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1402, 2020

ME Alumni Mentorship Dinner 2020

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Events & Seminars|

With an objective to facilitate the educational, career and personal growth of our students studying the full-time undergraduate programmes, the Department has established a Mentorship Programme. To facilitate Alumni–Students interaction, the annual Alumni Mentorship Dinner will be held with details below. Date: 26 Feb 2020 (Wed) (have been postponed*) Reception: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Venue: Palace Wedding Banquet Specialist煌府婚宴專門店海景廳 Shop 776, Fortune [...]

1402, 2020

Product Analysis and Engineering Design Coop Education Meetup

By |February 14th, 2020|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date: 9 May 2020 (Sat) 10:00am to 12:00noon Venue: Silverbox Ballroom 4, Hotel ICON, Tsim Sha Tsui East Participants: Co-op industrial partners, PolyU ME academic staff and PAED year 3 students Purposes: Give the project team an opportunity to get to know each other personally Establish a positive atmosphere before the start of the project Provide a platform to get the project team to agree on common goals Lay [...]

1701, 2020

Protecting personal health from impending flu season and Novel Coronavirus

By |January 17th, 2020|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The breakout of the Wuhan virus and serious influenza during the winter months in Hong Kong has raised concerns from the general public. Face masks are worn generally for the prevention of spread of virus and bacteria that cause sickness. Yet, misconceptions about the proper usage of face masks are very common in the community. Ir. Professor Wallace Leung Woon-Fong, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies of the [...]

1401, 2020

ME Student wins in HKIE Student Project Competition 2019

By |January 14th, 2020|Categories: Student News|

The HKIE-SSC Student Project Competition, organized by The Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), is an important annual event to attract HK young generation currently studying in universities to explore safety & health engineering for a touch of both life-critical systems and popular science innovation. The objectives of the competition are to promote safety engineering and science innovation, and to provide an open and competitive platform for engineering students [...]

812, 2019

ME PhD student awarded Best Paper Finalist in ROBIO 2019

By |December 8th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

PolyU ME PhD students Jiewen Lai and Kaicheng Huang won the Best Paper Finalist award with the paper entitled “A Learning-based Inverse Kinematics Solver for a Multi-Segment Continuum Robot in Robot-Independent Mapping”, at the 2019 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (IEEE-ROBIO 2019) in Dali, China from 6 to 8 December 2019. IEEE-ROBIO is one of the most prestigious conferences in the robotic field. It is an annual [...]

2311, 2019

HKPolyU Racing Team inherits the legend

By |November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Student News|

The HKPolyU Racing Team has finished the 2019 Formula Student Electric China (FSEC) competition on 18 to 23 Nov 2019 at the Zhuhai Airshow Center, China. In the FSEC held in Zhuhai this year, nearly 2,000 students from 54 pure electric fleets and 14 self-driving fleets came here through breakthrough levels. The HKPolyU Racing, the first and only formula racing team, formed by Hong Kong local university students, has [...]

1911, 2019

ME researchers discovered universality in droplet coalescence

By |November 19th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Glancing out a window on a rainy day, your eyes are accidentally caught by a small droplet rolling down the glass, where its “other half” is awaiting… Now, the “dating” is about to begin and the droplet reaches out to another. The moment they touch, a connecting liquid bridge forms and quickly grows - the two droplets then coalesce into a bigger one before you could see clearly what [...]

911, 2019

ME Student Team wins in the ASME Student Design Competition Finals 2019

By |November 9th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Team of BEng in Mechanical Engineering (ME) students won the 2nd Runner-up in the 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition (SDC) Finals held on 9 November 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. The ASME SDC Finals, sponsored by Boeing every year, is a well-known international student design competition of its kind. The 14 competitors, each are from the regional SDC events held at the [...]

2710, 2019

ME Student Team awarded in the 2019 Greater Bay Area Design Competition

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

A student team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) have made notable achievements in the 2019 Greater Bay Area Design Competition (2019粵港澳大學生工程訓練綜合能力競賽) held in Guangzhou on 26-27 October 2019. For the first time, the HK PolyU team won the 2nd Class and the Most Collaboration Awards in the competition. Sponsored by the Ministry of Education of China and organized by the Department of Education of Guangdong Province and [...]

2110, 2019

Distinguished Lecture on Nanotechnology in Canada by Prof. Wallace Leung

By |October 21st, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

PolyU scholar, Prof. Wallace Leung, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, has been invited by the Waterloo Institute of Nanotechnology (WIN), University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, to deliver on October 21, 2019 a Distinguished Lecture Series in the Quantum Nano Center, Waterloo, on ‘Novel Nanofiber technology for Energy and Environment’. WIN is the largest organization in Canada working on nanotechnology. The Distinguished Lecture Series is to [...]

1610, 2019

ME Student Team acclaimed for innovating Tennis Ball Collector Robot

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Three final year undergraduate students of the Department, Vincent Yu Wai Yin, Sampson Chung Shan and Clarence Lau Wing Hay, as a team working for their final year project, designed a tennis ball collector robot which can search, collect and store tennis balls autonomously. The robot is able to move swiftly and avoid obstacles such as ball net fence on the tennis court. It can also autodetect tennis balls [...]

810, 2019

Seminar – The Influence of Forced-Air Cooling on a 3D Printed Part Manufactured by Fused Filament Fabrication by Professor Chun-Ying Lee

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:08 Oct 2019 ( Tuesday) Time:4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Venue:CF303 Abstract: The dimensional quality and mechanical properties of a fused filament fabrication (FFF)-printed 3D model are influenced by several process parameters. A forced-air cooling system that moves along with the print head was designed and installed on a commercial 3D FFF printer to control the cooling of the printed model. The quality of the printed polylactide (PLA) model, [...]

2609, 2019

Seminar – Materials and interface in high energy density lithium and sodium batteries by Professor Zhaoyin Wen

By |September 26th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:26 Sep 2019 ( Thursday) Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venue:PQ303 Abstract: The ever-growing energy demands for portable electronics and electric vehicles, are hastening the exploration of high-energy-density electrode materials. Metallic Li is an indispensable electrode material in high-energy-density batteries like Li-S, Li-O2 batteries towards the post Li-ion battery era. However, owing to the tough problems of dendritic Li growth and huge dimension fluctuation during cycling together with the [...]

2009, 2019

ME PhD student received the 2019 HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers

By |September 20th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

A ME PhD student received the 14th HKIE outstanding paper award for young engineers/researchers announced in the award ceremony on 20 Sep 2019 held by the HKIE Transactions Committee, The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Structural health monitoring is a critical engineering issue attracting a lot of R&D strength from the literature and engineering areas in the past decades. Various complex structures including truss structures and satellites in [...]

209, 2019

ME PhD student received Belt and Road Scholarship 2019/20

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Every year, a number of scholarships and awards are offered by the HKSAR Government, and other public or private organizations to assist non-local students in financing their education in Hong Kong. Some are available solely for non-local students, and others are awarded on a competitive basis to all students regardless of nationality or residency status. To strengthen education collaboration with the Belt and Road countries, the Belt and Road Scholarships [...]

2008, 2019

Seminar – Control of Marine Robots: Challenges, Methods and Applications by Dr. Xianbo Xiang

By |August 20th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:20 Aug 2019 ( Tuesday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF312 Abstract: Marine robots, including autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and autonomous surface vehicles (ASV), play important roles in ocean exploration and exploitation. Yet, under-actuated or over-actuated property of marine vehicles heavily hinders the control of marine robots with high autonomy and intelligence. In this talk, some dedicated control methods are proposed to account for the challenges, by adopting LOS [...]

1508, 2019

Seminar – Definite integral stability method of multi-delay systems with applications by Dr. Qi Xu

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:15 Aug 2019 ( Thursday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: Time delay is an inevitable factor in real systems, like robot, internet, metal cutting, man-machine interaction, and so on. Usually time delay systems are categorized into two classes: Retarded type and neutral type, where the neutral ones have peculiar dynamical behaviors and are often more complex. Capable of dealing with both types, we have developed a definite [...]

1408, 2019

Seminar – Flexible structure vibration and its coupling with bounded sound spaces by Prof. Jingtao Du

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:14 Aug 2019 ( Wednesday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: Flexible structures, such as plate or membrane, are widely encountered in various engineering branches. A good understanding on their dynamic characteristics and vibro-acoustic coupling behavior is of fundamental significance for the efficient acoustic design and noise control of relevant complex systems. In this talk, vibration analysis of plate structures, including in-plane, flexural and their interactions, will be [...]

908, 2019

Seminar – Quick Screening Design of Solid-Solution Multi-Principal Element Alloy by Dr. Zheng Mingjie

By |August 9th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:09 Aug 2019 ( Friday)Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pmVenue:EF312Abstract:After a brief introduction to the Institute of Nuclear Energy Safety Technology (INEST), CAS, I would like to introduce our recent work on design of multi-principal element alloys (MPEAs).MPEAs are regarded as promising candidates for the new generation of nuclear structural materials, due to their high strength and ductility, high radiation-resistance and wide working temperature window etc. However, there is a great [...]

1907, 2019

ME PhD Students Won Student Competition Awards in ISSW32

By |July 19th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Two ME PhD students, Liang Yu and Liu Lili won the Student Competition Awards in the 32nd International Symposium on Shock Waves (ISSW32) held at the Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore in Singapore on 14-19 July 2019. Since the inception of the International Symposium on Shock Wave (ISSW) in 1957, ISSW has served as authoritative platforms for the international scientific community to meet and exchange ideas on [...]

1107, 2019

Seminar – Nanoglass: An novel approach to harden and toughen metallic glasses by spatial patterning of heterogeneities by Prof. Mo Li

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:11 Jul 2019 ( Thursday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: Metallic glass is a quasi-brittle material with little plasticity in monolithic state on continuum scale but tremendous local deformation/plasticity in nano- and micron-scales. One of the remedies to enhance the macroscopic plastic and toughness is to introduce various heterogeneities that are expected to alter the local shear banding. However, these attempts have led to limited and mixed [...]

1107, 2019

Seminar – Robotic Perception and Learning for Intelligent Manufacturing and Warehouse Automation by Professor I-Ming Chen

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:11 Jul 2019 ( Thursday) Time:10:00 am – 11:00 am Venue:EF305 Abstract: Industry robot manipulators have been invented for nearly 50 years. In the past, such robot manipulators are used in mass manufacturing lines and programmed manually by engineers. However, as modern manufacturing moves into low volume high mix products in a very tight schedule, it becomes very challenge to program the robots to handle large variety of products [...]

907, 2019

Seminar – Extreme combustion: A New Frontier in Combustion Research by Hao Zhao

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:09 Jul 2019 ( Tuesday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: With concerns of limited fossil fuel resources and global warming, alternative fuels and new combustion systems have been studied to enhance combustion efficiencies and reduce emissions for decades, and the combustion processes must be well controlled at high pressure and relatively low temperature. Therefore, as a new frontier in combustion research, extreme combustion at high pressure, low [...]

507, 2019

ME PhD Graduate Won Young Investigator Award in 11th Asia-Pacific Conference

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Dr Dawei Zhang, a PhD graduate of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering, won the Young Investigator Award in the 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (ASPACC 2017) held in Sydney, Australia on 10-14 December 2017.  He presented a paper “Hypergolic Ignition Induced by Binary Collision of TMEDA and WFNA Droplets: Non-Monotonic Effects of Impact Parameter”. The corresponding author of the paper is his PhD supervisor, Dr Peng Zhang. Mr Yicheng [...]

507, 2019

ME PhD student awarded Best Student Poster in TAROS 2019

By |July 5th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

The 20th TAROS (Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems) conference was hosted by the Centre for Advanced Robotics @ Queen Mary, Queen Mary University of London from the 3rd to the 5th of July 2019. PolyU ME department was honored to have the PhD student Omar Zahra appeared in the prestigious Robotic research conference of its kind, and he was awarded the Best Student Poster. TAROS is the longest running UK-hosted [...]

3006, 2019

ME PhD student Won Excellent Oral Award in CEEGE 2019

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

GUO Zhenbin, PhD student of the Department, got the Excellent Oral Award in the 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Green Energy (CEEGE 2019) in Roma, Italy from June 28-30, 2019. This conference was a premier forum for electrical engineering and green energy researchers and professionals getting together to help our globe to be sustainable, green-living, more human through their insights and innovations. The forum focused on providing [...]

2806, 2019

ME Student Team won the Gold Award of ASM Technology Award 2019

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Student News|

Terrific! The PolyU ME student team won the Gold Award of ASM Technology Award 2019. The team members, CHOW Hung Ming Roy, SHIN Ji Ho and SOMESHWAR Rudra Ajay, supervised by Dr Henry Chu and Dr Curtis Ng, competed with HKU, HKUST, CUHK and City U. The PolyU ME team project “ASME Competition Robot Development & Vision Based Target Alignment” stood out from the rest, triumphed in the competition. [...]

2106, 2019

Seminar – Data-Driven: Future of the Materials Science by Professor Hong Wang

By |June 21st, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:21 Jun 2019 ( Friday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: The Materials R&D today still depends primarily on scientific intuitions, experiences, as well as trial-and-error experiments. This process is traditionally costly, time-consuming, and increasingly becoming the bottleneck for the technological and social advancement. Material genome engineering (MGE) is a new approach enabling the discovery and development of new materials and new processes at faster pace and lower [...]

1106, 2019

ME Scholar lauded with the IAAM Medal 2019 for contributions in advanced materials

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

IAAM Medal is a prestigious international award recognized by the International Association of Advanced Materials, Sweden, for notable and professional achievements, which fostered and enriched the development of Materials Science and Technology filed through outstanding research in Physical, Chemical, Biological, Engineering, Medical, Mathematical, Earth, Atmosphere, Ocean and Planetary Sciences. The medal is awarded based on contributions made through work done during the ten years preceding from the year of [...]

1006, 2019

Seminar – RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THE ACOUSTICS LAB AT KAIST by Professor Jeong-Guon Ih

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:10 Jun 2019 ( Monday)Time:2:30 pm – 3:30 pmVenue:EF305Abstract:Part 1. RESEARCH ACTIVITIES IN THE ACOUSTICS LAB AT KAISTABSTRACT: In this talk, a quick review on the recent and current research works conducted within the Acoustics Lab in the Mechanical Eng. Dept. at KAIST will be delivered. Topics will be centered on the recent and present MS and PhD projects. It is noted that the past works are mostly related to [...]

1006, 2019

A novel fuel cell system design featured in International Journal of Energy Research

By |June 10th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Fuel cells have received worldwide research interest as a promising energy conversion technology in the last decades, primarily due to their simple system design, high conversion efficiency, low carbon dioxide emissions as well as quick fuel refueling. Currently, hydrogen fuel cells are widely studied and preliminarily commercialized. However, realizing the widespread application of hydrogen fuel cells requires addressing the production, transportation, and storage of hydrogen. A new study about a [...]

2805, 2019

The 5th ME Research Presentation Competition 2019

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The 5th PolyU Mechanical Engineering Research Presentation Competition was successfully held at the Lecture Theatre in the Jockey Club Innovation Tower, PolyU, on 28 May 2019.  It is an annual event for research students to display their research project results and share knowledge with the PolyU community. This year, we emphasized on academic pitching skills, with an aim to train research students to explain academic ideas to peers and [...]

2805, 2019

Seminar – Size-dependent Probabilistic Damage Micromechanics and Toughening Mechanism for Particle/Fiber Reinforced Composites by Professor J. Woody Ju

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:28 May 2019 ( Tuesday) Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: A micromechanical framework is proposed to predict the deformation responses of particle-reinforced metal matrix composites by invoking essential features of dislocation plasticity. First, within the framework of probabilistic micromechanical formulation, the damage induced by the manufacturing process and by the external mechanical loading in the presence of thermal residual stress is considered. Subsequently, the effective elastic moduli [...]

2705, 2019

Seminar – Tuning the Interlayer Channels of GO Membranes for Molecule or Ion Transport by Professor Wanqin Jin

By |May 27th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:27 May 2019 ( Monday)Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pmVenue:EF305Abstract:Graphene is a well-known two-dimensional (2D) material that exhibits preeminent electrical, mechanical and thermal properties owing to its unique one-atom-thick structure. Graphene and its derivatives (e.g., graphene oxide (GO)) have become emerging nano-building blocks for separation membranes featuring distinct laminar structures and tunable physicochemical properties. Extraordinary molecular separation properties for purifying water and gases have been demonstrated by graphene-based membranes, which have [...]

2405, 2019

Seminar – Challenges to Centrifugal Separation, the key to Biopharmaceutical Drug Production from Living Organisms by Prof. Wallace Woon-Fong LEUNG

By |May 24th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:24 May 2019 ( Friday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: A large percentage of therapeutic drugs that are offered to consumers today come from biosynthesis. Monoclonal Antibody, mAb, has been a popular antibody made in the laboratory used for cancer treatment where the antibody is designed to attach as a label to the protein (antigen) on a specific cancer cell so that immune cells can spot and [...]

2305, 2019

Seminar – All-electronic Nano-biosensors Based on Graphene Transistors by Dr. Zhao-Li Gao

By |May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:23 May 2019 ( Thursday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: Probing biosystems with two-dimensional (2D) materials provides tremendous opportunities for highly sensitive detection of physiological properties at the molecular level, which can pave the way towards early-stage disease diagnosis and improved healthcare outcomes. In this talk, I will introduce the process I have developed for scalable fabrication of 2D-biosensor arrays for multiplexed detection of disease biomarkers, where [...]

2205, 2019

Seminar – 2D Structured Graphene Oxide Membranes for Gas Separation by Prof. Jerry Y.S. Lin

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:22 May 2019 ( Wednesday) Time:4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: Graphene oxide (GO) membranes can be made from 2D GO nanosheets and exhibit selective transport for smaller gases like hydrogen over bigger gases like carbon dioxide. The presentation will discuss synthesis, structure and gas transport mechanism of 2D structures GO membranes, and compare them with other 2D structures microporous membranes for separation. The talk will be concluded [...]

1305, 2019

A technological breakthrough on layered lithium published in high impact journal “Nature Energy”

By |May 13th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Building ultraconformal protective layers on both secondary and primary particles of layered lithium transition metal oxide cathodes A technological breakthrough on layered lithium transition metal oxide cathodes offers a promising design strategy for Ni-rich cathodes towards high-energy, long-life and safe lithium-ion batteries.  This new study reported by Prof. Chen Guohua and his research team of the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering was published in the high impact international journal [...]

305, 2019

ME Scholar received HKIE Environmental Paper Award

By |May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Ir. Prof. Wallace Leung was awarded the 1st Runner Up of 2019 Environmental Paper Award. His paper “Clean Air with Novel Nanofiber Technologies” was acclaimed by the Chairman of the competition, Prof. Kaimin Shih of the University of Hong Kong, the paper submitted by Prof. Leung was of high quality, accumulating a wealth of research results and knowledge over time on improving air quality with various developed technologies. A [...]

3004, 2019

Staff Retreat in April 2019

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

A staff retreat of the Department took place on 30 April 2019 at Hotel ICON. It was particular for programme review and recruitment strategies. In line with the core value of the Department, programme quality assurance and student development have been our essential concern. In the morning session, the task force, led by the Programme Leader (BEng in Mechanical Engineering) Dr HM Yao, delivered an in-depth review on the [...]

1504, 2019

Seminar – dD (d-dimensional) flows and cylindrically reduced passive scalars by Dr. Jianzhou Zhu

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:15 Apr 2019 ( Monday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: I will start discussing briefly the fundamental results of d-dimensional (dD) ideal flows, where d can be non-integer and can be greater than 3. Then, I will talk about 2D and 3D passive scalars from the point of view of cylindrical reduction from dD flows. The differences between 2D helical passive scalar and active scalar will be [...]

904, 2019

Seminar – From Multimodal Tactile Signals to Compliant Control Using Robot Skin by Dr Emmanuel Dean

By |April 9th, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:09 Apr 2019 ( Tuesday) Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm Venue:EF311 Abstract: In this talk, we present an end-to-end approach to transform multi-modal tactile signals into a compliant control to generate different dynamic robot behaviors. This is obtained by fusing multi-modal sensor signals from our robot skin and joint sensors with different control approaches. One advantage of these compliant behaviors is to produce safer robots, especially for physical Human-Robot [...]

304, 2019

PolyU hosts the first-of-its-kind international Marine Robotics Forum in HK

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) organized “The 1stInternational Forum on Marine Robotics” on 3 April 2019 for international and local experts to share insights on how to advance marine robotic technology and its applications in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA). This is one of the major events initiated by PolyU to foster closer collaborations and explore innovative technologies with top-notch universities and institutes around the world [...]

304, 2019

1st International Forum on Marine Robotics

By |April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Special Events|

The 1st International Forum on Marine Robotics organized by the Faculty of Engineering (FENG) and Innovation and Technology Development Office (ITDO) will be held on 3rd April 2019 (Wednesday). Marine robotic technology plays an increasing role in high-impact tasks, missions related to offshore or deep-sea resource exploration, ocean environment and pollution study, underwater infrastructure inspection, etc. PolyU is taking the lead to form a strategic research and development alliance with the following top-notch [...]

104, 2019

Seminar – Robots That Reason: When AI Meets Robotics by Dr. Karinne Ramirez

By |April 1st, 2019|Categories: Events & Seminars|

Date:01 Apr 2019 ( Monday) Time:11:00 am – 12:00 pm Venue:EF305 Abstract: One fundamental issue of autonomous robots in task domains is its capability to learn new skills and to re-use past experiences under different situations as efficient, intuitive and reliable as possible. A promising mechanism to achieve that is via learning from demonstrations or observations. In this talk, we present a novel learning method that generates compact and [...]

2703, 2019

PolyU-developed electrostatically charged nanofiber filter ideal for defense against pollutants and viruses

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

At a press conference on 27 March 2019, Ir. Professor Wallace Leung Woon-Fong, Chair Professor of Innovative Products and Technologies of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, introduced a PolyU-developed electrostatically charged nanofiber filter with multiple separator layers. The novel PVDF nanofiber filter can capture pollutant particles that are below 100 nm in diameter. It demonstrates much better performance in breathability and filtration efficiency, compared with existing technologies and products, [...]

2103, 2019

106th Departmental Advisory Committee Meeting

By |March 21st, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

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 [...]

2202, 2019

ME Staff received Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance/ Achievement in 2017/18

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The PolyU Faculty of Engineering Spring Reception cum Faculty Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on 22 February 2019.  Three staff members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were awarded for their outstanding performance and achievement. Prof. WEN Chih-yung Associate Head and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Award Faculty of Engineering Outstanding Award in Teaching (Individual)   Prof. SU Zhongqing Associate Head and Professor, [...]

2202, 2019

ME Department Head and Staff Honoured for Loyal Service

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The University held the Long Service Award ceremony at the PolyU Jockey Club Auditorium on 22 February 2019 to pay tribute to long-serving staff members for their loyal and committed service over the years. This year, our Department Head, Prof. Shi San-Qiang received the Award for his 20th year of service in PolyU. Besides, 3 staff members of ME, Ms Packy Chan, Dr Liu Yang and Ir Elsa Tang received [...]

302, 2019

ME Student Team won the 2nd Runner-up in ASME E-Fest Asia Pacific Student Design Competition 2019

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Student News|

A team of Mechanical Engineering (ME) students won the 2nd Runner-up in the 2019 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition, E-Fest Asia Pacific Region, held at Velore, India. The winning team, along with winners from different regions, now advance and will compete for the Championship at the E-Fest Global. The team, comprised of year three final-year undergraduate students, Ji-ho SHIN, Hung Ming Roy CHOW and Rudra SOMESHWAR, [...]

1601, 2019

Alumni Mentorship Dinner 2018/19

By |January 16th, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering Alumni Mentorship Dinner 2018/19 was successfully held on 16 Jan 2019.  About 100 alumni, honorable guests and academics, together with around 150 students from the graduating classes of BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design, attended the dinner. The Alumni Mentorship Dinner is a tradition of ME to enhance the bonding between alumni with members of the Department [...]

101, 2019

ME Staff Appointed New Editor-in-Chief to Prestigious Elsevier Journal

By |January 1st, 2019|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Prof. Zhongqing Su, Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed by Elsevier as the new Editor-in-Chief (EiC) of Ultrasonics. Prof. Su will assume office on 1st January 2019, and Prof. Every, the current EiC, will remain as Co-EiC until July 2019. Published by Elsevier, Ultrasonics is a leading international journal dedicated to the science and technology of ultrasonics, covering all aspects of the field. In retrospect, Ultrasonics [...]

1712, 2018

HK Symposium of Batteries

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Special Events|

The Hong Kong Symposium of Batteries was taken place during 17 - 18 December 2018 at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The objectives of this symposium are to promote the exchange of ideas among local researchers on materials for energy conversion and storage, and promote the research on energy conversion and storage for Hong Kong with industrial participation. More details

1312, 2018

ME scholar developed new technology on putting electrostatic effect on nanofibers and using it as an air filter

By |December 13th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The research team in Mechanical Engineering PolyU under Prof. Wallace Leung has developed nanofiber mats that has electrostatic charges deposited on the nanofibers. Nanofiber has diameter which is typically 1/1000 times smaller than a human hair. The charged fiber mat has been applied for air filtration of pollutant particles for all sizes, from sub-micron size (less than 1/1000 of 1 millimeter) down to 10 nanometers (100 times of a [...]

1112, 2018

Prof. Teik Lim Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

By |December 11th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Our Departmental Academic Advisor Prof. Teik Lim from University of Texas at Arlington was elected the Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) 2018. Election to NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of [...]

512, 2018

ME scholar co-authored a paper in Science on high-entropy alloys

By |December 5th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Advanced structural materials with gigapascal strength and high ductility are highly desirable for a wide range of engineering applications, such as aerospace, automotive, marine, and constructions. However, most metallurgical mechanisms for increasing material strength lead to a loss of ductility. A new study about multicomponent-nanoparticle-strengthened high-entropy alloys, co-authored by Dr. Zengbao Jiao, assistant professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering, was recently published in Science. In collaboration with Prof. C.T. Liu [...]

312, 2018

ME hosted the 8th East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Organized and hosted by ME Department, the 8th East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop (EAMAEW-2018) was very successfully held in PolyU, 1-3 December 2018. EAMAEW-2018 was the eighth one in this annual workshop series. Four top-notch universities in the East Asia region, i.e., Hokkaido University, Korea University, National Cheng Kung University and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, are the main participating universities. This workshop series has created a platform not [...]

112, 2018

ME hosts the 8th East Asia Mechanical Engineering Workshop

By |December 1st, 2018|Categories: Special Events|

The 8th East Asia Mechanical Engineering Workshop will be hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), from Dec 1-3, 2018 in Hong Kong, China. This workshop serves as an academic forum for reporting the recent advance on mechanical and aerospace engineering research and promoting the international collaboration among Hokkaido University, Korea University, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and The Hong Kong Polytechnic [...]

1511, 2018

ME hosted the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Organized and hosted by ME Department, the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (APWSHM-2018) was very successfully held in Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hong Kong, 12-15 November 2018! Prof. Zhongqing Su, from ME Department, had the honour to serve as the General Chair to APWSHM-2018. Along with its two sister series of workshops (the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) and the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM)), [...]

1211, 2018

ME scholar secures research funding from the NSFC key project

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Prof. Fu Mingwang, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, in collaboration with Prof. Shi San Qiang, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded a RMB$3 million worth, five-year grant (2019.01-2023.12) for a research project “ Research on the theories and technological fundamentals in integrated  plastic forming of shape and tailoring of property of cross-scale structures” (跨尺度構件形性協同塑性成形理論及技術基礎研究).  The project is a key project funded by the National [...]

1211, 2018

ME hosted the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring

By |November 12th, 2018|Categories: Special Events|

Organized and hosted by ME Department, the 7th Asia-Pacific Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (APWSHM-2018) was very successfully held in Harbour Grand Kowloon, Hong Kong, 12-15 November 2018! Prof. Zhongqing Su, from ME Department, had the honour to serve as the General Chair to APWSHM-2018. Along with its two sister series of workshops (the International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (IWSHM) and the European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring (EWSHM)), [...]

1111, 2018

ME Student Team wins in the ASME Student Design Competition Finals 2018

By |November 11th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Team of BEng in Mechanical Engineering (ME) students won the 1st Runner-up in The 2018 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Design Competition (SDC) held on 11 November 2018, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The ASME SDC  Finals, sponsored by Boeing every year,  is a well-known international student design competition of its kind. “Robot Football: Goooaaaalll!!!!!!” is the theme for this year. Of the 16 teams, they are the [...]

2510, 2018

Hong Kong PolyU Racing team Press Conference on 25 Oct 2018

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Hong Kong PolyU Racing team met with press on 25 Oct 2018. Students will join 2018 China Formula Student Electric car competition, which will be held in ZhuHai International Airshow Center, Zhu Hai, China from 26th Nov 2018 to 2nd Dec 2018 organized by Society of Automotive Engineers of China Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) student competition is design and make competition in China, Japan or European countries [...]

2510, 2018

Hong Kong PolyU Racing team Press Conference on 25 Oct 2018

By |October 25th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Hong Kong PolyU Racing team met with press on 25 Oct 2018. Students will join 2018 China Formula Student Electric car competition, which will be held in ZhuHai International Airshow Center, Zhu Hai, China from 26th Nov 2018 to 2nd Dec 2018 organized by Society of Automotive Engineers of China Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) student competition is design and make competition in China, Japan or European countries [...]

1510, 2018

ME Graduates Won Bronze Award in HKEIA Innovation and Technology Project Competition

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

A group of ME graduates won the Bronze Award in the HKEIA (The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association) Innovation and Technology Project Competition 2018.  The award ceremony took place at the HKEIA Annual Dinner on 15 Oct 2018. The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association has been running the competition annually with an objective to recognize and reward students with outstanding projects which demonstrate excellence in technology and innovation.  Final [...]

1510, 2018

HKPolyU Racing HKF-02e Rollout Ceremony on 15 Oct 2018

By |October 15th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Pioneered by a group of ME students , HKPolyU Racing Team will join the 2018 Formula Student China competition (FAES China) on 26 Nov 2018 in Zhuhai - a competition that involves design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, and races. HKPolyU Racing is the first ever team representing Hong Kong to take part in the Formula SAE, which is described as the largest collegiate engineering design contest for undergraduate and graduate [...]

2609, 2018

ME researchers unveiled the secret of the flicking of diffusion flames

By |September 26th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Diffusion flames are ubiquitous in domestic and industrial applications that have been shaping human civilization. The development of flame instabilities could impair combustion performance, cause ignition failure or flame extinction, damage combustion devices, and trigger uncontrollable fire hazard. A prominent phenomenon related to the stability of a buoyant diffusion flame is flame flickering, or puffing, which describes the vibratory motion of the luminous flame. Previous experimental investigations have confirmed [...]

1708, 2018

Staff Retreat 2018

By |August 17th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The Department of Mechanical Engineering successfully hosted its annual departmental retreat in Discovery Bay on 16 – 17 August 2018. The retreat kicked off with the Head’s introduction and budget issue. Followed by the presentation of research matters by the Associate Head, this stimulated a vibrant discussion among staff members and the responses and feedback received will offer significant insights for Department’s future development. In addition, a briefing regarding [...]

1608, 2018

ME year-2 student won the 2nd Place at the 2018 Asia Pacific Mechanics Contest for College Students

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Mr. XU Tianlu, a year-2 student studying in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, won the Second Place at the 2018 Asia Pacific Mechanics Contest for College Students organized by the Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Republic of China and held at the National Cheng Kung University during 14-16 August 2018. This year, the competition task was to design a [...]

3007, 2018

PolyU is ranked 29 by ARWU in Mechanical Engineering

By |July 30th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has continued to make major strides in the world ranking.  In a recent release at the “ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subject” published on 17 July 2018, PolyU has made a significant rise in the subject of Mechanical Engineering from last year’s 47th to this year’s 29th in Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU): http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/mechanical-engineering.html. PolyU is the only University in Hong Kong ranked top [...]

2707, 2018

PolyU ME staff advance energy harvesting technology

By |July 27th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

A wind-driven hybrid triboelectric-electromagnetic nanogenerator was recently developed and tested by PolyU ME staff led by Dr Xingjian Jing. The work will be reported by Nano Energy, which is a high-impact and well-recognized journal in the area, with an impact factor 13.12 (2017 Journal Citation Report; Rank 7/146 in Applied Physics, 15/285 in Materials Sciences Multidisciplinary, 7/92 in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology).  Learn more on ELSEVIER [...]

1207, 2018

ME student winning Sir James Lighthill Award

By |July 12th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

At the Twenty-fifth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV25) held at Hiroshima in Japan, Mr. ZHANG Xiaoqi, a year two Ph.D. student in ME, won the prestigious Sir James Lighthill Award in the best student paper competition. The Award is for the best paper published in the Proceedings of ICSV by a person in the early stages of his/her career. The author of the paper must either be a [...]

3006, 2018

Success in securing GRF 2018/19

By |June 30th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

In the 2018/2019 results of grants from the Research Grants Council’s General Research Fund (GRF) announced in June 2018, ME’s success rate for the GRF was 33% in 2018/19 exercise. Seven of our GRF proposals were funded and listed below: Principal Investigator Project Title Dr AN Liang Understanding charge transport phenomena in photoelectrochemical storage cells for solar energy storage Prof. CHENG Li Thermo-Acoustic Oscillations: Mechanism Exploration and Control [...]

2006, 2018

ME PhD student won the Best Presentation Award at ICMMP 2018

By |June 20th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Mr Haopeng YANG, a PhD student from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of PolyU, won the Best Presentation Award at the Fourth International Conference on Metallic Materials and Processing (ICMMP) on 20 June 2018. ICMMP 2018 was organized by the Northwestern Polytechnical University. This conference aimed at bringing together world materials communities to discuss and review the recent development and progress in materials science, processing and computational materials with the focus on metals. Meanwhile, ICMMP helped to facilitate more fruitful [...]

3005, 2018

The 4th ME Research Poster Competition 2018

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Fever to PolyU Mechanical Engineering! In a hot afternoon on 30 May 2018, 22 research students displayed their posters and delivered their insights to us. Academic supervisors were there to give advice, classmates and friends came to learn together.With an objective to provide the Research Postgraduate and Research MSc students of the Department a good opportunity to share their research project results and knowledge with their peers and the PolyU [...]

2704, 2018

ME Students Triumphed in the HKIE Young Engineers Programme 2017/2018

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

A team of four final-year undergraduate ME students has won the Champion in the Young Engineers Programme (YEP) 2017/2018 which is an annual flagship programme organized by the Manufacturing and Industrial (MI) Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). This year, YEP is supported by China Light and Power Co Ltd. (CLP) with the theme “Redesign Power Plant for Next Hundred Year”. YEP is opened to engineering [...]

2504, 2018

Technical Seminar “Breakthrough on Nanofiber Technologies to Air Purification and Solar Cells” by Ir Prof. Wallace Leung

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Co-organized by the Mechanical, Marine, Naval Architecture & Chemical (MMNC) Division, Gas and Energy (EG) Division, Materials Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET - Hong Kong Branch) and the Mechanical Engineering (ME) Department of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), a technical seminar with the theme “Breakthrough on Nanofiber Technologies to Air Purification and Solar Cells” was delivered by [...]

1504, 2018

ME Scholar won Gold Award in International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Prof. Zhongqing SU of the Department of Mechanical Engineering won a Gold Medal in the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, Switzerland in April 2018. Sprayable Smart Sensing Network Coating for Structural Health Monitoring Principal Investigators:  Prof. Zhongqing SU (Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Prof. Zhong ZHANG (CAS Center for Excellence in Nanoscience, National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing) Prof. Limin ZHOU (Interdisciplinary Division of Aeronautical [...]

1404, 2018

ME PhD student won the Best Student Presentation Award at the 22nd Annual Conference of HKSTAM

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Mr Jimin FU, a PhD student from the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering, got the Best Student Presentation Award at the 22ndAnnual Conference of HKSTAM on 14 April 2018. The 22nd Annual Conference of HKSTAM 2018 in conjunction with the 14th Shanghai-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Application was co-organized by the Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM), the Shanghai Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (SSTAM) [...]

1404, 2018

ME students won the Champion and the Best Innovative Award in the HKIE Joint Student Chapters Competition 2018

By |April 14th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

A team of Mechanical Engineering students of the undergraduate final-year capstone project in the title of “Design and Construction of an Innovative Energy Conversion Device” - Ms. Fung Man Yi, Ms. Wong Hei Wa and Ms. Pang Wei Fong under the supervision of Dr. Lam Chun Ki has won the Champion and the Best Innovative Award in the HKIE Joint Student Chapters Competition 2018. The competition was organized by [...]

2503, 2018

PolyU ME Robot triumphed in IMechE 2018

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Bravo!  The PolyU student team won the Champion and the Most Innovative Awards in the 7th IMechE Greater China Design Competition held at Guangzhou on 24-25 March 2018. Organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) - Hong Kong Branch, this year challenge was to design an unmanned robot for relief.  Eight top universities, including The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong University of Science [...]

903, 2018

3 ME Staff received Faculty Awards for Outstanding Performance/ Achievement in 2016/17

By |March 9th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The PolyU Faculty of Engineering Spring Reception cum Faculty Awards Presentation Ceremony was held on 9 March 2018.  Three staff members from the Department of Mechanical Engineering were awarded for their outstanding performance and achievement. Prof. SHI San-Qiang, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering and Prof. CHENG Li, Chair Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering received the "Faculty of Engineering Research Grant Achievement Award 2016/17”. Since 2003, the award [...]

803, 2018

105th Departmental Advisory Committee Meeting

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The 105th Departmental Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting took place on 8 March 2018, under the chairmanship of Ir Conrad Wong, Vice Chairman of Yau Lee Group.  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 [...]

603, 2018

ME Team Building Social Gathering cum Spring Lunch

By |March 6th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

A fun time for team building, re-energizing and communicating.  On 6 March 2018, ME Department organized a Spring Lunch cum bowling ball game for all academic, administrative and technical support staff as well as research personnel. We had over 100 participants joining the event. People were in their causal dressed, light-hearted mood and smiles on their faces. The buffet lunch came with the bowling games definitely gave all ME [...]

103, 2018

ME scholar’s research work accepted by Physical Review Letters

By |March 1st, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

Sound wave has been thoroughly studied for centuries as one of the most well-known type of classical waves and close partner of our everyday life. Is there any undiscovered phenomenon associated with sound, especially whether we can find new ways to manipulate sound wave based on ideas inspired from quantum-classical mechanics analogue, has been a well sought-after topic for the last decade. A new study conducted by Dr Jie [...]

702, 2018

Alumni Mentorship Dinner 2017/18

By |February 7th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering Alumni Mentorship Dinner 2017/2018 was successfully held on 7 Feb 2018.  Over 100 alumni, honorable guests and academics, together with about 150 students from the graduating classes of BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, BEng(Hons) in Product Analysis and Engineering Design, and Double Degree Programme in Business Administration and Engineering showed up in that evening making the dinner a memorable and meaningful one. The Alumni [...]

2601, 2018

Miss Winky Lui received the Trainee of the Year Award 2017

By |January 26th, 2018|Categories: Student News|

Miss Winky Lui Ka Wing, graduated with Double Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration in 2015, a current ME MSc student, has received the Trainee of the Year Award 2017 organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Trainee of the Year Award is a competition designed to promote Engineering Graduate Training Scheme "A". All Scheme "A" trainees are eligible to participate. This award aims to recognize [...]

1201, 2018

Departmental Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee Meeting

By |January 12th, 2018|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The 2017/18 Departmental Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee (DLOAC) Meeting was held on 12 January 2018. The Committee members consisting of scheme and programme leaders, industrialists, alumni and student representatives had a fruitful discussion. Pertaining to the Departmental Learning Outcomes assessment, employers and graduates surveys were conducted during late 2017.  In the meeting, the Chairman Prof. CW Leung reported that the results of the surveys generally showed satisfactory or above [...]

1512, 2017

PolyU ME Staff Obtained the First Prize in HK CIC Construction Innovation Award 2017

By |December 15th, 2017|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The bio-inspired anti-vibration exoskeleton (BIAVE) developed by Dr Xingjian Jing’s research team recently received the 1st Prize in the category of Construction Safety in the Hong Kong CIC (Construction Industry Council) Construction Innovation Award 2017. Among 17 Finalists assessed by an international selection panel, the BIAVE is a technical breakthrough effectively helping construction workers to avoid occupational diseases in operation of demolition tools. Hand-held electric/hydraulic breakers are most commonly [...]

1311, 2017

ME co-hosts the 17th Asian Pacific Vibration Conference

By |November 13th, 2017|Categories: Special Events|

The 17th Asia Pacific Vibration Conference (APVC 2017) will be held on November 13-15, 2017, in Nanjing, P R China. Prof. Li Cheng from ME department will serve as the General Co-Chair of the conference. The APVC is an international conference held once every two years with the intention of encouraging scientific and technical cooperation among Asia Pacific countries. The conference aims to bring researchers, engineers and students from [...]

1209, 2017

PolyU ME staff received European Senior Research Award and innovative technology was broadcasted in TVB J5

By |September 12th, 2017|Categories: Department & Staff News|

PolyU ME staff Dr Xingjian Jing received prestigious EASD senior research award announced in the X international conference on structural dynamics held in Rome Italy during 10-13 Sep 2017. The award ceremony was held in the conference dinner on 12 Sep 2017.   The European Association for Structural Dynamics (EASD) is a professional body founded in 1990. EASD oversees the organization of the European Conferences on Structural Dynamics (EURODYN) that [...]

2708, 2017

The 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Hong Kong

By |August 27th, 2017|Categories: Special Events|

The 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (Inter-Noise) was successfully held in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on August 27-30 2017. The event was co-organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Institute of Acoustics under the patronage of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE). The congress attracted close to 1200 participants plus some 80 exhibitors from around 40 countries [...]

2306, 2017

International Symposium on Advanced Boiler Technology and Workshop

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Special Events|

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers – Hong Kong Section (ASME–HK) and Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU–ME) jointly organize the International Symposium on Advanced Boiler Technology and Workshop (ISABTW). ASME has been the leader in setting standards for boiler design and operation which are revolving around power industry, thanks to its robust system. The three-day event comprises of two major activities, namely the Advanced [...]

2405, 2017

ME scholar’s Innovative Bio-inspired System won TechConnect Global Innovation Awards 2017

By |May 24th, 2017|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The research team led by Dr Xingjian Jing, Associate Professor of The Department of Mechanical Engineering has developed a novel bio-inspired nonlinear anti-vibration system that can significantly reduce vibration in various mechanic systems. The innovation far excels existing devices in cost-efficiency and performance reliability and can have extensive applications. Dr Jing’s innovative bio-inspired system is one of the three PolyU innovations having won the TechConnect Global Innovation Awards 2017. [...]

712, 2016

The Third International Conference on Metallic Materials and Processing, Hong Kong

By |December 7th, 2016|Categories: Special Events|

The Third International Conference on Metallic Materials and Processing (3rd ICMMP), hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held from 4 to 7 Dec 2016 on campus. Metallic materials and its processing is still a critical and hot topic in materials development and processing arena in spite of the advent of many new materials. Metallic materials are widely used as structural materials [...]

1210, 2016

The 2016 Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award

By |October 12th, 2016|Categories: Department & Staff News|

The research work on fuzzy active control of vehicle suspension systems from Dr XJ Jing’s research group received The 2016 Andrew P. Sage Best Transactions Paper Award, which was just announced during the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2016) held at Hotel Intercontinental Budapest during 9-12 Oct 2016. The award is to recognize the authors of the best paper published annually in the IEEE [...]

2410, 2014

The 4th East Asia Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering Workshop

By |October 24th, 2014|Categories: Special Events|

The 4th East Asia Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering Workshop, hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held from Oct 24-25, 2014 in Hong Kong. In view of the increasing demand in both manpower and technological know-how in the area of mechanical and aerospace engineering, this workshop served as a platform for academics to discuss about the recent advance on mechanical and [...]

1510, 2013

Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit on Latest Acoustic Technology and Product Design

By |October 15th, 2013|Categories: Special Events|

About a hundred of engineers, product designers and PolyU students, were gathering in the thematic Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit on Latest Acoustic Technology and Product Design on 15 October 2013 during the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2013 (Autumn Edition) which was the world's biggest event in electronics industry in the year.  It was the very first time that this high-level forum focusing on the design and technology for audio [...]

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