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    Raising the level of water technology

    In a high density, highly urbanised city like Hong Kong, wastewater treatment is of the prime importance to ensure public health. In recent years local research in the area has been stepped up, resulting in advanced technology that yields diverse benefits. Professor Li Xiao-yan, Professor Kaimin Shih, Professor Zhang Tong and Dr May Chui of the Department of Civil Engineering are among the forerunners in global research in water science and technology.

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    Non-destructive method of analysing molecules in cells: Fibre laser microscopy for use in clinical applications

    A research group led by Professor Kenneth K.Y. Wong of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, in collaboration with Bielefeld University in Germany, has developed a compact fibre laser microscope that brought breakthroughs to analysing molecules in cells and clinical applications.

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    From technology to daily life: A handy thermography fever detection system for public transportations

    A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Sciences led by Dr S.C. Fu, Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently explored a low-cost thermography fever detection system which is portable and can be easily accessed and mastered by users. Multiple trials have been conducted at the HKU campus since early May. The research team hopes that this portable thermography fever detection system can be applied in public transportation, such as taxis, shuttle buses and minibuses commonly in the future.

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    Research Impact Fund 2019-20 awarded to MRI Technologies for Accessible Healthcare

    Congratulations to Professor Ed Wu, Chair Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, for being one of the 11 awardees of Research Impact Fund 2019-20. Professor Wu will led the project “Ultra-Light and Ultra-Low-Power MRI Technologies for Accessible Healthcare” for the next 60 months.

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    Professor James Lam appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    Professor James Lam, Chair Professor of Control Engineering at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering.

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    Team Hollo crowned 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion

    Team Hollo won the 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup World Champion with a mental health companion web application leveraging Azure analytics and AI services to advance youth therapy practices. This is the first team from Hong Kong to have won the World Champion since the launch of the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2003. Piyush Jha and Ajit Krishna Namakkal Raghavendran, two of the co-founders, are BEng(CompSc) final year students.

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    Engineering teams bagged prizes at The 6th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition

    The Faculty of Engineering bagged nine prizes in total with two First Prize at the 6th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association.

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    Virtual Admissions Sessions for JUPAS Applicants 2020

    In order to provide more information to the JUPAS Applicants and make them to be familiar with HKU Engineering, the Faculty had organised a session of Virtual Admissions Talk on May 28, 2020. The last virtual admissions talk for students will be held on July 16, 2020 (Thursday). Stay-tuned to the Faculty Webpage for further updates.