Lai Chun-tak, Dr Norman Tse Chung-fai, Professor Henry Chung Shu-hung and Ryan Yeung Shun-cheung.
A smart thermostat for central air-conditioning systems that can save more than 10% on power and improve indoor comfort levels has been developed and launched onto the market by a team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). 
The seasonal typhoon prediction system to be developed by Professor Johnny Chan has the potential to protect lives and property more effectively.
A pioneering system for predicting with greater accuracy the landfall of seasonal typhoons to be developed by Professor Johnny Chan Chung-leung, Chair Professor of Atmospheric Science at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), has received a grant under the European Commission (EC) and Research Grants Council (RGC) Collaboration Scheme. 
World’s strongest magnesium alloy developed Potential application as biodegradable medical implants
The new advanced material is 10 times stronger than conventional crystalline magnesium alloy and has super-deformation capacity two times higher than that of magnesium-based metallic glass. The magnesium-alloy system consists of nanocrystalline cores embeddedin amorphous glassy shells. The strength of the resulting dual-phase material is a near-ideal 3.3 gigapascals (Gpa) – making this the strongest magnesium – alloy thin film yet developed. 
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