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ME PhD student wins China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award

MIAO Jing, PhD Student of Department of Mechanical Engineering, has recently won the China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award in the recognition of her outstanding achievements in innovative science.  She is one of the only two students from the universities in Hong Kong to receive this highest scientific honor for Chinese Youth this year.

The Award Ceremony was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 20 August 2014.  Organized by the Central Committee, China Youth Federation, the National Federation and the National Work Committee, the Award was established in 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Comrade Deng Xiaoping and to complete his better wishes of technological innovation and the promotion of youth development. 

This year, the fund supports the selection of 100 university students' scientific and technological innovation projects, 50 middle school science and technology innovation contest demonstration projects, as well as to support the creation of a 13 square technological innovation lab to carry out the Youth Science and Technology Innovation education topics research. Applications were invited from over 200 colleges and universities across the country, more than 5,000 primary and secondary schools with over 200,000 students.

Jing is interested in the research area of Combustion, Emission and Heat Transfer Characteristics of Alternative Fuels. Supervised by Prof. CW Leung of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, she participated in a number of collaborative research projects. Jing is currently in the third year of her PhD research study and is making very good progress. Making use of her findings, Jing has already published two papers in top class international journals and made two presentations at international conferences. Last year, she received a seed funding of HK$100,000 to support the implementation of her awarded innovative business proposition under the Entrepreneur Stream in PolyU Micro Fund Scheme 2013.