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2017-03-23
ME Celebrates its 80th Anniversary

As one of founding departments of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) since 1937, to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of its establishment, the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) has organized The ME 80th Anniversary Alumni Reunion Dinner cum The Outstanding ME Alumni Award Presentation Ceremony on 23 March 2017 at BP International.

The Dinner brought together more than 650 guests, including government officials, industrial partners, alumni, current and past ME Advisory Committee members / Heads / colleagues and the Outstanding ME Alumni Award recipients.  The Department has the honour to have presence of 26 senior alumni who have graduated in the 1950’s.

The Opening Ceremony were officiated by our honorary guests:

  • Ir CHAN Fan JP
    Director, The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR
  • Ir Dr Hon LO Wai Kwok SBS MH JP
    Legislative Council Member (Functional Constituency - Engineering)
  • Hon YICK Chi Ming JP
    Legislative Council Member (Functional Constituency - Transport)
  • Prof. Timothy TONG
    President, PolyU
  • Prof. Philip CHAN
    Deputy President and Provost, PolyU
  • Prof. HC MAN
    Dean of Engineering, PolyU
  • Ir Conrad WONG BBS JP
    Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Advisory Committee, PolyU
  • Ir Edmund LEUNG SBS OBE JP
    Former Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Advisory Committee, PolyU
  • Ir Dr TSO Che Wah
    Former Chairman, Mechanical Engineering Departmental Advisory Committee, PolyU
  • Prof. CK LAW
    Overseas Academic Advisor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU
  • Mr Mike POMFRET
    Former Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU
  • Prof. Ronald SO
    Former Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU
  • Dr YS HO
    Former Acting Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU
  • Prof. SQ SHI
    Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU
  • Dr WK YAU JP
    President, Mechanical and Marine Engineering Alumni Association

During the dinner, Prof. Philip CHAN, Deputy President and Provost of PolyU presented the "Outstanding ME Alumni Award" to eight alumni in recognition of their distinguished professional accomplishments and significant contributions to their community and alma mater.  The award recipients, in alphabetical order of last name, are:

PolyU Outstanding ME Alumni Awardees (Category of alumni of age over 40):

 
Ir Dr CHEUNG Him Wah Angus
Chief Executive Officer 
China Aircraft Services Limited

Associateship of Mechanical Engineering (1981) 
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1980)

 
Ir Prof. LAU Kin Tak Alan 
Pro-Vice-Chancellor 
Swinburne University of Technology

Doctor of Philosophy (2001)


Prof. LI Bing
 
Dean 
School of Electrical Engineering and Automation 
Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen Graduate School)

Doctor of Philosophy (2001)


Mr SZE Wai Pan Banting
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer 
Freetech Group

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1989)


Ir Dr TSUI Shung Yiu, SBS
 
Director of Marine (1998-2006), HKSAR

Ordinary Diploma in Marine Engineering (1967)


Dr YAU Wing Kwong, JP
 
CEO, Environmental Association Ltd. 
Director, Charter Asia Technology Ltd.

Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1979)

 

PolyU Outstanding ME Alumni (Young Achiever) Awardees (Category of alumni of age equal or below 40):


Mr NAVEED Yasir Ahmed
Assistant Consultant and Marketing Executive 
Wilson Acoustics Limited

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering (2013)


Mr WONG Man Hon Joe
 
Co-Founder and Creative Director 
Takon Product Development Ltd.

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Product Analysis with Design (2010)

 

On this joyous occasion, Prof. SQ Shi, Head of ME also paid tribute to 13 donors for their staunch support for the ME 80th Anniversary Dinner. They include:

Gold Sponsor:

  • King's Flair International (Holdings) Limited

Silver Sponsor:

  • Man Yue Surveyors & Consultants Co., Ltd.

Bronze Sponsor:

ATAL Engineering Group
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
The Hong Kong and China Gas Co., Ltd.
The Hongkong Electric Company Limited
REC Engineering Company Limited
RJW Technology Company Limited 
WSP - Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • ATAL Engineering Group
  • CLP Power Hong Kong Limited
  • The Hong Kong and China Gas Co., Ltd.
  • The Hongkong Electric Company Limited
  • REC Engineering Company Limited
  • RJW Technology Company Limited 
  • WSP - Parsons Brinckerhoff

Dinner Table Sponsor:

  • Dophen Engineering Co., Ltd
  • Fukutomi Compamy Ltd.
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers (Hong Kong Branch)
  • Wings Trading (HK) Company Limited

The Department has also set up a Mini-Exhibition to display the Department’s achievements over 80 years.

The event provided an occasion for all participants to celebrate the Anniversary of the Department as well as to share their happy memories at PolyU. It also provided a platform for the Department to strengthen the linkage with its stakeholders.

Photos can be viewed here.