Events

31-08-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: What is Impact?

03-08-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Study and Work Abroad (Japan): From Geoscience to Cultural Science

21-07-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Science to Engineering, to New Scientific Discoveries

30-06-2017
Sharing Knowledge Exchange Opportunities

05-05-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Art of Teaching

27-04-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Importance of Multidisciplinary Research

13-04-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Biology to Neurology to Robotics Innovations

28-03-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century

02-03-2017
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Career and Life – Facing a Rapidly Changing Future

24-02-2017
Entrepreneurship Series: PhD Alumni Sharing Session – Journey to a Start-Up

16-02-2017
Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch

10-02-2017
Where Innovative Ideas Come From?

23-01-2017
Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

13-01-2017
William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

29-12-2016
Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities

29-12-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

12-12-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A Hua

02-12-2016
Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

25-11-2016
Start-Up Idea Brainstorming

18-11-2016
Smart Researchers @ HKU Libraries
Using EndNote to Organize and Cite the Information You Need

11-11-2016
Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

04-11-2016
ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students

28-10-2016
Introduction to Start-UP and the ERSEC

21-10-2016
Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks (Cancelled)

19-10-2016
William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

14-10-2016
Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students

08-10-2016
Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

20-09-2016
A Distinguished Visiting Professor Sharing Session by Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

14-09-2016
Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

09-09-2016
Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

02-09-2016
Welcome Reception

25-08-2016
Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

27-05-2016
Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

06-05-2016
Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

27-04-2016
When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship

Upcoming Events

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: What is Impact?

Speaker: Professor Arun Majumdar
Jay Precourt Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Director of the Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
Date: August 31, 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30am-11:30am
Venue: Engineering DreamLab, Research Student Centre, G/F Haking Wong Building
Organiser: Research Student Centre
Summary: In this dialogue, I will explore with the students the question that people ask in all walks of life: What is impact? Using some historical examples, I will offer some thoughts on a possible approach to qualitatively address this question.
About the Speaker: Prof. Majumdar is the Jay Precourt Professor at Stanford University, co-director of the Precourt Institute for Energy and a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His current research areas include thermal energy conversion, heat transport in nanostructured materials and a new effort to re-engineer the electricity grid. In 2009, Prof. Majumdar was nominated by US President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate to become the Founding Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy. Between 2011 and 2012, he also served as the Acting Under Secretary of Energy of the US Department of Energy. Before joining Stanford, Prof. Majumdar was the Vice President for Energy at Google, where he created several energy technology initiatives, especially at the intersection of data, computing and electricity grid. Prior to joining the Department of Energy, Prof. Majumdar was the Almy & Agnes Maynard Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science & Engineering at University of California–Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for energy and environment at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Prof. Majumdar is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering.
Prof. Majumdar received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1985 and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989.
Registration: Click here to proceed online registration.

Past Events

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Study and Work Abroad (Japan): From Geoscience to Cultural Science

Speaker: Professor Aiming Lin
Department of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Date: August 3, 2017 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Science to Engineering, to New Scientific Discoveries

Speaker: Professor L. Jay Guo
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan
Date: July 21, 2017 (Friday)

Sharing Knowledge Exchange Opportunities

Speaker: Professor Francis Lau
Associate Dean of Engineering, HKU
Professor of Computer Science, HKU
Date: June 30, 2017 (Friday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Art of Teaching

Speaker: Professor Ben Young
Associate Dean of Graduate School, HKU
Deputy Head and Professor of Civil Engineering, HKU
Master of Graduate House, HKU
Date: May 5, 2017 (Friday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Importance of Multidisciplinary Research

Speaker: Professor Gilles Brassard
Canada Research Chair in Quantum Computing
Université de Montréal
Date: April 27, 2017 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Biology to Neurology to Robotics Innovations

Speaker: Professor Gordon Cheng
Professor and Chair, Institute for Cognitive Systems
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Date: April 13, 2017 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century

Speaker: Professor Eric Mazur
Area Dean of Applied Physics
Balkanski Professor of Physics and of Applied Physics
Date: March 28, 2017 (Tuesday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Career and Life – Facing a Rapidly Changing Future

Speaker: Professor Chih-Ming Ho
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace, University of California, Los Angeles
Date: March 02, 2017 (Thursday)

Entrepreneurship Series: PhD Alumni Sharing Session – Journey to a Start-Up

Speaker: Dr. Miles Wen
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Accosys
PhD alumni in Electrical Engineering, Department of EEE, HKU
Date: February 24, 2017 (Friday)

Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch

Speaker: Ms Joe Jervier
Global Head of Talent, Entrepreneur Frist,UK
Date: February 16, 2017 (Thursday)

Where Innovative Ideas Come From?

Speaker: Professor Paul Cheung
Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: February 10, 2017 (Friday)

Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

Facilitator: Dr. Anderson Shum, HKU, HK
Panelists (in the order of surname): Dr. Mathias Ahlhelm, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS Dresden, Germany
Dr. Ji Tae Kim, HKU, HK
Mr. Martin Kunath, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme IKTS Dresden, Germany
Dr. Chris Roberts, HKU, HK
Mr. Stefan Schwurack, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Dr. Axel Spickenheuer, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Dr. Julian Thiele, Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e.V., Germany
Date: Janurary 23, 2017 (Monday)

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

Speaker: Dr. Alban Sauret
CNRS Laboratory, France
Date: Janurary 13, 2017 (Friday)

Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Speaker: Professor George Tham, Associate Dean of Engineering, HKU
Professor Paul Cheung, Professor in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: December 29, 2016 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

Speaker: Professor S Y Kung
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University
Date: December 29, 2016 (Thursday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A. Hua

Speaker: Professor Kien A Hua
Department of Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Date: December 12, 2016 (Monday)

Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Speaker: Dr James Lei, Program Director, Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science, ASTRI
Dr Vincent Lau, Director, Intelligent Cognitive Systems, ASTRI
Date: December 2, 2016 (Friday)

Start-Up Idea Brainstorming
by Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)

Speaker: Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)
Date: November 25, 2016 (Friday)

Smart Researchers @ HKU Libraries
Using EndNote to Organize and Cite the Information You Need

Speaker: Ms Nancy Chan
Science and Engineering Faculties Librarian, HKU Libraries
Date: November 18, 2016 (Friday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

Speaker: Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge
Hung Hing Ying Distinguished Visiting Professor in Science and Technology, HKU
Department of Robotics, Tohoku University
Date: November 11, 2016 (Friday)

ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students

Speaker: Mr John Lam
Senior IT Manager
Information Security Team, Information Technology Services, HKU
Date: November 4, 2016 (Friday)

Introduction to Startup and the ERSEC

Speaker: Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)
Date: October 28, 2016 (Friday)

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

Speaker: Professor Fu-yun Zhao
Professor of School of Power and Mechanical Engineering
Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Date: October 19, 2016 (Wednesday)

Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students

Speaker: Ms Nancy Chan
Science and Engineering Faculties Librarian, HKU Libraries
Date: October 14, 2016 (Friday)

Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

Host: Professor Paul Cheung (EEE)
Date: October 8, 2016 (Saturday)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

Speaker: Professor Tadigadapa
Professor of Electrical Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
Date: September 20, 2016 (Tuesday)

Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

Speaker: Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)
Date: September 14, 2016 (Wednesday)

Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

Speaker: Dr Christopher Lee (PhD Alumni of EEE)
Recipient of Croucher Fellowship for Postdoctoral Research 2016
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Department of EEE, HKU
BEng (1st Class Honour) in Electrical Engineering, HKU
Date: September 9, 2016 (Friday)

Welcome Reception for New RPG Students

Speaker: Professor George Tham
Associate Dean of Engineering (Quality Assurance and Special Projects)
Date: September 2, 2016 (Friday)

Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

Speaker: Dr. Victor Li
Founder, Victor Li & Associates Ltd
Alumni, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: August 25, 2016 (Thursday)

Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Speaker: Professor Paul Cheung
Director, Technology Transfer Office
Professor, Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Date: May 27, 2016 (Friday)

Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

Speaker: Professor Norman C. Tien, Dean of Engineering
Professor David W.L. Cheung, Assocate Dean of Engineering
Dr Barbara P. Chan, Associate Professor of Department of Mechanical Engineering
Date: May 6, 2016 (Friday)

When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship

Speaker: Mr Kenneth Chau, Founder and CEO of iMusicTech Ltd.
Mr Aronld Wu, CIO of Single Person Transport Design Ltd.
Ir Dr Jackson Tang, Co-founder of Petostar Technology Ltd.
Date: April 27, 2016 (Wendesday)

Photo Gallery

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Study and Work Abroad (Japan): From Geoscience to Cultural Science by Professor Aiming Lin

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Science to Engineering, to New Scientific Discoveries by Professor L. Jay Guo

Sharing Knowledge Exchange Opportunities by Professor Francis Lau

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Art of Teaching by Professor Ben Young

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: The Importance of Multidisciplinary Research by Professor Gilles Brassard

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: From Biology to Neurology to Robotics Innovations by Professor Gordon Cheng

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Educating the Innovators of the 21st Century by Professor Eric Mazur

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Career and Life – Facing a Rapidly Changing Future by Professor Chih-Ming Ho

Entrepreneurship Series: PhD Alumni Sharing Session – Journey to a Start-Up by Dr Miles Wen

Entrepreneurship Series: How to Build Your Own Deep Tech Company from Scratch by Ms Joe Jervier

Where Innovative Ideas Come From? by Professor Paul Cheung

Interdisciplinary Research Series: Roundtable Discussion on 3D Printing

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Complex Interfaces in Fluid Dynamics by Dr Alban Sauret

Sharing Entrepreneurship Opportunities by Professor George Tham and Professor Paul Cheung

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor S Y Kung

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Kien A Hua

Visit to Cloud Computing, Security and Data Science Team in ASTRI at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks

Start-Up Idea Brainstorming by Engineering Research Student Entrepreneurship Club (ERSEC)

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Robotics and Its Research Paradigm by Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge

ITS Orientation: Security Talk for Engineering RPG Students by Mr John Lam

Introduction to Startup and the ERSEC

William Mong Visiting Research Fellowship Seminar Series: Applying CFD in Built Environment: Inverse Prediction, Dynamic Phenomena, Urban Ventilation and HPC by Professor Fu-yun Zhao

Library Orientation for Engineering RPG Students by Ms Nancy Chan

Robot Making Day @ Engineering DreamLab

Distinguished Scholar Sharing Series: Professor Srinivas Tadigadapa

Senior Students Sharing Session for Year One Research Students

Alumni Sharing Session for Engineering Research Students by Dr Christopher Lee

Welcome Reception for New RPG Students

Experience Sharing on Running a Small Consulting Firm

Where Innovative Ideas Come From? - The Importance of Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Embarking on a New Journey to Research Excellence: Academic · Professional · Personal

When Technology Meets Entrepreneurship


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