50 Years of Mechanical Engineering Curriculum and Still Going Strong
With the appointment in 1912 of the first professor at HKU, Professor C.A. Middleton-Smith, who was a chartered mechanical engineer, Mechanical Engineering was taught amongst the earliest curricula of the University. Some of the earliest alumni include 劉仙洲 (曾任清華大學第一副校長) and 石志仁(中國科學院技術科學部委員) who started to enroll in our program in 1914 and 1918, respectively. Despite the long history of Mechanical Engineering education in the University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering was only formally established in 1960. Hence, a quick review on the major milestones in the development of the department in the last 50 years would perhaps be refreshing for alumni, friends, parents, students and teachers of this big family.
The Duncan Sloss Building.
Professor Sean Mackey, Dean of Engg and Arch (front row, fifth from left) and Mr. W. Smith, Head of Department (front row, third from right)
Professor Chow with some graduating students in late 70's
|A photo of current and former heads of the Department, taken in the spring dinner 2003. From left to right: Professors Ko, Chwang, Tan, Duggan and Chow.|
Mr. W. Smith (1961-1966 )
Professor H.C.H. Gurney (1966-1973 )
Professor E.A. Bruges (1973-1982 )
Professor C.L. Chow (1982-1990 )
Professor N.W.M. Ko (1990-1991 )
Professor A.T.Y. Chwang (1991-1999 )
Professor B.J. Duggan (2000-2002 )
Professor S.T. Tan (2002-2011 )
Professor Y Li (2011- )