Cheryl Suet Ying Cham, 2008 BEng in Civil and Structural Engineering and BBA in General Business Management, and Prof Kenny Kwok, Emeritus Professor, received the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers 2011 for a paper on "Terrain Characterization and Design Wind Profiles for Hong Kong". The study focuses on Cheryl's final year project, supervised by Prof Kwok. In this project, Hong Kong wind characteristics obtained from studies undertaken at HKUST's CLP Power Wind/Wave Tunnel Facility over the years were analyzed and more representative wind profiles proposed for adoption in future editions of the Code of Practice on Wind Effects Hong Kong.
Harry Lee, 1999 BEng, 2001 MPhil, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, received the Young Engineer of the Year Award 2011 from the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. The honor recognizes outstanding young engineers who have made engineering achievements and valuable contributions to the continuous development of Hong Kong.
2011 PhD graduate Dr Dong Li, Electronic and Computer Engineering, received the 2011 Young Scientist Award in Engineering Science, organized by the Hong Kong Institution of Science. The award recognizes his innovative research, which focuses on developing optical imaging technologies and exploring their biological and medical applications. During his PhD studies, he developed a straightforward, cost-effective method to implement label-free and multi-modal nonlinear optical microscopy, among other discoveries.