In the new academic semester, we are delighted to welcome 28 newly admitted research students to the PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME).
Led by the Department Head Prof. SU Zhongqing, fresh research students attended an online orientation in the morning on 27 Aug 2021. Training our students not just professionals of its field but leaders of the global mindset and forward vision has been the agenda of the department.
Dr Tang Hui, Director of Research Committee (DRC) Chairman and Associate Head (Research), introduced the department’s 6 research areas – Advanced Materials and Processing, Aerospace Engineering, Clean Energy and Energy Storage, Robotics and Control, Sound and Vibration, Thermofluids and Combustion. They all focus on challenges faced by our society and globe in the decades to come.
Dr David Navarro-Alarcon, Research Student Liaison Officer, is taking care of coordination among all research students in the department. Dr Ma Yuan and Dr Sun Yuxiang, Seminar Coordinators, are inviting guest speakers to broaden students’ exposure to the latest research and technologies. Students were thrilled to learn about the dynamic learning activities – ME Webinar Series, Research Sharing Talks, ME Research Presentation Competition.
Finally, Ms Lily Tam, DRC Secretary and Administrative Support Group Leader, delivered a comprehensive introduction of the study programme and pattern, examination and grading, studentships and fellowships, funding and support, etc.
The students’ responses were positive and enthusiastic. We can assure them they will have a supportive, knowledge-oriented, interactive approach experience in their studies.