Date: 21st October 2022 (Friday)
Professor Nicholas Fang, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, HKU
- The tech talk “TechTalk panel discussion on recruitment of HK Payload Specialists” will be organized in the Tam Wing Fan Innovation Wing Two (G/F, Run Run Shaw Building, HKU) on 21st October 2022 (Friday), 4:30 pm.
- Seats are limited. Zoom broadcast is available if the seating quota is full.
- Registrants on the waiting list will be notified of the arrangement after the registration deadline (with seating/free-standing/other arrangement)
- Please read the Campus Access and HKU Vaccine Pass (https://covid19.hku.hk/announcements/all/2022/04/13776/)
Professor Nicholas X. Fang
Professor Nicholas X. Fang received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Nanjing University, China; and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. He was on the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at M.I.T. from 2011 to 2022, and as assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2004 to 2010. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong.
Professor Fang teaches and conducts research in the area of micro/nanotechnology. Professor Fang’s research programs have focused on the scalable manufacturing processes for wave functional materials. While the main efforts focus on new insights of design for advanced manufacturing of wave functional material and devices, his group also actively pursue the applications in the areas of energy conversion, communication, and biomedical imaging. His research also leads to over 16 patent applications on nano- and micro-fabrication, additive manufacturing, and imaging technologies with successful technology transfer to industry (e.g. Osram, BASF, Nissan) and startups.
Professor Anderson Shum
Professor Anderson Ho Cheung Shum received his B.S.E. degree, summa cum laude, in Chemical engineering from Princeton University, S.M. and Ph.D. in applied Physics from Harvard University. He is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the University of Hong Kong.
His research interests include emulsions, microfluidics, emulsion-templated materials and soft matter. He is an editor-in-chief of an open-access journal “SOFT” and on the editorial board of several journals; he is also a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals including Advanced Materials, Angewandte Chemie, Journal of the American Chemical Society and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He received the Early Career Award from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong in 2012, the Graduate Student Silver Award from the Materials Research Society in Spring 2010, Robert L. Wallace Prize Fellowship from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2006-2007, as well as Notable mention in Art of Competition, Award for Overall Excellence in Chemical Engineering, Proctor & Gamble (P&G) Award for Outstanding Design Project, and Ticona Award for Outstanding Student Thesis from Princeton University in 2005.
Professor Ning Xi
Professor Ning Xi received D.Sc. degree in Systems Science and Mathematics from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA in December 1993. Before joining the University of Hong Kong, he was a University Distinguished Professor, the John D. Ryder Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of Robotics and Automation
Laboratory at Michigan State University in United States. His research interests include robotics, manufacturing automation, micro/nano manufacturing, nano sensors and devices, and intelligent control and systems.
Professor Xiaobo Yin
Professor Xiaobo Yin received his BS and MS in Physics from Nanjing University in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and his PhD from Stanford University in 2008. From 2013 to 2021, he was an Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics, then Associate Professor with tenure, and the Bruce S. Anderson Faculty Fellow of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Stanford Photonics Research Center at Stanford University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California Berkeley, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Professor Yin has published more than 100 journal articles with more than 19,000 citations. He is one of the World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE). He was a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science (MRS), and the Moore Inventor Fellow (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation).