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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering)

Address: ERB, CUHK, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong
URL: http://www3.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/

Founded in 1963, we are a university that is as firmly rooted in Chinese culture as it is positioned in modern civilized society. After close to half a century of growth and development, we have become a comprehensive research university, a regional leader with a global reputation.

Since the inception, we have committed ourselves not only to advancing academic research but also upholding the humanistic culture. A university's role is not only to impart knowledge, but also to groom the moral character of our society's future torchbearers. This, we believe, is the essence of a university and the raison d'être of the Chinese University.


Position: Research Associate
E-Mail: zjucc1600 [AT] gmail.com

Chao CHEN, Kevin, received his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Automation Engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Jan. 2012. He is currently a Research Associate at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include energy harvesting, magnetorheological damping and smart materials applications. Dr. Chen had developed world’s first “Self-powered, self-sensing magnetorheological dampers” at CUHK. He received the highest scientific honor for Chinese youth - China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award (presented by China's national leaders in Beijing , the only one postgraduate awardee in Hong Kong & Macao regions). He also won the Champion of the first Professor Charles K. Kao Student Creativity Awards in 2011. In addition, he received the 2nd Prize at the 12th National Challenge Cup of China, as well as Best Poster Award of CU Energy Day 2012. His research work and achievements have been widely reported by about 20 mass media (newspapers & TV) in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He had been invited to give presentations at Cho Yiu Conference Hall, CUHK for two times. Dr. Chen’s work also resulted in three patent applications in China, U.S.A. and PCT, together with dozens of papers in journals and conferences. He has participated in several key projects, including China’s Manned Spaceflight Project, Hong Kong RGC Project, as well as State Key Development Program of Basic Research of China (973). Dr. Chen is a Member of ASME and IEEE, as well as a peer reviewer for International Conference on Electronic & Mechanical Engineering and Information Technology.

Relevant Publications
Chao CHEN, Wei-Hsin LIAO, (2012) A self-sensing magnetorheological damper with power generation. In: Smart Materials and Structures, 21, 025014.

Li Yin CHAU, Chao CHEN, Wei-Hsin LIAO, (2012) A knee-mounted biomechanical energy harvester. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies, In press.

Chao CHEN, Wei-Hsin LIAO, (2010) A self-powered, self-sensing magnetorheological damper. In: Proceedings of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, 5589157, 1364-69.

Junrui Liang

Position: Postdoctoral Fellow
E-Mail: junrui.liang [AT] gmail.com

Junrui Liang received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in instrumentation engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical and automation engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, in 2010.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include piezoelectric devices, energy harvesting, and Class-E Power ampli���¯���¬�¯�¿�½ers.

Dr. Liang is a recipient of two Best Paper Awards in the IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation (2009 and 2010). He also received the Best Student Contributions Award in the 19th International Conference on Adaptive Structures and Technologies (2008).


Position: Research Assistant
E-Mail: lzou [AT] mae.cuhk.edu.hk

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