The School of Engineering is pleased to announce the appointment of Prof Siu Wing Cheng, Professor of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, as Associate Dean of Engineering (Undergraduate Studies), with effect from 1 January 2016.
Prof Guanghao Chen, Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the International Water Association (IWA). There are currently only 30 Distinguished Fellows out of 10,000 members in IWA and only four people around the world are elected in 2015. He is the first one from Hong Kong to receive this prestigious honor.
The School of Engineering is proud to witness the establishment of two Hong Kong branches of Chinese National Engineering Research Centers (CNERC), namely the Hong Kong Branch of CNERC for Control and Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution led by Prof Guanghao Chen from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and the Hong Kong Branch of CNERC for Tissue Restoration and Reconstruction led by Prof Benzhong Tang, Stephen Kam Chuen Cheong Professor of Science and Chair Professor of the Department of Chemistry. Each of the centers will receive an annual funding of up to HK$5 million from the Innovation and Technology Commission.
Undergraduates Renjing Huang, Po Sang Lo and Chun Ki Yeung, all from Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, won multiple awards in the 14th National Challenge Cup, including the Grand Prize in Grand Finals, the First Prize in Theme-based Competition on “Smart and Green Cities”, and the Second Prize in Hong Kong Regional Competition.
HKUST celebrated the opening of the WeChat-HKUST Joint Laboratory on Artificial Intelligence Technology (WHAT LAB) on 26 November. The Joint Laboratory is dedicated to foster artificial intelligence and big data research to improve people’s living and advance the frontiers of knowledge, marking a milestone in the collaboration of WeChat and the higher education sector.
Undergraduates Anny Hiu Yan Mok, Mick Hon Ming Tse, both Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), and Eddie Wing Tai Yeung, Electronic and Computer Engineering (ECE), won the champion in the Pit Crew Challenge – Intercollegiate Speed Engine Assembly and Disassembly Competition in the Hong Kong Classic 2015.
Two faculty members were honored in the School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award 2014-15. Established 20 years ago, the award recognizes faculty members who demonstrate continuous excellence in undergraduate teaching, foster students’ interest in the subject, promote students’ learning, and more.