The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is honoured to have received a generous donation from Lee Wan Keung Charity Foundation for supporting the full nurture of research and innovation among the undergraduates. On 29 December 2021, a student sharing session of the Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scheme (URIS), under the College of Undergraduate Researchers and Innovators (CURI) was hosted by the Graduate School (GS), since CURI’s grouping moved under GS from 1 December.
The sharing session was rich in content, by inviting students and chief supervisors from four selected funded research projects of URIS, to showcase their research ideations and how to tackle real-world challenges; accompanied by an engaging discussion panel to exchange views with the Central Management Team of PolyU, Head of CURI and Residential College Master of CURI. It was encouraging to receive a genuine and supporting comment from the donor representative, Ms Rosanna Lee.
A vote of thanks was expressed by Associate Dean of GS, and thank you gifts were presented by student representatives to Ms Lee towards the end of the programme with a group photo. We are also pleased to have the presence of the Central Management Team and their opening remarks and greetings.
URIS was launched in summer 2021, as the basis of professional university education through enquiry-based learning. Supported by the University Grants Committee (UGC) and the strategic plan of PolyU from 2019 to 2045, we embedded the objective of enhancing the involvement of undergraduates in research activities under the supervision of academic staff and expanding the research element in the curriculum. Thereby, the scheme ignites the academic curiosity of students to become the next generation of intellectuals, for a greater impact on knowledge application beyond boundaries.
We express our gratitude to our donor for participating in this meaningful scheme and the project presentation. Together we excel, as PolyU.
Study of Fire Impact on Glass Panels of Modern Buildings
Chief supervisor: Dr JIANG Liming (BEEE)
Individual researcher: Doremi LAM (BEEE)
“This URIS project aims to study the fire impact on glass panels of modern buildings. Using high-fidelity fire simulation and laboratory tests, the internal fire impact before breakage and the external impact after breakage are studied. Trial designs of glass system will be developed and examined for fire-safe modern buildings.”
Development of Carbon Emission Quota (CEQ) Theft Detection Platform: Towards Carbon Neutrality Future
Chief supervisor: Dr BU Siqi (EE)
Individual researcher: ZHU Zixuan (EE)
“To achieve carbon neutrality target in a timely manner, it is rather critical to strictly implement their allocated carbon emission quota (CEQ) for individual enterprise. This project aims to develop an innovative CEQ prediction and theft detection platform, and design effective penalty mechanism to prevent the malicious carbon emission behaviors.”
Developments of a Collaborative UAV Simulation Platform for Smart City Applications
Chief supervisor: Dr HSU Li-ta (AAE)
Group researchers: AHAD Sugata (AAE), SHIU Wai Ching (AAE), HUANG Xinyue (AAE), SU Meiling (AAE), SAJID Zahin (EE)
“Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will be key technologies to support smart cities application including search and rescue, and traffic monitoring, etc. This project develops a simulator platform that integrates real hardware-based flight controller with 3D city models to mimic the actual flight operation in the city of Hong Kong.”
Impacts on off-axis Astigmatism on Short-term Refractive and Ocular Biometric Changes
Chief supervisor: Dr LEUNG Tsz Wing (SO)
Group researchers: TAI Cheuk Yiu (SO), LIU Wai Cheung (SO)
“Myopia is a prevalent refractive error that leads to multiple sight-threatening eye diseases. While numerous ophthalmic optical designs employed off-axis defocus to control myopia, the underlying mechanism is still unclear. Here we hypothesize that off-axis stigmatism helps decode defocus information and investigate its effect on refractive and ocular biometric changes.”
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