The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong, with approximate thirty thousand students, offers a wide range of taught and research programmes. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$5 billion per year.
 
The University is implementing its Strategic Plan under the theme of "Achieving Excellence in an Era of Challenge" with the vision to be a leading university that excels in professional education, applied research and partnership for the betterment of Hong Kong, the nation and the world. It engages in a broad portfolio of research and scholarly activities in a focused manner. The University has a close and productive partnership with industries and commerce in Hong Kong and collaboration with numerous universities internationally.
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2019
27 May

Highly Flexible High-energy Textile Lithium Battery

Researchers have developed a highly flexible, high-energy textile lithium battery that offers more stable, durable and safe energy supply for wearable electronics with a myriad of applications, such as in healthcare monitoring, intelligent textiles, smartphones, Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking and Internet of Things.
2017
14 Jul

Sprayable sensing network technology

The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time information on the health status of the structure under monitoring.
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.
24 Apr

Novel semiconductor nanofiber with superb charge conductivity

The Department of Mechanical Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has developed a novel technology of embedding highly conductive nanostructure into semi-conductor nanofiber.
2016
21 Apr

Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with highest power conversion

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells with the world's highest power conversion efficiency of 25.5% .
2015
24 Dec

Energy storage devices created by printing with Manganese Dioxide ink

MnO2 has always been regarded as an ideal material for the electrodes of energy storage devices.
5 Nov

Semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes

A researcher has developed the first-ever made semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene as electrode
21 Oct

Body integrated supercapacitor for next generation of electric vehicle

Energy storage has long been the most critical challenge for electric vehicles or hybrid electric vehicles. There is a new trend of using supercapacitors to complement or even replace batteries as energy storage devices to improve the vehicles' performance.
14 Sep

Semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes

Developing transparent or semitransparent solar cells with high efficiency and low cost to replace the existing opaque and expensive silicon-based solar panels has become increasingly important due to the increasing demands of the building integrated photovoltaics systems.
2014
29 Jan

Electrical current sensors harvest wasted electromagnetic energy

The chip can be placed on any sensing point of interest such as electrical cables, conductors, junctions, bus bars, etc. to detect electrical currents.
2013
17 Apr

Soft Fabric Strain and Pressure, Sensors and Applications

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
17 Apr

Soft Fabric Strain and Pressure, Sensors and Applications

Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
2011
7 Oct

PolyU wins industry's support to promote solar energy on the road

With strong support from the industry, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has garnered momentum to further promote the use of its award-winning Solar-powered Air-conditioning System for installation on different types of vehicles, which now include mini-bus, taxi, public light bus and truck.
18 Aug

Warmed-up organic memory transistor has larger memory capacity

Scientists show that non-volatile memory made from a sandwich of silver nanoparticle-laced plastic retains its on/off state over a wider voltage range when operating at toasty temperatures.
2010
1 Sep

Researchers break new ground in nanotechnology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has shown that sandwiching a simple layer of silver nanoparticles can significantly improve the performance of organic transistors which are commonly used in consumer electronics.
2009
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.
29 Apr

Printed harvesting in Hong Kong

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