Staff Achievements 2017

Best Poster Award at MNE 2017

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26 Oct 2017

The research team at Centre for Biosystems, Neuroscience, and Nanotechnology (CBNN), comprising Dr Ziyu Liu (Postdoctoral Fellow), Dr Weiguan Zhang (Postdoctoral Fellow) and Prof Stella Pang (Centre Director), has won the Best Poster Award at the 43rd International Conference on Micro and Nanoengineering (MNE) 2017 for the paper “Migration of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Cells through Porous Membrane”.

MNE is a major annual conference in micro and nano-engineering and manufacturing. It brings together engineers and scientists from across the world to discuss recent progress and future trends in research, fabrication, and applications of micro and nano devices. There were four Best Poster Awards and the posters were evaluated per topic. The winning team has won the Best Poster Award for the topic “Micro – and Nanotechnology/ Engineering for the Life Sciences and Biology”.


Outstanding Paper Award at 2017 Cross Strait Quad-Regional Radio Wireless Conference (CSQRWC)

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4 Aug 2017

The paper “Sidelobe Suppressed Wideband Array Antenna for 60 GHz Applications”, co-authored by Prof C H Chan (Chair Professor), Dr Ng Kung Bo (Senior Engineer at State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves) and Miss Zhu Qian (PhD student), has been conferred the Outstanding Paper Award at 2017 Cross Strait Quad-Regional Radio Wireless Conference (2017兩岸四地無線電技術研討會 – 優秀論文獎) which was held on 21 -24 July 2017 in Chenzhou, Hunan, China.

CSQRWC held annually aims to strengthen the communication of cross-strait in the field of radio technology and promote cross-strait common development and cooperation in the field of wireless communications.


CityU Outstanding Research Award 2017

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1 Aug 2017

Prof K M Luk has been conferred the CityU Outstanding Research Award 2017 in recognition of his exceptionally outstanding research achievements. The award will be formally presented to him at the University Congregation in November 2017.

 



Highly Acclaimed Faculty Members by IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

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25 JUL 2017

Prof K W Leung, Prof K M Luk, Prof Quan Xue and Dr Steve Wong were presented awards and certificates for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the field of antennas and propagation in the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation held during 9 – 14 July 2017 in San Diego, USA.

  • Prof K W Leung – Certificate of recognition and appreciation of valued services and contributions as the Editor-in-Chief in IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation (TAP) from August 2013 to July 2016. TAP is the prestigious and leading international journal in the field of antennas and wave propagation. Prof Leung was the first Chinese Editor-in-Chief and also the first appointed from Asia since the journal was found in 1952.

  • Prof K M Luk – 2017 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award, the highest award in the antenna field globally, for his contributions to the invention of L-shaped Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna and the Magneto-electric Dipole Antenna for Wireless Communications.

  • Prof Quan Xue – H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award 2017 for the paper titled “High Gain and Low Cost Differentially Fed Circularly Polarized Planar Aperture Antenna for Broadband Millimeter-Wave Applications”.

  • Dr Steve Wong – Certificate of recognition and appreciation for exceptional performance from June 2016 to May 2017 as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation (AWP) Letters. AWP Letters is devoted to the rapid electronic publication of short manuscripts in the technical areas of antennas and wireless propagation.

Founded in 1949, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society is an international and highly recognized organization active in over 40 countries.


Winning H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award 2017

20 Jul 2017

A paper, co-authored by Prof Xue Quan (Chair Professor of EE), Dr Liao Shaowei (Engineer at State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Wave) and Mr Bisharat, Diaaaldin J M (PhD student), has been selected for H.A. Wheeler Applications Prize Paper Award 2017 by IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S). The award is presented to the authors of the best applications paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. The winning paper, titled “High Gain and Low Cost Differentially Fed Circularly Polarized Planar Aperture Antenna for Broadband Millimeter-Wave Applications”, has been published in IEEE TAP, vol. 64, no. 1, 33-42, 2016.


Best Paper Award at Les Journées Nationales Microondes (JNM) 2017

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13 Jun 2017

Dr Steve Wong, Assistant Professor of EE, has received the Best Paper Award at Les Journées Nationales Microondes - JNM2017 (National Microwaves Conference 2017) which was held on 16 - 19 May in Saint-Malo, France. The winning paper, co-authored with his collaborators from XLIM, University of Limoges, is titled “The Optical Activation of Phase Change Materials and Demonstration of an Optically-controlled Agile Antenna at Millimeter Waves”.

JNM is a national conference involving 28 major laboratories from France. This year, there were 515 participants and 395 papers presented. Two Best Paper Awards were given by European Microwave Association and Dr Wong is one of the award recipients.


Prof K M Luk has won 2017 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award

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22 Apr 2017

Prof K M Luk, Chair Professor of EE, has been selected to receive the 2017 IEEE AP-S John Kraus Antenna Award for his invention of “L-shaped Probe Fed Microstrip Antenna and the Magnetoelectric Dipole Antenna for Wireless Communications”. This award shows Prof Luk’s distinguished career in antenna theory and design technologies.

IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (IEEE AP-S) is recognized as the leading Society in antenna field in the world. Established by John D. Kraus, an American physicist known for his contributions to electromagnetics, radio astronomy and antenna theory, this award aims to honor an individual or team that has made a significant advance in antenna technology.

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Winning First and Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2016 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology)

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28 FEB 2017

Prof K W Leung and Prof Ron Chen have won the First and Second Class Award in the Natural Science category at the 2016 Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology) from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China.

  • Prof K W Leung – First Class Award for the project “Theory and Application of Dielectric Resonator Antenna”, a collaborative research project with a scholar from South China University of Technology.

  • Prof Ron Chen – Second Class Award for the project “Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-agent Systems”, a collaborative research project with three scholars from Southeast University, Nanjing, China.

The Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Science and Technology), which were set up by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, are presented annually to recognize outstanding achievements in fundamental and applied research of natural science conducted by scientists.


Prof Ron Chen has won the 2016 State Natural Science Award – Second-class Award

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10 JAN 2017

Prof Ron Chen has won the Second-class Award under the 2016 State Natural Science Award (SNSA) for the project titled “Complex network synchronization, control and identification theories and methodologies” (複雜動態網絡的同步、控制與識別理論與方法), which is a joint research with four scholars from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southeast University in China and Wuhan University.  One of the scholars, Prof YU Wenwu (Southeast University in China) is our PhD graduate in 2010 and was supervised by Prof Ron Chen during his studies with EE.

This is the third time that Prof Chen has won the SNSA – the most prestigious award in the field of natural science, bestowed by the State Council of the People’s Republic of China in recognition of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the scientific and technological progress.  Prof Chen received the same award in 2008 and 2012.

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