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2016-03-20
ME Students win 2nd runner up at IMechE Greater China Design Competition

A team of four Mechanical Engineering students has won the Second Runner-up at The 5th IMechE Greater China Design Competition held at the South China University of Technology in Guangzhou on 20 March 2016.

BEng in Mechanical Engineering students Mr Tam Wing Yiu, Mr Ho Cheuk Hei, Mr Yung Tak Fui and Miss Wong Lok Ying led by Dr. Henry Chu and Ir Dr. Curtis Ng of The Department of Mechanical Engineering, have designed and built a “Remote Inspection Robot” that can determine the level of biological contamination at specified locations and inspect for the damage of a collapsed biological laboratory.

This year, there are total eight contesting teams representing The 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.

The panel of judges selected winners by criteria included design innovation, design methodology, potentials for commercialization, technical performance of the device prototype, as well as the presentation skills of the contestants.