Professor Xiang Zhang, the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has called on students to be creative and persistent in pursuing their dreams and interests at an inaugural talk held at the University’s new Innovation Academy of Faculty of Engineering.
His talk marked the launch of the InnoSharing series of forums and dialogues that are among activities and programmes run by the academy to foster innovation and cultivate talents.
A former Chair Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Zhang recounted his research efforts in metamaterials and material physics, which helped lay the basis for breakthroughs in the invisibility cloak and supermicroscope. Advancement in the areas have wide applicational value, from nano-scale imaging, compact high frequency (resolution) MRI to bio-molecule sensing.
Professor Zhang’s talk was…