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2012-05-03
IMechE Greater China Region Design Competition 2012

A group of five ME students (Mr Wong Kar Fet, Mr Lau Ka Hei, Mr Cheung Banker, Miss Wong Wing Lan and Miss Chi Yuk Fung) has been awarded a Certificate of Merit at the IMechE Greater China Design Competition 2012 which was held on 24 and 25 March 2012 at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou.

The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) North East Asia Region organized the Greater China Design Competition 2012 with a theme of design, build, and test an automatic system capable of accurately sorting common recyclable materials, namely, aluminum, plastics and glass into distinct waste collectors.

Seven contesting teams representing Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, IVE, University of Macau and South China University of Technology have gathering at Guangzhou to present their own design Automatic Material Sorter to the panel of judges.

Based on considerations on design methodology, manufacturability, presentation skills, potential for commercialization, device weight, sorting time and accuracy, the PolyU team led by Ir KK Lo, Engineer of Department of Mechanical Engineering has awarded a Certificate of Merit.