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Lab Visit @ Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL)

Lab Test One first feature event of year 2018 "Lab Visit @ Standards and Calibration Laboratory (SCL) of the Innovation and Technology Commission" will be held on 4th April 2018. Registration is now open on first-come, first-served basis.

Technical Seminar: Is "Non-ionizing Radiation Surrounding You" a problem?

By Ir Angel Wong

The captioned seminar was jointly organized by the Manufacturing and Industrial Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE-MI), Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Section of The IET Hong Kong (IET-MIES), and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). It was held on 26 January 2018 at the HKIE Headquarters with over 90 participants attended.

The speaker, Mr LAM Wui Ting from the EMC Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council firstly explained the differences between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as significantly increase in the availability and adoption of electronic and wireless devices for both personal and industrial use has led to the increase in awareness of health hazards associated with exposure to non-ionizing radiation. Mr Lam then showed some news clipping and videos related to non-ionizing radiation incidents and further demonstrated some non-ionizing radiation on-site measurement showcases to the participants. The showcases included measurement at the roof top of residential buildings; residential flat close to roof top mobile base station; office area near electricity sub-station; and measurement close to railway facilities. The measured non-ionizing radiation spectrum was then compared with the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) recommended level at different frequencies.

The seminar was very fruitful. During the Q&A session, there were over-whelming responses from the participants who raised questions and concerns on the potential fire risk caused by non-ionizing radiation in gas station and dangerous goods storage area.

(L to R) Dr George Lau (IET-MIES), Mr LAM Wui Ting (HKPC), Ir Ritz Lau (HKIE-MI), Ir Angel Wong (HKPC)

Report on Lab Visit @The Hong Kong Polytechnic University: Food Safety and Technology Research Centre

Lab Test One organized a lab visit cum seminar in Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) on 28 April 2017 (Friday). Through this event, public can get to learn more in-depth information about current food safety problems, professional food safety testing technology and consultancy services.  

Mr. Kong, Associate Consultant of HKPC, delivering an introduction speech on Lab Test One programme.

Ir Angel Wong (Right), Senior Consultant of HKPC, presenting Certificate of Appreciation to FSTRC and Dr Ka-hing Wong (left), Associate Director of FSTRC and Speaker of this seminar for their dedicated effort in organizing the lab visit and seminar.

 

Dr. Wong introduced the background of FSTRC, its testing and consultancy services offered to public and companies. Projects in promoting nutrition and public health such as establishing the first nutrition database on breast milk and educating local farmers on healthier food production were introduced as well.

 

Microbial Fermenter System, a typical type of bioreactor that contains and control fermenter microorganisms.

 

Research team introducing the techniques of Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer coupled with Liquid Chromatography which can be used in food and environmental analysis, protein identification, biomarker discovery, etc.

 

Taste testing sensory lab. Each candidate will be assigned into a red-lighted room and taste a food sample

 

Research team then guided the participants to visit the Institute of Food Technology which provides a simulated learning environment of food manufacturing plants for undergraduate students to understand advanced food processing and packaging techniques to ensure a high quality of food safety.

 

Aluminum foil packaging machine (left) and canning machine (right) are used for potato chips, canned food packaging.

 

Small-scaled yeast fermentation equipment commonly used in beer brewing factories.

 

A group photo of organizers and participants.

Report on Lab Visit @ City University of Hong Kong: Centre for Advanced Structural Materials

Lab Test One organized a lab visit cum seminar in Centre for Advanced Structural Materials (CASM) of City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on 28 Oct 2016 (Friday). The objective of this visit is to provide free opportunity for public to know more about some research and testing services particularly on advanced structural materials. Professor Lu Jian, who is the Vice-President of CityU and the Director of CASM, was invited to present the topic of Advanced Structural Material: Manufacturing, Performance and its Application in the seminar. Later, the lab visit was hosted by Prof Lu and his research team. Various new structural materials, cutting-edge fabricating technologies and high-tech equipment have been introduced to public in this event. 

 

During the seminar session, Prof Lu presented the structural relationship and mechanical properties of coupling multi-physics and multi-scale metals, precious metals and liquid metals. He also talked about his innovative approach of inventing new materials and its manufacturing process an d how the new advanced materials benefit to various industries. With the emerge of new materials, numerous technical concerns can be solved. One particular example of Prof Lu’s studies is his multiple steady state of a single material which can enhance flexibility in mechanical designs and greatly reduce failure risks in operation.

 

Dr Brian Chan, Consultant of HKPC, delivering an introduction speech on Lab Test One programme.

 

Ir Angel Wong (left), Senior consultant of HKPC, presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Prof Jian Lu (right), Vice-President of CityU and Director of CASM, for his dedicated effort on this lab visit.

 

Prof Lu shared his insights and thematic studies on new materials such as Liquidified Metals, Nanoprecipitants and Multi-layer steel sheets, etc.

 

Prof Lu’s team explaining their research studies on 3D Atom Probe Tomography (APT) for Advanced Materials Research at Atomic- and Nano-scales.

 

Prof Lu introducing different types of high-tech equipment used in his research studies: Scanning Electronic Microscope, Atomic Form Microscope, Nanoindentor, and Tensile Testing machines.

 

A group photo of speakers, organizers and participants.

 

Promotion flyer for this lab visit

 

Centre for Advanced Structural Materials (CASM) is to develop a research center for materials scientists, mechanics of materials researchers and design/applications engineer to advance fundamentals and technologies in advanced structural materials which will create innovative solutions for different key industrial sectors, such as biomedical, automotive, aerospace, sustainable energy.

 

For more details of CASM, please visit https://www.labtestone.org/index.php/en/joint-organizations/city-university-of-hong-kong/centre-for-advanced-structural-materials.html or its official website http:/www6.cityu.edu.hk/casm/