Eminent scholars from academia to industry gathered at the HK Tech Forum on Advanced Matter and Materials, hosted by the Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study (HKIAS) at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) from 19 to 20 September, to share their findings and explore approaches in the development of advanced materials.
This is the third in the HK Tech Forum series, which serves as a dynamic platform for discussing microelectronic packaging and the mechanical behaviour of materials.
President Way Kuo of CityU extended a warm welcome to all the participants at the opening ceremony on 19 September. “I hope all the participants of the forum will find the talks and discussions stimulating and inspiring, and have meaningful takeaways from the conference that will encourage more profound and deeper research in advanced matter and materials,” he said.
The HK Tech Forum series at CityU, initiated by President Kuo, is part of CityU’s innovative endeavours. CityU has a well-earned reputation as an innovative hub for research and professional education and to support its many innovative and strategic initiatives, President Kuo said the University has launched a 10-year comprehensive capital campaign in 2014 to raise HK$2.5 billion for strategic needs and priorities, with encouraging results so far despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Liu Chain-tsuan, University Distinguished Professor in the College of Engineering at CityU and Senior Fellow of HKIAS, and Professor Tu King-ning, Chair Professor of Materials and Electrical Engineering at CityU, are the coordinators of this third HK Tech Forum on Advanced Matter and Materials.
The first day of the forum began with a featured talk by Professor Lu Ke, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Liaoning Academy of Materials, China, on the topic “The Schwarz Crystal Structure: A Metastable Structure in Polycrystalline Metals with Extremely Fine Grains”.