Dr POON Chi Kin, Lawrence
Head of Innovative Technology & CEO Advisor of Applied R&D
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI)
Doctor of Philosophy, 2004
Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, 1998
BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 1998
Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering
PolyU Graduate School Outstanding Research Postgraduate Alumni Award
Dr WONG Yin Wai, Ian
Vice President - Business Development Department
Raymond Industrial Limited
Doctor of Philosophy, 2018
BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 2009
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Professional Achievement of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering
As a leader of innovative technology and advisor of CEO on the applied R&D in ASTRI, Dr Poon took lead of the overall planning and development of ASTRI’s new initiatives in Smart City, Smart Mobility and PropTech R&D. Before joining ASTRI in Feb 2023, Dr Poon had served HKPC and APAS R&D Centre for 17+yrs and managed to growth the R&D team from 9 staff to 140+ scientists and researchers over the past 10 years, and took lead of the overall planning and development of HKPC‘s two new divisions - Smart City Division and APAS to steer the applied research activities and commercialization of R&D results in Hong Kong and GBA markets with focus on A.I, Robotics, Smart mobility, EV, Autonomous driving, GeronTech and Metaverse.
Dr Poon is the winner of many international award over the years in the areas of A.IoT, Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving etc. He is the owner of 10+ patents covering wide range of smart city applications.
Ian joined Raymond Industrial Ltd (RIL) as a product engineer in 2009 and pursued a MPhil degree at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, PolyU with funding from ITF and RIL. He switched to a PhD programme in his second year while also helping the company develop new technologies in his spare time.
In 2013, Dr Wong led the development of a new capsule beverage machine project, expanding the company's product category and opening new market opportunities in the US. He later formed and led a successful project management team, securing a key project from an international brand and maintaining the steady development of the company business. As a result of his contributions, he was promoted to Senior Project Manager and then to Vice President, becoming the youngest member of senior management in the company's history at the age of 30. During his 7-year tenure, he reformed the business department structure and expanded the customer portfolio to mitigate the impacts of the global economic downturn. Currently, he is assisting the management of both the engineering/R&D department and daily counter measures against the COVID pandemic.
Ir Prof. YUEN Pak Leung
Immediate Past President
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1979
Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement and Community Service Achievement of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Outstanding Alumni Award in Professional Achievement and Community Service Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Engineering
Miss LUI Ka Wing, Winky
Electrical and Mechanical Engineer
Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, HKSAR Government
MSc in Mechanical Engineering, 2019
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Community Service Achievement of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dr WANG Lei, Bruce
Founder and CEO
BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, 2010
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Outstanding Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement of PolyU Faculty of Engineering
Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award in Entrepreneurial Achievement
Dr Wang Lei started his undergraduate study in Mechanical Engineering with full-scholarship in 2006 and obtained his BEng with First Class Honors in 2010 from PolyU. Dr Wang has always been interested in renewable energy technologies. His interest and passion were strongly cultivated in the dynamic study environment in PolyU and drove him to continue his further study. He then completed his PhD research in new energy storage technologies in 2014 in HKU.
Dr Wang founded EcoFlow in 2017 and has been serving as the company’s CEO. Under his leadership, EcoFlow has developed into a national high-tech enterprise and is recognized as a unicorn company backed up by Sequoia and Hong Kong Foundation X with a valuation of over one billion USD in 2021. Dr Wang has obtained a total of 111 authorized patents and published 8 research papers in the field of batteries and energy storage. Since the foundation of EcoFlow, Dr Wang has led the team to carry out research and development with the mission to reinvent the way the average people and families access energy, and has been committed to building EcoFlow into a leading renewable energy solution provider across the globe.
EcoFlow is dedicated to the development of portable power and clean energy products, launching two product lines – RIVER and DELTA, to meet the power needs of various scenarios, including home backup, outdoor recreation, and professional work. In 2021, EcoFlow released the world’s first portable home battery – the EcoFlow DELTA Pro, which was named in TIME’s list of 100 Best Inventions of the year. Till now, EcoFlow has delivered clean energy solutions to over one million users in more than 100 markets. Today, through the constant commitment into developing innovative renewable energy ecosystem, EcoFlow has become an important participant in the world’s mission of carbon neutrality, endeavoring to foster a carbon-neutral lifestyle for every individual and household to participate in daily life.
Ir Dr TSUI Shung Yiu, SBS
Director of Marine (1998-2006), HKSAR
Ordinary Diploma in Marine Engineering, 1967
Dr YAU Wing Kwong, JP
Environmental Association Limited
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1979
Mr NAVEED Yasir Ahmed
Wilson Acoustics Limited
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, 2013
Mr WONG Man Hon Joe
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Takon Product Development Limited
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Product Analysis with Design, 2010
Mr Joe Wong is interested in exploring design, arts and culture. He believes that the design of a product, its aesthetics and its presentation in the environment are inseparable.
After graduated from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Product analysis and design, Joe had worked in different design industries including graphic, product and interior design. With experience in different design categories and his strong interest in arts and culture, Joe started actively exploring the association among them. In 2011, Joe and his partner co-founded TAKON Product Development Ltd and developed the own brand POSTalk, with a mission to develop innovative products that integrate arts and culture into design.
Joe joined the “Design Incubation Programme” by HKDC and “Youth Business Hong Kong” by HKFYG. As a brand designer, cultural artist and paper artist, Joe also collaborated with renowned French winery, hotel and watch brand for cross-over projects. His works has been exhibited in Hong Kong, China and Taiwan. With his innovative design and confidence in himself, Joe and his brand, POSTalk, were received several awards, including:
- 2015 Hong Kong Emerging Brand (Hong Kong Brand Development Council)
- HSBC Youth Business Award 2015 – Silver Award
- Hong Kong Smart Gifts Design Awards 2014 – Gold, & 2 Merit awards
- The 6th Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition – Open Group Champion
Dr LAU Kam-chiu
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer
Automated Precision, Inc.
Awardee of OPAA 2017
Technician Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1973
Ir Vincent TSE Kam-chuen
Parsons Brinckerhoff Asia Ltd.
Awardee of OPAA 2005
Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1975
Prof. John LEE Hak-shan
Department of Mechanical Engineering, McGill University, Canada
Awardee of OPAA 2003
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1957
Ir Dr Otto POON Lok-to, BBS, OBE
ATAL Engineering Group
Awardee of OPAA 1999
Higher Certificate in Electrical Engineering, 1962
Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering, 1964
University Fellow, 2007
Dr Samuel WONG, MBE, OBE (1937-1997)
Awardee of OPAA 1997
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, 1961