Prof Tianshou Zhao, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters for three consecutive years.
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) celebrated on 5 November, 2016 the opening of the Academy for Bright Future Young Engineers, where engineering students at HKUST will be given the opportunities to mentor and engage secondary school students in various engineering workshops, to spark their interests in technology and instill in them an engineering frame of mind.
A team of undergraduate students at HKUST has developed a wheelchair which is not only cheap, but is also safe and effective enough to be crowned silver in the powered wheelchair race of Cybathlon – the world’s first “Bionic Olympics”, against competitors including Imperial College of London and ETH Zurich.
The School of Engineering (SENG) and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) successfully co-organized the SENG/MAE 25th Anniversary Star Alumni Talk on 29 September, featuring distinguished MAE alumnus Mr Zhang Yunfei, who is the Founder and President of Zhuhai Yunzhou Intelligence Technology Co. Ltd.
Augmented Reality (AR) is the next big thing for mobile devices. Researchers at HKUST are on course of building a novel AR platform for mobile devices, in efforts to facilitate an ecosystem for entrepreneurs and programmers to develop AR programs and applications on mobile and wearable devices.
Prof Michael Yu Wang, Founding Director of the HKUST Robotics Institute and Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Electronic & Computer Engineering, is appointed to be the next editor-in-chief of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering for a 5-year term starting from October 2016.