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Professor James Lam appointed E-i-C of J Franklin Institute

PhD student Qi Long ZHAO wins best paper award

Prof Min Wang elected academician of World Academy of Ceramics

ENGG1205 Competition Photo Album

Professor Yiu Wing MAI (HKU-ME graduate 1969) receives Honorary Doctor of Science from HKU

PhD student WANG Chong won this year’s STAR award from the Society for Biomaterials, USA

Professor Norman Ko awarded a University Fellowship at PolyU

ME Alumnus (1941) the Hon Sir S Y Chung awarded the Prestigious James Watt International Gold Medal 2012

Two Championships on 2011-2012 Best Final Year Energy Project Competition organized by Energy Institute (Hong Kong Branch)

Dr Anderson Shum won the RGC Early Career Award

Obituary: Dr. Cheung Wai Lam

Obituary (Loss of two of our graduates/students during the tragic ferry collision near Lamma Island)

MSc student David Wong is the winner of the 2012 Meyer Poon Memorial award (postgraduate category)

Dr Lixi Huang became an associate editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America from 1 July 2012

Prof Min Wang became the founding series editor of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Prof Min Wang elected Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE), and Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Two HKU-ME students won 2012-13 Boeing-Cathay Pacific Engineering Internship

Miss Xiaoming Chen obtained Zhang Si-Ying Outstanding Youth Paper Award

Professor James Lam

Acoustics, vibration and control group participates in National Key Basic

Year-3 student Johnny Wong Chun Yin won this year's "Speak out for engineering" presentation competition

ME students won 1st Runner-up Award at IMechE Greater China Design Competition

Design project students won three awards at 3rd International Senior Project Conference (ISPC) 2012

Dr C.O. Ng promoted to full professor

"Boys, be ambitious"- ME year-1 student YEN Hwa publishes a book on his exchange-student experience in USA.

Professor James Lam appointed Editor-in-Chief of IET Control Theory and Applications

Prof James Lam elected Fellow of IEEE

Research lab of Energy and Environment launched in Shenzhen

Miss Si Yue LI won best conference presentation award

Mr Chong WANG won best conference paper award

Best paper awards for Prof Min Wang's group

Prof Min Wang appointed as Editor

Prof. Min Wang elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)

Miss SY Li won student travel award

Popular Science Lecture by Chair Professor A H W Ngan

ME Year-2 student - Scholarship

HKU-ME Alumnus (1969), Prof. Y.W. Mai of Sydney Univ., elected as an International Fellow of the UK's Royal Academy of Engineering

Prof. A.H.W. Ngan was named Kingboard Professor in Materials Engineering, in the University’s 5th Endowed Professorship Inauguration Ceremony held on April 12, 2011.

Dr. L.X. Huang has received the Faculty Best Teachers Award in April, 2011.

Prof. B.P. Chan has received the Outstanding Young Researcher Award at the University’s Award Presentation Ceremony for Excellence in Teaching and Research 2010, which was held on February 17, 2011.

Call for application (Interview in Mainland China)

Champion (local and regional competitions), Speak Out for Engineering by the IME

2010 Boeing-Cathay Pacific Engineering Internship Award

First Runner-Up and Best Artistic Design Award in the ABU Robot Contest

HK Robocon contest champion

Best Teacher Award 2008/09

DBF Competition - Design Award


Home > Introduction > Message from Department Head

Welcome to HKU Mechanical Engineering!

We trace our roots back to 1912, when the first professor of this University, Professor C.A. Middleton-Smith, a mechanical engineer, was appointed. I am very proud of what our faculty, students, technical and support staff, and alumni have accomplished in this great Department, established in 1958.

This is an exciting time for the Department, as we reflect on our part of history in the University Centenary Celebration and look ahead to the new opportunities and challenges from the rapid engineering development in China and the region.

We have attracted the best local and international students to join our undergraduate programmes. In our innovative and engaging curriculum, we attempt to integrate the latest advances in bio-nano-technology, energy and environment, sustainability and IT; we engage our young able students with their passion, creativity, curiosity and dreams. Our students have an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of mechanical engineering foundation; a broad understanding of major areas of traditional and modern mechanical engineering; and their professional skills through applied research and hands-on design projects. The long held open-door tradition allows students to talk to any professors any time. We are looking forward to the exciting new 4-Year Undergraduate Curriculum in 2012.

My academic colleagues who graduated from world renowned universities excel in their research, teaching and community service. Our faculty and research students grow our leading-edge research programs in biomechanical engineering, nano-materials, energy and environmental engineering, mechanics, thermo fluids, design and manufacturing, and dynamics, acoustics and control etc. We participate in 4 of the 19 strategic research themes of this University. We establish multi-disciplinary collaboration with our sister faculties such as medicine, science, architecture etc.; and develop collaboration with industry and government, and integrate research and teaching. Excitingly, 7 new faculty joined us in the past 3 years to strengthen our teaching and research in energy engineering, biomedical engineering etc.

Mechanical engineers develop innovative technologies and break-through solutions for people. New challenges in energy, environment, resources, rapid urbanization and rapid knowledge expansion suggest the growing needs for knowledge of mechanical engineers. We will continue to improve our curriculum, learning and research environment to attract the best and brightest young students to explore the amazing world of mechanical engineering with us.

As the new Head of Department from July 1, 2011, I welcome suggestions and comments from our alumni, local and international community. Please contact me at

Yuguo Li
Head of Department