Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Hong Kong

About Inno Wing Two
The Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two (Innovation Wing Two) was established with a donation of HK$20 million from Mr and Mrs Tam Wing Fan, for setting up the infrastructure and facilities and inaugurating the operation of the facility, and a HK$10 million funding under the Government Research Matching Grant Scheme to match with the donation amount, for conducting research activities and initiatives.  The Innovation Wing Two is connected with the Innovation Wing One via a covered walkway.  The Innovation Wing Two aims to serve as an enabling platform for Engineering researchers to interact and collaborate synergistically with researchers and professionals across various disciplines to tackle grand challenges and deliver research outputs with significant impact to Hong Kong and global communities, and at the same time to share the Faculty’s latest research achievements/findings/outputs with the large HKU and Hong Kong communities in widely accessible forms for example exhibitions and talks on research topics.  The Innovation Wing One and Two and the Innovation Academy together form an integrated hub for innovation, exploration, outreach and collaboration that is nonpareil and will push forward the Faculty’s two fronts of both education and research on innovation in an enlarged arena.
Research talks / activities

Tech Talk

Causes and Effects in the Microscopic World
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Kaimin Shih, Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: December 8, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

Causes and Effects in the Microscopic World
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Kaimin Shih, Professor of Water and Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: December 8, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Research Highlight
(new exhibition)

High-voltage Aqueous Mg-ion Battery Facilitated by Water-in-salt Electrolyte
Principal Investigator: Professor Dennis Y.C. Leung, Professor and Head of Department (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

Tech Talk

A Simple Way of Doing Machine Learning, without Learning
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Dr Ngai Wong, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: November 24, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

To See a World in a Grain of Sand: A Geotechnical Researcher’s Perspective
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Jun Yang,Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: November 17, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Young Scholar TechTalk

Cyber-Physical Spare Parts Intralogistics System for Aviation MRO
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Ms Qiqi Chen, PhD Candidate, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU
Date: November 15 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

Causes and Effects in the Microscopic World
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Giulio Chiribella, Professor, Department of Computer Science, HKU
Date: November 10, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

Managing Urban Rainwater with Nature-based Solutions
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Dr. May Chui, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: November 3, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

Wearable Assistive Robots for Aging Society
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Ning Xi, Chair Professor of Robotics and Automation and Director of Advanced Technologies Institute, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU
Date: October 27, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

TechTalk Panel Discussion on Recruitment of HK Payload Specialists
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speakers:
Professor Nicholas Fang, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Professor Anderson Shum, Associate Vice-President (Research and Innovation), and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Professor Ning Xi, Chair Professor of Robotics and Automation and Director of Advanced Technologies Institute, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU
Professor Xiaobo Yin, Associate Vice-President (Research Infrastructure) and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: October 21, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

Autonomous Excavation: Manipulation and Perception of Granular Materials
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Dr. Jia Pan, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: October 20, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Research Highlight
(new exhibition)

High-speed Laser-scanning Biological Microscopy using FACED
Principal Investigator: Professor Kevin Tsia, Professor (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering) and Program Director of Biomedical Engineering Program
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

 

Tech Talk

Micro-robots powered by stimuli-responsive materials
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: : Professor Alfonso H.W. Ngan, Kingboard Professor in Materials Engineering, Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: October 13, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Young Scholar TechTalk

Subgraph federated learning with missing neighbor generation
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Miss Zhang Ke, PhD candidate, Department of Computer Science, HKU
Date: October 11 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

Cyber-Physical Internet (CPI) for Cross-Border Logistics of Manufactured Products
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor George Q. Huang, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, HKU
Date: October 6, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk

Innovation of Originality for Solving Sand Shortage Crisis around the World including Hong Kong
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Zhong-qi Quentin YUE, Geotechnical Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: September 15, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Second Research Exhibition

DIGITIZATION

Thirteen cutting-edge engineering research projects led by Professors in the Faculty of Engineering are exhibited in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two and Metaverse.
Four of them will be displayed in Metaverse.

Time: 9:30am – 7pm on weekdays, and 9:30am – 1pm on Saturdays
Venue: Innovation Wing Two / Metaverse

Tech Talk

Seeing the unseen in biomedicine with laser
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Kevin Tsia, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 
and Program Director of the Biomedical Engineering Program, HKU
Date: 30th August 2022 (Tuesday) 
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

The infini love diamond with a massive future in science
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: : Dr. Zhiqin Chu, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Joint Appointment with School of Biomedical Sciences), HKU
Date: August 25, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants 

Tech Talk - Research student series

Anti-Covid-19 Stainless Steel
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Dr. Litao Liu, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 16th August 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk - Research student series

dPRO: A Generic Performance Diagnosis and Optimization Toolkit for Expediting Distributed DNN Training
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Mr Hanpeng Hu, PhD Candidate, Department of Computer Science , HKU
Date: 9th August 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

Membranes for Water and Beyond
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: : Professor CY Tang, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: 28th July 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 3:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk - Research student series

Digital Twin-Enabled Synchronization System for Smart Precast Construction
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Mr Yishuo Jiang, PhD candidate, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU
Date: 26th July 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk - Research student
series

Sensing and Data Processing for Human Balancing Evaluation
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: : Miss Yuqing, PhD candidate, Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, HKU
Date: 5th July 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Research Highlight
(new exhibition)

Biofilm Inhibition in Oral Pathogens by Nanodiamonds​
Principal Investigator: Dr. Zhiqin Chu, Assistant Professor (Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Joint Appointment with School of Biomedical Sciences)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

 

Tech Talk - Research student series

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Short-range exposure during close contact and the environmental interaction
Speaker: Miss Wenzhao Chen, PhD Candidate of the Department of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: 28th June 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Light or Fiber Touch
Speaker: Professor Liqiu Wang, Chair Professor of Thermal-Fluid Sciences and Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 16th June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

HINCare: Using Heterogenous Information Networks for Elderly Care Recommendation
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Reynold Cheng, Professor of the Department of Computer Science, HKU
Date: 9th June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Mode: Mixed

Tech Talk - Research student series

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Cold-formed Stainless Steel Structures under Concentrated Bearing Loads
Speaker: Mr. Andy Prabowo Pho, PhD Candidate of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: 7th June 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Tech Talk

Smarter, smaller and softer robots for medical image-guided minimally invasive surgery
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 2nd June 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Mode: Mixed

Tech Talk

Wastewater-based Epidemiology: A lesson from COVID-19
All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Speaker: Professor Tong Zhang, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: 26th May 2022 (Thursday) (Postponed until further notice)
Time: 4:30pm
Mode: Mixed

Tech Talk - Research student series

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Engineering of quantum nanodiamonds
Speaker: Mr. Tongtong Zhang, PhD Candidate of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, HKU
Date: 24th May 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Research Highlight
(new exhibition)

Soft Robotic Manipulator for Intra-operative MRI-guided Transoral Laser Microsurgery
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ka-Wai Kwok (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Prototype will be displayed from 23rd May 2022.

Tech Talk in Inno Wing Two

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Plastic Response of Cells: from Embryo Development to Disease Detection
Speaker: Dr. Yuen Lin, Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 5th May 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two
Mode: Mixed mode with limited on-site participants

Research exhibition (new project)

Anti-COVID-19 stainless steel
Principal Investigator: Professor Mingxin HUANG (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

Tech Talk

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Re-understanding of Active Volcanoes
Speaker: Professor Z.Q. Yue Quentin, Department of Civil Engineering, HKU
Date: 27th January 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:30pm
Mode: Online via ZOOM

Tech Talk

All members of the HKU community and the general public are welcome to join!
Unravelling the transmission of vertical outbreaks:
Each drainage stack is an aerosol factory
Speaker: Professor Yuguo Li, Chair Professor of Building Environment, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
Date: 20th January 2022 (Thursday)

Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two

Inaugural Research Exhibition

Engineering for Better Living

Twelve cutting-edge engineering research projects led by Professors in the Faculty of Engineering are exhibited in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two.
These projects address both local and global situations and are categorized into topics of InnoHK, COVID-19, Emerging Technology, and Gerontology respectively.

Time: 9:30am – 7pm on weekdays, and 9:30am – 1pm on Saturdays
Venue: Innovation Wing Two

Inaugural Tech Talk

Digitization

Date: 28th December 2021 (Thursday)
Time: 3:40pm
Venue: Innovation Wing Two
Presenter: Professor Norman C. Tien & Professor Anderson H.C. Shum
Moderator: Professor David J. Srolovitz

Opening ceremony

Date: 28th December 2021 (Thursday)

A hub of interdisciplinary research to catalyze the discovery of innovative and impactful engineering technologies – Opening of Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two