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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/
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