Dr Juan Carlos Astudillo Placencia, Assistant Professor at the School of Science and Technology, has collaborated with researchers from other universities to conduct an innovation project, “Eco-Tiles for Enhancing Marine Biodiversity”. The project then received a Gold Medal with Congratulations of the Jury and a Special Prize at the 48th International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva.
The project aims to develop eco-tiles by upcycling the ashes from the Tuen Mun T-Park incinerator and sediment waste from the dredging of Hong Kong harbour or navigation channel to create a mimetic of natural habitat for the “concrete seawall” resulting from land reclamation, thereby promoting biodiversity and easing the problem of municipal solid waste at the same time.
Dr Astudillo is a marine ecologist with strong interests and experiences in marine biodiversity assessment, invasion biology and ecological engineering for habitat rehabilitation. His current research focus is to understand and apply ecological and engineering concepts for enhancing the biodiversity and ecosystem functioning/services of degraded coastal ecosystems. He is currently developing ecologically engineered technologies/methods for ecological restoration that will support sustainable coastal development.
Jonathan handles all external affairs include business development, patents write up and public relations. He is frequently interviewed by media and is considered a pioneer in 3D printing products.
After graduating from OUHK, Krutz obtained an M.Sc. in Engineering Management from CityU. He is now completing his second master degree, M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, at CUHK. Krutz has a wide range of working experience. He has been with Siemens, VTech, and PCCW.
Hugo Leung Wai-yin, who graduated from his four-year programme in 2015, won the Best Paper Award for his ‘intelligent pill-dispenser’ design at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering’s International Conference on Consumer Electronics – China 2015.
The pill-dispenser alerts patients via sound and LED flashes to pre-set dosage and time intervals. Unlike units currently on the market, Hugo’s design connects to any mobile phone globally. In explaining how it works, he said: ‘There are three layers in the portable pillbox. The lowest level is a controller with various devices which can be connected to mobile phones in remote locations. Patients are alerted by a sound alarm and flashes. Should they fail to follow their prescribed regime, data can be sent via SMS to relatives and friends for follow up.’ The pill-dispenser has four medicine slots, plus a back-up with a LED alert, topped by a 500ml water bottle. It took Hugo three months of research and coding to complete his design, but he feels it was worth all his time and effort.
Hugo’s public examination results were disappointing and he was at a loss about his future before enrolling at the OUHK, which he now realizes was a major turning point in his life. He is grateful for the OUHK’s learning environment, its industry links and the positive guidance and encouragement from his teachers. The University is now exploring the commercial potential of his design with a pharmaceutical company. He hopes that this will benefit the elderly and chronically ill, as well as the society at large.
Soon after completing his studies, Hugo joined an automation technology company as an assistant engineer. He is responsible for the design and development of automation devices. The target is to minimize human labor and increase the quality of products. He is developing products which are used in various sections, including healthcare, manufacturing and consumer electronics.
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