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AAE Students Inspire Young Aviators with "WingsUp: Teenagers Soaring into Aviation" Workshop

We are delighted to announce the resounding success of the "WingsUp: Teenagers Soaring into Aviation" workshop organized by the talented AAE student team in collaboration with Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School. This remarkable initiative has not only provided secondary school students with an exceptional experience but has also ignited their passion for the world of aviation. The workshop aimed to create an unforgettable platform for young minds to explore the wonders of aviation and inspire their dreams and aspirations. By offering an immersive flight simulator experience and imparting fundamental knowledge about the aviation industry, "WingsUp" has left a lasting impact on the participants. The curriculum covered various aspects of aviation, including aerodynamics, airmanship, radio communication, meteorology, and aviation general knowledge. Participants had the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in flight simulators, bridging the gap between theory and practice in an engaging and educational manner. Mr Norman WONG Man Nok, one of the co-organizers, expressed his pride in the success of the workshop, stating, "Through 'WingsUp: Teenagers Soaring into Aviation,' we sought to provide secondary school students with an unparalleled opportunity to explore the wonders of aviation. We wanted to ignite their dreams and aspirations while enabling them to experience the thrill of flight simulation and gain essential knowledge about the aviation industry. It is truly a remarkable achievement." The success of "WingsUp" is a testament to the vision, leadership, and unwavering commitment of the AAE student team. Their dedication and creativity have not only provided a glimpse into the aviation industry but have also shaped the future of aspiring aviators. By igniting the passion for aviation at a young age, they have inspired countless students to pursue their dreams and aspirations. We would like to extend our appreciation to the entire AAE student team and the collaboration with Kwok Tak Seng Catholic Secondary School for their exceptional efforts in organizing the "WingsUp: Teenagers Soaring into Aviation" workshop. Their remarkable achievement will undoubtedly leave a lasting legacy in the aviation industry and continue to inspire young individuals passionate about aviation. Keep up the excellent work!

23 Nov, 2023

Student Achievement

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AAE Staff and PhD Student Clinched Champion at HKIE Control, Automation & Instrumentation Division's “CA Paper Award Competition 2022/23”

In a remarkable achievement, two esteemed members of AAE, along with a promising PhD student, have been honoured with the prestigious Champion Award in the Control, Automation & Instrumentation Paper Award 2022/23 (CA Paper Award) at the Working Professional level. The CA Paper Award Competition is co-organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) - Control, Automation & Instrumentation Division (CAD) and the Institute of Measurement and Control, Hong Kong Section with the aim to promote the Control, Automation & Instrumentation technologies and to encourage young / potential engineers and technologists. The winning research paper, titled "Urban Level Energy Efficient UAV Path Planning in Windy Environments," captured the attention of experts in the industry. The paper addresses the crucial challenge of optimizing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) path planning in urban settings, particularly in the presence of strong winds. This well-deserved recognition further highlights the expertise and dedication of AAE members and underscores our commitment to cutting-edge research in the field of communication and navigation.

1 Nov, 2023

Department and Staff Achievement Faculty of Engineering

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PolyU AAE ranked no. 1 in Hong Kong and no. 24 in the world in Aerospace Engineering

We are delighted to announce that Prof. Simon Yu’s and his team received the Faculty Awards for Outstanding Achievement 2022 - Outstanding Award in Knowledge Transfer: Industry. Led by Prof. Yu, the team includes Dr CHAN Hon Lung Nelson (Senior Research Fellow, AAE); Mr CHEUNG Tsz Kong (Project Fellow, AAE); Mr HUANG Riyong (Research Associate, previously with EE and now with AAE since July 2022); Mr ZOU Bin (Research Assistant, EE); and Mr LIAO Jingxing (Research Assistant, EE). The award is a recognition to Prof. Yu and his team’s accomplishment in knowledge transfer and its potential impact. Please join us in congratulating Prof. Yu and the team!

30 Oct, 2023

Department and Staff Achievement

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Seven AAE Scholars ranked in the World’s Top 2% most-cited Scientists by Stanford University

Seven scholars from PolyU AAE have recently been listed among the world’s top 2% of the most-cited scientists. The ranking is compiled and announced annually by researchers at Stanford University, USA.  The rankings are calculated based on standardized information of citations, h-index, co-authorship-adjusted hm-index, citations to papers in different authorship positions, and a composite indicator. Congratulations to our academic staff who commit to excelling in research excellence! This attainment recognizes their contribution and influence in their own areas of specialty. Prof. Wen Chih Yung Prof. Yu Simon Dr Hsu Li Ta Dr Huang Hailong Dr Liu Wei Dr Shen Xi Dr Wen Weisong Data available at Elsevier: Published: 4 October 2023|Version 6|DOI:10.17632/btchxktzyw.6

16 Oct, 2023

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The Dean's Honours List 2022-2023

Twenty-two students in the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering with an outstanding academic performance were placed in the Dean’s Honours List in the 2022/2023 academic year.   AHAD Sugata  MAHMUD Md Sahat  ANG Jershon Ainsleigh Entote MAZHAR Muhammad Mehmood  CHENG Yuling   QIN Qijun CHENG Yung  SHIH Wei Ting  FUNG Ka Hei   SHIU Wai Ching Lucas IP Chun Man Ben   TURALY Yerlan  KANNANAIKAL Martin Dani  WONG Wing Hung LAM Tsz Ying  YEUNG Shun Kit  LAM Yat Long  YOUNAS Haad  LUA Adrian Shalom Sy  YU Haoyang  LYU Mingyang   ZHOU Jiayi

11 Oct, 2023

Student Achievement

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PolyU and Cainiao Group sign Memorandum of Understanding to explore new developments in green logistics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Cainiao Group (Cainiao) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), as well as its first collaborative research on Meta-Box, to leverage their respective strengths in scientific innovation and industry development. Through collaborative technology research and development, the partnership aims to advance green, efficient and intelligent logistics solutions. The signing ceremony took place on the PolyU campus. Witnessed by Prof. WANG Zuankai, Associate Vice President (Research and Innovation) of PolyU, Prof. WEN Chih-Yung, Head of the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering (AAE), Mr NIU Zhijing, Vice President of Cainiao Group, and Ms WANG Yi, International Affairs Director of Cainiao Public Affairs (South China), Dr XU Gangyan, Assistant Professor of AAE of PolyU and Mr Leung Kam Un, General Manager, Import-Supply Chain Management (Overseas)-Operations (Hong Kong) of Cainiao, signed the MoU. PolyU’s Associate Vice President (Research and Innovation), Prof. Wang Zuankai expressed that as a loyal partner to the business community, PolyU has been committed to promoting scientific research and innovation by integrating valuable technologies with industries to address various technical challenges. The collaboration with Cainiao exemplifies this commitment. He believes by working together, PolyU and Cainiao can tackle technological and environmental challenges in the logistics industry, and contribute to creating a greener and more efficient logistics system in Hong Kong. Cainiao’s Vice President Mr Niu Zhijing stated that since its establishment, Cainiao has been dedicated to green logistics efforts, “The future of express delivery lies not only in speed but in green solutions. A green future requires not only enthusiasm and attitude but also innovative research and solutions to achieve the unity of environmental and commercial sustainability.” Mr Niu added, “With the joint efforts of both teams, it is believed that we can combine complex logistics scenarios, achieve breakthroughs in digitisation and low-carbon circulating containers, and contribute to the construction of a sustainable and digitized logistics system for Hong Kong on a larger scale”. The relevant pioneering research led by Dr Xu Gangyan of AAE, will focus on developing an intelligent and recyclable transport carrier “Meta-Box”. This technology will enhance transportation efficiency, reduce costs and promote sustainable development by connecting various modes of transportation within a new smart logistics system known as the Cyber-Physical Internet. About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) aspires to be an innovative world-class university with a strong sense of social responsibility, driven by its motto, “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”. The University provides the best holistic education to nurture socially responsible “leaders of tomorrow” who possess a strong sense of national identity and a global perspective. It also pursues impactful innovation and interdisciplinary research to address the world’s most pressing challenges. A robust culture of knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship is a cornerstone of the University, ensuring PolyU technologies are transformed into practical real-world applications. The University’s unwavering commitment to excellence has earned it international recognition, with PolyU consistently ranking among the top 100 universities worldwide. Based on this solid foundation, the University will continue to make positive contributions in collaboration with its strategic partners for the betterment of Hong Kong, the Nation and the world. Cainiao Group Cainiao, founded in 2013, is a leading global smart logistics company that focuses on industrialisation, globalisation and digitisation of logistics operations. While continuously innovating in the business field, Cainiao also integrates Environmental, Social and Governance measures into every aspect of the logistics value chain. Through initiatives such as green orders, recycling and transportation, Cainiao has pioneered a path towards digital decarbonisation in green logistics. Hong Kong, serving as an important logistics hub for Cainiao Group, is one of the three major aviation hubs (ehub) established globally. Cainiao’s consolidated delivery services have served over 2.6 million Hong Kong citizens in the past few years, with an average of one in every three Hong Kong residents having used Cainiao’s services. In the future, Cainiao will continue its solid operations in Hong Kong, promoting end-to-end green logistics and providing the people of Hong Kong with high-quality and low-carbon logistics services.   Reposted from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University [Original post]

25 Sep, 2023


The HKIE Scholarship 2022/23

Mr Ang Jershon Ainsleigh Entote has been awarded the HKIE Scholarship 2022/23 in recognition of his exceptional achievements. We are delighted to present a video showcasing his active involvement in various HKIE activities over the past year. The video serves as a testament to Mr Ang's dedication, leadership, and passion in engineering, with highlights of his significant contributions and positive impact in the field.   Read more about Jershon's achievement and the award presentation ceremony:

14 Sep, 2023

Student Achievement

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Dr Liu Wei's Team Receives Best Paper Award at CTS 2023 for Pioneering Electric Vehicle Research

Dr Liu Wei, Associate Head and Associate Professor at AAE, and his team have been honoured with the Best Paper Award at The 14th International Workshop on Computational Transportation Science, CTS 2023. Their paper, titled "Modelling the vehicle parking, charging and vehicle-to-grid services in the era of electric vehicles," stood out among a competitive field of approximately 400 conference participants.   The research, partly supported by the Guangdong Basic and Applied Basic Research Fund (廣東省基礎與應用基礎研究項目-面上項目), addresses the pressing challenge of inadequate infrastructure development and service support systems for electric vehicles. Under the project "Modelling and managing parking, vehicle charging and vehicle-to-grid services in the era of electric vehicles (電動車出行、停車、充電以及反向輸電的綜合規劃與管理)", the team aims to comprehensively examine travel, parking, charging, and vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services for electric vehicle users.   The emerging V2G technologies allow for bi-directional electricity transmission between vehicles and the power grid, enabling electric vehicles to serve as temporary electricity storage units. By exploring these cutting-edge advancements, Dr Liu's team seeks to provide decision support for the integrated operation and management of urban transportation and power systems. The recognition of their outstanding performance with the Best Paper Award underscores the significance and impact of their research. This achievement not only reflects the dedication and expertise of Dr Liu Wei and his team but also highlights the commitment of our institution to driving innovation in the field of electric vehicles and sustainable transportation.   We extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Liu Wei and his team for this remarkable accomplishment.

13 Sep, 2023

Faculty of Engineering


PolyU LEO Navigation Team Soars to Second Runner-Up in Space Universities CubeSat Challenge

The PolyU LEO navigation team, comprising AAE’s outstanding PhD students Ms Yuxin HE, Mr Qi Zhang, Ms Jingxiaotao FANG, and Ms Xin QI, has proven their brilliance by clinching the esteemed second runner-up award at the second edition of the Space Universities CubeSat Challenge Domestic Finals, which took place on 23 August 2023 in Beijing, China. The prestigious competition was organized by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and its Space University Administrative Committee (SUAC) in collaboration with the Chinese Society of Astronautics (CSA), The captivating theme of 2023’s competition is "CubeSat, a platform for new technology verification and international cooperation". The distinguished pool of 36 competing teams covers over 25 renowned institutions, including Tsinghua University, Beihang University, Tongji University, The University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Amongst these esteemed teams, the PolyU LEO navigation team secured the second runner-up position in the Research Paper Track. Their research paper, entitled “Design of OFDM Navigation Signal for Accurate Ranging Estimation in a Power-Limited CubeSat Transmitter” focuses on the innovative signal design for LEO navigation, with a specific emphasis on accurately estimating ranging in a power-limited CubeSat transmitter. Dr Bing XU, the team’s supervisor, was duly recognized with the “Excellent Instructor Award” for his exceptional guidance. Moreover, the team was also honoured with the Outstanding Organisation Award for their superb performance in planning and managing the project. The outstanding performance of the PolyU LEO navigation team demonstrated their exceptional skills, unyielding dedication, and profound expertise in the realm of LEO navigation. Their triumph in this prestigious competition further reinforces AAE's pivotal role in the Satellite Communication and Navigation research area. The Department congratulates the PolyU LEO navigation team on their extraordinary achievement. Please join us in congratulating the team!

30 Aug, 2023

Student Achievement


PolyU receives staunch support from HKATG to advance satellite technologies for navigation and communication

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and the Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (HKATG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding last month to explore opportunities for collaboration in satellite navigation and communication, satellite remote sensing, payload development and strengthening exchanges among industry, academia and research sectors. Under this collaborative framework, and to promote the development of advanced concepts and technologies such as smart cities and urban air mobility, HKATG will provide PolyU with conventional optical remote sensing and synthetic aperture radar observation data in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area. It will also provide low-Earth orbit satellite payload space, payload testing, and low-Earth orbit satellite measurement and control services for research and education purposes. In addition, HKATG has generously donated to PolyU the naming rights of a multispectral optical remote sensing satellite, which is expected to launch in 2024. The total estimated value of this in-kind donation is HK$20 million (including data and equipment). To express its sincere gratitude for HKATG’s generous support, PolyU held an appreciation ceremony yesterday (23 August), attended by Prof. Wing-tak WONG, Deputy President and Provost; Dr Miranda LOU, Executive Vice President; Prof. Christopher CHAO, Vice President (Research and Innovation); Prof. DONG Cheng, Associate Vice President (Mainland Research Advancement); Dr Daniel YIP, Non-executive Director, HKATG; Dr Michael HU, Vice President and Technology Strategy Director, HKATG; and interdisciplinary experts from PolyU’s Department of Land Surveying and Geo-Informatics and Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering. These experts specialise in areas relating to satellite applications, control, analysis of remote sensing data, big data and artificial intelligence analysis. Dr Miranda Lou, Executive Vice President said, “As the only university in Hong Kong that has taken part in the Nation’s space missions, PolyU has extensive experience in technological research and development in aerospace technology and satellite navigation. Today’s Ceremony demonstrates the robust partnership between PolyU and HKATG, driven by our shared commitment to making a positive impact on society. HKATG’s generosity will undoubtedly empower our faculty members to further strive for excellence in education and research, nurture future aerospace-related professionals, address societal needs through research innovation, and contribute to the Nation.” Dr Daniel Yip said, “HKATG is pleased to partner with PolyU. Our collaboration will help nurture future talent for the development of new industries and the advancement of aerospace technology in Hong Kong. The Group looks forward to long-standing cooperation with PolyU. Leveraging the University’s extensive pool of research experts and training resources, we will continue to strengthen the talent supply chain and improve product design and quality. This will help power the transformation and upgrading of Hong Kong’s future industries.” To promote the development of smart cities, PolyU has been committed to remote sensing-related research for many years. High-resolution optical satellites can assist remote sensing research projects related to multispectral features including carbon neutrality research, tree health monitoring, land cover classification, marine water quality monitoring and research on urban surface characteristics. The multispectral optical satellite, expected to be launched next year, will be able to provide more frequent and higher resolution satellite data, promoting research and environment-related applications. PolyU researchers will explore using the Golden Bauhinia Constellation low-orbit satellites to enhance navigation services and carry developed navigation payloads in future low-orbit satellites.

29 Aug, 2023


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