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2014-10-25
The 4th East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop

The 4th East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop, hosted by the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), was held from 24-25 Oct 2014 on campus.

In view of the increasing demand in both manpower and technological know-how in the area of mechanical and aerospace engineering, this workshop served as a platform for academics to discuss about the recent advance on mechanical and aerospace engineering research and to promote inter-institutional collaborations among Hokkaido University, Korea University, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and PolyU.

The main theme this year is Aerospace Engineering, with two sub-categories –Thermal-fluids science and Solid mechanics, dynamics & control for the aerospace applications.  

Prof. Alex Wai, Vice President (Research Development), PolyU delivered the welcoming address in the opening ceremony of the Workshop on 24 Oct morning. “It is a great honour to host the Workshop and to meet so many distinguished guests from the leading universities in East Asia and all over the world today. Through this opportunity, we wish to engage with all of you in an open and constructive discussion about the recent advance on mechanical and aerospace engineering research.”  

“This Workshop provided an ideal platform not only for academics from the four universities to exchange ideas and views, but also for research students to mingle together and to exchange their learning and research experiences”, said Prof. Li Cheng,  Workshop Chairman and Chair Professor of The Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU.

The East Asia Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Workshop is an important event in the areas of mechanical and aerospace engineering in East Asia. Previous workshops were held in Korea, Taiwan and Japan respectively. The main participating universities all have long reputation in the mechanical and aerospace engineering in East Asia as well as worldwide.