The School of Engineering today officially welcomes new research postgraduate students (RPg) at the PG Orientation held at the Tin Ka Ping Hall in University Center. Over 120 students and faculty members attended this joyful gathering.
Professor Irene Lo of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at HKUST has been elected as an Academician (Technical and Environmental Sciences) of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA). She is the first Hong Kong scholar inducted into the EASA.
A group of four PhD students, Reuben Chi Ming Cheung, Feng Ni, Zhen Qin, Haoran Wen, led by Prof Yi-kuen Lee, won the 3rd prize (with US$1,000) in the 5th International Contest of Applications in Nano-Micro Technology (iCAN).
HKUST research team led by Prof Yui-bun Chan from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with support from leading global aluminium producer UC RUSAL, has discovered a new aluminium composite – Fiber Reinforced Aluminium.
Prof Richard So, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, has been elected to receive the prestigious title of the Fellow of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA). IEA is the federation of ergonomics and human factors societies around the world. It was founded in 1961 and has celebrated her 50th anniversary in 2011.
HKUST has invented a mini pulsed electric field device which could reduce more than 90 percent of bacteria in the running tap water in a few seconds. The technology is a possible way to help control the spread of water-borne diseases such as Legionellosis caused by microbial contamination of water.