PolyU researchers and students scooped top prizes at the recently held Hong Kong Engineers Week 2023 organised by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE).


In the new HKIE Grand Award, a project on high strength S690 steel led by Prof. K. F. Chung, Director of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Steel Construction (Hong Kong Branch), received a Grand Prize for Innovative Application.


The award-winning project, “Innovative construction technology and application of high strength S690 steel in construction”, enables a modern construction technology using high strength S690 steel to achieve significant savings in construction materials, manpower demand, and the carbon footprint. Typical applications include long span roof structures and footbridges, large scale noise closures, piles supporting heavily loaded structures and buildings, and supporting members in road bridges.


a team of PolyU Master’s students won the Gold Prize in the Engineers Week


Meanwhile, a team of PolyU master’s students won the Gold Prize in the Engineers Week “Innovation Competition” for their project “The Moss” – an Internet of Things system that supports a future city that is highly integrated with green energy, sustainability, and intelligent transportation. The system displays the personal physical condition and life data to individual users and collects and processes the overall information of the city.


Advised by Dr Huang Hailong, Assistant Professor of the Department of Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering, the team includes leader Mr Cheng Li (Aeronautical and Aviation Engineering); Mr Zeng Haoxu (Civil and Environment Engineering); Ms Yu Lingyan (Engineering Business Management); Ms Wang Fuqiu (Building Environment and Energy Engineering); and Ms Cheng Jie (Electrical Engineering). Mr Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government, presented the award to the team.