The 106th Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting took place on 21 March 2019, under the chairmanship of Ir Conrad Wong, Vice Chairman of Yau Lee Group.  We were grateful to have new committee members joining us.  They were Prof. Li Bing (Acting Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation Harbin Institute of Technology, Shenzhen), Mr Richard CW Chan (Assistant Director, Engineering Services Branch 3, Electrical & Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR), Dr Lawrence CC Cheung (Director, Technology Development Hong Kong Productivity Council), Mr Banting WP Sze (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Freetech Road Recycling Technology (Holdings) Limited) as well as two student representatives, Mr Farhan Khalid (full-time BEng student) and Mr Andre Eccel Vellwock (full-time PhD student).

It was a very useful meeting as members, with their wide range of expertise, had a fruitful discussion, sharing their expectations on our students and graduates, and provided very constructive views and suggestions to the Department of its efforts in the future development in teaching and learning, research and consultancy and strategic development.

We in particular thank Ir Wong for his leadership and contribution to our Department as our DAC Chairman for 6 years since 27 March 2013.  Ir Dr Angus HW Cheung (Chief Executive Officer, China Aircraft Services Limited) will be the next DAC Chairman starting on 27 March 2019.