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University of Hong Kong

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The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering was established at the University of Hong Kong in 1961. Over the last few decades, our graduates have been serving the society in key positions and have made tremendous impact to the development of Hong Kong in its evolution from an industrial-based to knowledge-based economy. A characteristic of our Department is that we cover electrical, electronic, computer and information engineering all under one roof, which provides tremendous opportunities for cross interaction both in terms of teaching and research. The Department has a wide range of research activities, grouped under seven areas, namely (i) Computer Systems and Networking, (ii) Telecommunications, (iii) Microelectronics, Optoelectronics and VLSI, (iv) Electrical Energy Technologies & Systems, (v) Biomedical Engineering, (vi) Information Systems, and (vii) Electromagnetics and Optics. Our research activities are supported by more than 100 research grants awarded over the last three years. Apart from basic research, our staff have been actively engaged in applied research and technology transfer.
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21 May

Toy transformers and real-life whales inspire biohybrid robot

Drawing inspiration from biology and the toy shelf, researchers have developed a swimming robot with a light-controlled cellular engine that can perform highly-targeted drug delivery.
26 Feb

Improving stability and optical properties of perovskite films

Metal halide perovskites are regarded as next generation materials for light emitting devices. A recent joint-research has developed a new and efficient fabrication approach to produce all-inorganic perovskite films with better optical properties and stability, enabling the development of high colour-purity and low-cost perovskite LEDs with a high operational lifetime.
25 Feb

Sensor technology to diagnose reproductive health in real time

Researchers have developed new robotic sensor technology that has the capability to diagnose women's reproductive health problems in real-time.
17 Jan

Robotic surgery through a single entry site

The Faculty of Medicine at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) conducted the world's first multi-specialty clinical trial using the "Single Port Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgical System". More than 60 patients underwent single port robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery as part of this trial and demonstrated that multiple procedures could be performed through a single entry site.
28 Sep

Robotic millipede for drug delivery

A novel tiny, soft robot with caterpillar-like legs capable of carrying heavy loads and adaptable to adverse environments could pave way for medical technology advancement such as drugs delivery in human body.
22 Aug

World's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

A research team has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the structural application of ceramics.
21 May

Battery-in-screen paves way to ultra-thin smartphones

Scientists in Hong Kong and China have combined a semi-transparent arrangement of anodes and cathodes with a transparent electrolyte to make the first ever photoluminescent microbattery that can simultaneously act as a power supply and a full-colour display.
4 Apr

Knitting electronics with yarn batteries

Researchers have developed a rechargeable yarn battery that is waterproof and flexible. It also can be cut into pieces and still work.
28 Nov

Therapy robots a step closer to reality

Tiny remotely operated ro‎bots could be designed to diagnose and treat illness in hard-to-reach areas of the human body, research suggests.
5 Jul

Superstretchable, supercompressible supercapacitors

To make supercapacitors fit for future electrics demands like, for example, wearables and paper electronics researchers are searching for ways to endow them with mechanical flexibility.
25 Apr

Space technologies improve surgeries back on earth

Researchers in Hong Kong have developed a novel surgical robotic system that provides tactile feedback and is capable of single-incision and natural orifice robotic surgery. The system minimizes surgical trauma and is safer than currently available robotic systems.
6 Mar

Promise for higher efficiency quantum dot solar cells

Solar cells made out of lead sulfide quantum dots could eventually offer a cheaper, more flexible alternative to ones made using silicon, but they are currently much less efficient.
27 Jun

Exploring Opportunities for Printed Electronics in East Asia

There have been three billion-dollar success stories in printed and organic electronics so far - and in each Asia has been a key driving factor.
14 Nov

ASU and University of Hong Kong advance flexible electronics

ASU is already a leader in developing flexible electronics through its Flexible Display Center, created in 2004 through a cooperative agreement with the United States Army Research Laboratory.
29 Sep

Scientists lay out plans for efficient solar energy harvesting

Solar power could be harvested more efficiently and transported over long distances using tiny molecular circuits, according to research inspired by new insights into natural photosynthesis.
14 Oct

Organic Resonant Tunnelling Diodes

University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
29 Jul

Wireless sensor networks, energy harvesting and RFID in Asia

Governments in Asia have been strongly advocating RFID in all its forms - from passive RFID tags to tags with a battery or energy harvester that can be used to create Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), including mesh networks.
27 Jul

Nanosilver improves organic diodes

Organic Resonant Tunnelling Diodes ORTD may lead to improved printed memory, analog oscillators and RTD based circuits.
6 May

More on printed electronics in Hong Kong

Dr Peter Harrop of IDTechEx continues his report from Hong Kong on just a few examples of printed electronics and energy harvesting developments in this vibrant city.
1 May

Printed and thin film electronics in Hong Kong

Dr Peter Harrop, IDTechEx meets a few of the people working on printed electronics and allied matters at the historic University of Hong Kong.