Engineering & Technology

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25 Sep 2020
A two-in-one technology provides 3D images of structural defects, such as those that can develop in aircraft and power plants.
22 Sep 2020
The COVID-19 outbreak is causing widespread disruption to daily life. Hong Kong people living in cramped subdivided flats with poor hygiene conditions have been particularly hard hit. In light of this alarming situation, Lingnan University (LU) jointly launched “Project Ultra Violite” with NGOs to provide a free, efficient UV disinfection service for 1,000 subdivided flats. It is the territory’s first community-wide programme using UV disinfection technology.
16 Sep 2020
Professor Hyeon K. Park, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been selected, as the 7th Laureate of S. Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
11 Sep 2020
Face masks have become an important tool in fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic. However, improper use or disposal of masks may lead to "secondary transmission". A research team from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully produced graphene masks with an anti-bacterial efficiency of 80%, which can be enhanced to almost 100% with exposure to sunlight for around 10 minutes. Initial tests also showed very promising results in the deactivation of two species of coronaviruses. The graphene masks are easily produced at low cost, and can help to resolve the problems of sourcing raw materials and disposing of non-biodegradable masks.
08 Sep 2020
Tohoku University Professor Taiichi Otsuji has led a team of international researchers in successfully demonstrating a room-temperature coherent amplification of terahertz (THz) radiation in graphene, electrically driven by a dry cell battery.
07 Sep 2020
Scientists are learning about species adaptation by comparing their stem cell-related genes.
01 Sep 2020
It seems that nothing is impossible in this era of smart technology. Even scientific experiments can be conducted via smartphone, thanks to Professor Yeung Yau-yuen, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Science and Environmental Studies of The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), and his team’s ‘Remote Laboratory’.
31 Aug 2020
A research team from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has developed a new Gene Expression Embedding frameworK (GEEK), which uses artificial intelligence technologies in machine learning and natural language processing to study the regulation of gene expression. In contrast to previous works that focused on one or a few regulatory mechanisms at a time, this new framework can study the joint effects of many mechanisms simultaneously. A research article describing this new study has been published in the renowned international science journal Nature Machine Intelligence. The framework may help study the causes of cancers and treatment methods.
27 Aug 2020
A team at Tohoku University have perfected a new heat treatment technique with rapid heating and asymmetrical cooling processes in metallic glass. This technique enabled the team to induce a gradient of local glassy structure, bringing an apparent work hardening behavior.
20 Aug 2020
Researchers from Tohoku University’s Graduate School of Engineering have discovered a novel iron-based superelastic alloy capable of withstanding extreme temperatures—both high and low.
18 Aug 2020
Nanoprodrugs have immense potential for cancer treatment, more so than conventional drug delivery systems. Researchers have, for the first time, developed a comprehensive study on the dynamics of the SN-38 nanoprodrug.
17 Aug 2020
The human brain efficiently executes highly sophisticated tasks, such as image and speech recognition, with an exceptionally lower energy budget than today's computers can. The development of energy-efficient and tunable artificial neurons capable of emulating brain-inspired processes has, therefore, been a major research goal for decades.
Methods used to recover MHV in this study
12 Aug 2020
A group of researchers have demonstrated that, from seven methods commonly used to test for viruses in untreated wastewater, an adsorption-extraction technique can most efficiently detect SARS-CoV-2. This gives us another tool to detect the presence and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic
12 Aug 2020
Forty-five of the world’s most influential leaders and innovators participated in EmTech Asia. They discussed how emerging technologies will influence industries related to artificial intelligence, robotics, sustainability, healthcare, immersive media, and more.
10 Aug 2020
The Faculty of Education and Human Development at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) launched its new Bioanalytical Laboratory for Educational Sciences (BLESS) with paid services in July 2020. This is the first bioanalytical lab to focus on education research in Hong Kong.
05 Aug 2020
Research at Kanazawa University as reported in Scientific Reports demonstrates atomic force microscopy imaging that gets around the challenges of exciting very small cantilevers at their high megahertz resonance frequencies. The approach accomadates wide frequency bandwiths, and is applicable for photosensitive materials in a wide range of liquids.
04 Aug 2020
A research team from The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and the University of Warwick has reached a crucial milestone towards developing single-pixel terahertz radiation (T-ray) imaging technology. Their single-pixel T-ray camera reached 100 times faster acquisition than the previous state-of-the-art without adding any significant costs to the entire system or sacrificing the sub-picosecond temporal resolution needed for the most sought-after applications, potentially opening the opportunity for them to be used in non-invasive security and medical screening. The breakthrough has been published in the journal Nature Communications.
04 Aug 2020
The ever-increasing growth in data traffic requires more powerful transmission networks. To respond to such demand, a group of researchers led by Prof. Xiankai Sun and Prof. Hon Ki Tsang in the Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has recently revealed a way to use light to convey large rates of data in advanced optical chips. Their findings and demonstrations shed new light on increasing the data capacity with low insertion loss and crosstalk. These research results have been recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications.
31 Jul 2020
An artificial intelligence approach extracts how an aluminum alloy’s contents and manufacturing process are related to specific mechanical properties.
30 Jul 2020
Researchers have solved a major problem for optical wireless communications - the process by which light carries information between cell phones and other devices. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) pulse their light in a coded message that recipient devices can understand.
30 Jul 2020
The electron is an elementary particle, a building block on which other systems evolve. With specific properties such as spin, or angular momentum, that can be manipulated to carry information, electrons are primed to advance modern information technology. An international collaboration of researchers has now developed a way to extend and stabilize the lifetime of the electron's spin to more effectively carry information.
City University of Hong Kong, CityU, CityUResearch
29 Jul 2020
Intermetallic alloys potentially have high strength in a high-temperature environment. But they generally suffer poor ductility at ambient and low temperatures, hence limiting their applications in aerospace and other engineering fields. Yet, a research team led by scientists of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently discovered the disordered nanoscale layers at grain boundaries in the ordered intermetallic alloys. The nanolayers can not only resolve the irreconcilable conflict between strength and ductility effectively, but also maintain the alloy’s strength with excellent thermal stability at high temperatures. Designing similar nanolayers may open a pathway for the design of new structural materials with optimal alloy properties.
27 Jul 2020
Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and Science Centre Singapore
24 Jul 2020
While scientists still don’t fully understand the diverse nature of RNA molecules, it is believed that the proteins binding to them, called RNA-binding proteins, are associated with many disease formation. A research led by biomedical scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has developed a novel detection method, called CARPID, to identify binding proteins of specific RNAs in the living cells. It is expected the innovation can be applied in various cell research, from identifying biomarkers of cancer diagnosis to detecting potential drug targets for treating viral diseases.
16 Jul 2020
IBM teams up with UN SDSN Youth Philippines to deliver a highly trained artificial intelligence chatbot on COVID-19.
16 Jul 2020
Filipino youth organization, UN SDSN Youth – Philippines, is paving the way for accessible information on the current pandemic.
15 Jul 2020
The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) received numerous international recognitions and honours for its research excellence at different invention exhibitions worldwide in 2019. In appreciation of the concerted efforts of its scholars across different disciplines, the University organised the “EdUHK Award Winning Innovations Salon” in January 2020 to showcase and promote its endeavours in knowledge transfer.
Professor Eva Man (right), Director of the Academy of Film, and Professor Michael Bray, Director of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting for Global Screen programme.
14 Jul 2020
The Academy of Film (AF) at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will offer its Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in Acting for Global Screen programme starting in the 2020/21 academic year. The course seeks to be the most competitive undergraduate programme in acting performance available, with cross-cultural and global enrichments that fully meet the needs of stage acting, acting with the aid of media technology, acting for the screen and social media in film industries.
13 Jul 2020
A unique artificial intelligence approach is sifting through samples to find undiscovered fundamental particles that might clarify unexplainable physical phenomena.
13 Jul 2020
Acute kidney injuries can sometimes trigger the deterioration of small blood vessels and capillaries, leading to chronic kidney disease. But, this process is not completely understood. Now, for the first time, researchers from Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, in collaboration with teams from the University of Pittsburgh and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA, have successfully used ultrasound super-resolution (USR) imaging to observe this process in live mice, revealing the promise of USR as a powerful diagnostic and research tool, and enhancing understanding of the disease.

Events

19 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020
Theme of “Energising Sustainability” through green technologies to empower climate action today explores the integrated modes between green economy solutions and its applications to the aim of achieving sustainable development goals for various global industries.
09 Nov 2020 to 11 Nov 2020
The conference is expected to attract many senior healthcare & medical professionals, health tech leaders, nursing experts, innovators, for a high profile gathering of refreshing, new thought leadership, collaborative discussion, new health tech breakthroughs and sharing of successful medical innovation & clinical case studies.
25 Jul 2020 to 08 Aug 2020
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual event celebrating the role that science, engineering, technology and mathematics plays in shaping our lives and sculpting our future.
05 Aug 2020
In collaboration with EmTech Asia, SGInnovate is holding a forum for clinicians and scientists residing in Singapore who are looking to commercialise their research in the fields of Human Health, Urban Sustainability and Supply Chain & Logistics.
25 Mar 2021 to 27 Mar 2021
Transforming Teaching and Learning
25 Mar 2021 to 27 Mar 2021
Innovation • Transformation • Growth
16 Jun 2020 to 17 Jun 2020
Merging Tech and Marketing in an Increasingly Online World
08 Sep 2020 to 09 Sep 2020
Connecting Industry with Academia.
24 Sep 2020 to 26 Sep 2020
Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE) is the biggest invention show in Asia, It will take place in Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2020
09 Mar 2020
Find the right UM startup partner for your next business during UM Startup Co-Founder Search Day 9th March 2020.
22 Jul 2020 to 26 Jul 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting international travel, this year's event will be a unique blend of online and live gatherings — BIO Asia–Taiwan 2020 Online + Live, to be held July 22-26 in Taipei, Taiwan.
03 Jun 2020 to 04 Jun 2020
An important message from the organisers - due to the escalating situation globally, Innovfest Unbound will no longer be taking place on 3-4 June 2020.
20 Nov 2020 to 21 Nov 2020
ITEX 2020, originally scheduled for 8-10 June 2020 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia will now be held on 20-21 November 2020 at the same venue.
03 Jun 2020
New dates and agenda announced.. Distance participation only. Check out latest news at conference website.
23 Mar 2021 to 25 Mar 2021
ENLIT ASIA POSTPONED TO MARCH 2021
14 Oct 2020 to 15 Oct 2020
Asia Pacific is the fastest growing global region for the identity market. Identity Week Asia is a world-class virtual event , to help create a more secure world, through the implementation of trusted identity solutions.
09 Dec 2019 to 10 Dec 2019
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is a flagship programme of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network; the official platform for young researchers in the region.
14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020
Organised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) brings together distinguished scientists, post-graduates and academics for four days of learning and mentoring from 14 to 17 January 2020.
26 Nov 2019 to 27 Nov 2019
Conference will focus on the issues and challenges of sustainable waste management, from the planning to implementation phases.
11 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019
Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together as SFF x SWITCH. Together, it will form a comprehensive showcase of innovative technologies across 5 key sectors to prime business transformation.
04 Aug 2020 to 06 Aug 2020
Join the First EmTech Asia Virtual Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), jointly with Ulsan Metropolitan City, held the "Graphene Symposium in Ulsan" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
13 Jan 2020 to 14 Jan 2020
Duxes is pleased to announce the launch of the Smart Wearable Device Asia Pacific Summit 2020 (SWAP), that will take place in Shenzhen, China. January 13-14. This upcoming event aims to meet the latest demands of companies in the smart wearable device market, shedding light on current hot topics, industry concerns and the latest innovations.
23 Sep 2019 to 24 Sep 2019
The conference will provide an interactive platform for governments, municipalities, urban planners, developers, urban futurists, solution providers and innovators to converge and make positive impact in shaping resilient and sustainable cities.
30 Nov 2020 to 02 Dec 2020
ASIAWATER 2020 has been rescheduled to 30 November - 2 December 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Revised Dates to Create More Inclusivity and Better Business for this Global Event .
09 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
This 3-day event will showcase green technology solutions represented by 350 exhibitors from 35 countries.
10 Oct 2019 to 12 Oct 2019
The promotion period has been extended to 30 August 2019.
03 Sep 2019 to 05 Sep 2019
For more than a quarter of a century, POWERGEN Asia has served as Asia's premier forum for the power generation industry. Attracting over 8,500 attendees from more than 60 countries, POWERGEN Asia covers all forms of power generation, from conventional to renewable energy and other low-carbon options. This leading forum is where the power industry can meet, share and discuss solutions for Asia's energy future.
05 Dec 2019 to 06 Dec 2019
The summit will bring together 150 data scientists, analysts, engineers, AI researchers and business executives from a wide range of industries to learn, network and experience the full potential of Big Data and AI.

Researchers

Numada oversees the Disaster Management Training Center (DMTC) at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS).
Professor in Department of Civil Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science. Studies soil mechanics, cave-ins and sinkholes.
Director and Professor of the International Center for Urban Safety Engineering (ICUS) at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo (UTokyo-IIS)
Associate Professor at Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) researching disaster sciences.
Associate Professor, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Director of Tohoku University's Tough Cyberphysical AI Research Center and expert in rescue robotics.
Director of the International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) at Tohoku University since April 2014, and also is a professor of Tsunami Engineering
Michael Angelo Promentilla
Michael Angelo B. Promentilla is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and the head of the Waste and Resource Management Unit of the Center for Engineering and Sustainable Development Research (CESDR) at De La Salle University (DLSU).
Tetsuo Endoh is a professor and the director of Center for Innovative Integrated Electronic Systems (CIES), Tohoku University, Japan.
We investigate the brain through visual functions to apply the knowledge to human engineering and image engineering.
A professor in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST).
Associate Professor of Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Institute for Advanced Study, Kyoto University.
Li Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering (MAE) and an associate faculty member in Chow Yuk Ho Technology Centre for Innovative Medicine (TIM) and T Stone Robotics Institute (CURI) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). He is also the co-director of CAS SIAT-CUHK Joint Laboratory of Robotics and Intelligent Systems.
Dr. Zhifeng Huang is a professor at Hong Kong Baptist University, and associate director of nanomaterials at HKBU's Golden Meditech Centre for NeuroRegeneration Sciences. He co-founded Mat-A-Cell Ltd.
Materials scientist studying structure and microstructure of metal and alloys by transmission electron microscopy. Specialize in light metals and quasicrystals.
A robotics scientist focused on innovating robotic devices for interventions requiring magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guidance, e.g. stereotactic neurosurgery and cardiac catheterization.
Professor in Electrical Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Jiguang Wang is an Assistant Professor in Division of Life Science (LIFS) and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).
Current: Deputy and Administrative Director & Principal Investigator of International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (WPI-MANA) . Professor at the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba
Professor Tetsuya Kodama is a biomedical engineer at the Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering for Cancer, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University.
Dr. Omachi is Associate Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University
Kyoung- Jin Choi
Prof. Kyoung- Jin Choi leads the Energy Conversion Materials Lab at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). He is also the editor of Electronic Materials Letters.
Ilkwon Oh
Prof. Oh is the director of the Creative Research Initiative Center for Functionally Antagonistic Nano-Engineering, and the director of the Active Materials and Dynamic Systems Lab at KAIST.