Aug 2017     Issue 5
MAE Students Won the Championship at the 6th Greater China Design Competition 2017

Eight students (Yip Kwan Yi (3rd right), Yip Ka Chun (5th right), Yip Chi Yiu (5th left), Chiu Sin Hang (2nd left), Ho Wing Hang (4th left), Leung Chun Hei (3rd left), Chow Ka Chung (4th right) and Yue Felix Yun Fei) from the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK designed a prototype for energy conversion, and won the championship at the 6th Greater China Design Competition.

Hosted by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Hong Kong Branch, the competition was held in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, on 25 and 26 March, 2017. The theme was to design, build, and perform test runs for an energy conversion system to utilize the gravitational potential energy stored in two liters of water to lift as much simulated ore as possible out of the simulated mine and deposit it into a receiving bin.

The CUHK team, led by Dr. Li Yiyang (2nd right), Prof. Xu Dongyan (1st right) and the assessor Leung Yun Yee (1st left),  was one of the eight contesting teams representing eight universities from Hong Kong, Macau and China. With its innovative design ideas, and excellent demonstration, the CUHK team won the championship.

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