Prof K S Chiang, Dr Jin Wei (Senior Research Assistant), Dr Wu Yunfei (PhD graduate) and Mr Huang Quandong (PhD student), have won the Best Paper Award at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP) 2017. The winning paper is titled “Six-mode multiplexer with cascaded vertical asymmetric waveguide directional couplers”.
ACP is currently the largest conference in Asia-Pacific region on optical communications, photonics, optical sensing and relevant optoelectronic technologies. There were about 300 oral contributed papers submitted to the conference and the named paper is one of the only two papers being selected to receive such award.
CityU fared well in Highly Cited Researchers List for 2017 announced by Clarivate Analytics, formerly the Intellectual Property and Science business of Thomson Reuters. Seven faculty members from CityU are on the list. Prof Ron Chen is on the list for the fifth year – in Engineering and Mathematics for 2017. He has been put on the Highly Cited Researchers List of respective fields for different years:
Engineering – 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2001
Mathematics – 2017, 2016, 2015
Physics – 2014
Highly Cited Researchers from Clarivate Analytics is an annual list recognizing leading researchers in the sciences and social sciences from around the world. The List of 2017 contains about 3,400 Highly Cited Researchers in 21 fields of the sciences and social sciences. These researchers’ highly cited papers which are indexed in the Web of Science rank in the top 1% by citations in their respective fields over the 11-year period from 2005-2015.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Founded in 1949, the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society is an international and highly recognized organization active in over 40 countries.
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.
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 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.
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 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.[Read More]