Prof Kei May Lau’s group, in collaboration with researchers from University of California, Santa Barbara, Sandia National Laboratories and Harvard University achieved tiny lasers directly on silicon, making a significant breakthrough for the semiconductor/photonic industry and well beyond.
Prof Patrick Yue of the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering was among the first Hong Kong scholars to receive the Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prizes presented by the Chinese Academy of Engineering in Beijing.
Prof Xiangtong Qi from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management received a Natural Science Award (Second Class) in the 2015 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) presented by the Ministry of Education.
HKUST is leading a multi-disciplinary team comprising engineers, computer scientists, environmental scientists and ecologists from various universities and institutions, to study the mechanism of debris flow in efforts to mitigate the risks and damage of landslides in Hong Kong.
Hackathon@HKUST (hackUST) 2016 was successfully held on 16-17 April at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Around 440 students and alumni in 91 teams coming from eight local universities were attracted to experience a highly creative weekend.