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2014-08-11
ME organizes a Dinner Talk on Advanced Composites for Industry

In response to the increasing needs in up-to-date knowledge and the applications of advanced composites materials, The Department of Mechanical Engineering organized a Dinner Talk on PolyU campus on 11 August 2014.

Themed “Lightweight Advanced Composites for Engineering Industry”, the Dinner Talk aimed at providing up-to-date knowledge on the properties, manufacturing processes and the long-term structural health condition and applications of advanced composites to the industry. 

“In the last decade, the use of advanced composites, specifically carbon fibre / glass fibre reinforced polymers, for primary and secondary engineering structural applications have increased due to its unique characteristics in high stiffness to weight ratio, non-corrosion properties, possibility of joint-less designs and self-structural heath monitor-ability that make structures versatile and safe. Traditionally, advanced composites can only be found in high-price products such as military flying vehicles and racing cars.” said by Professor Alan Lau of Department of Mechanical Engineering, speaker of the Talk. “Thus, many engineers today do not have in-depth understanding on the properties and characteristics of advanced composites though the diverse use of advanced composites in industry has become prevalent.”

Followed by the opening address delivered by Ir Daniel Cheng, MH and JP, Deputy Chairman of The Federation of Hong Kong Industries and Managing Director of Dunwell Enviro-Tech (Holdings) Limited, Mr. Xie Wen, Executive Director of China Singyes Solar Technologies Holdings Limited gave a welcoming remark on the evening. 

Supported by Singyes Engineering (HK) Company Limited, The Department of Mechanical Engineering held a Dinner Talk at Staff Club of PolyU.  More than 100 senior executives and engineers of the industry and representatives of engineering-related associations attended the Talk.