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Research Grants Council Public Lecture on Nanotechnology

The Research Grants Council (RGC) will present its fourth public lecture this year next Saturday (October 8) at the Hong Kong Science Museum on the theme of nanotechnology.

Co-organised with the Hong Kong Science Museum, the RGC has invited Professor AHW Ngan, Kingboard Professor in Materials Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong; and Professor Aaron Ho, Department of Electronic Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, to introduce and share their research findings and knowledge in nanotechnology with the public. Details are as follows:

Time: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: Lecture Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Language: Cantonese
Free admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

Professor Ngan will talk on "Nanomechanical Behaviour of Materials and Biological Tissues." The talk will describe the development of nanomechanical and related techniques, including atomic force microscopy, nanoindentation, optical tweezers, and their application to a number of problems in physics, engineering and biomedical sciences.

Professor Ho will deliver a lecture titled "Nanotechnology: Science and Application." The lecture will cover key concepts behind nanotechnology, important functional features of nano-sized objects, nanotechnology as a platform for basic sciences, high performance materials, electronics and medicine, common products from nanotechnology and examples of nanotechnology products.

Since 2009, leading scholars in their respective fields have been invited to deliver public lectures organised by the RGC. These lectures aim at arousing the public's interest in local research development. To enquire, please contact us at 2524 3987, or visit the University Grants Committee webpage (www.ugc.edu.hk/eng/rgc/lectures/lectures.html).

Friday, September 30, 2011