HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Engineering

19 Microsystems and Precision Engineering Mi c r o E l ec t r oMechan i c a l Sy s tems (MEMS) i s a multidisciplinary research field which has been making a great impact on our daily life, including various micro sensors used in personal electronics, transportation, communication, and biomedical diagnostics. Fundamental and applied research work is being conducted in this area. Basic micro/ nanomechanics, such as fluid and solid mechanics, heat transfer and materials problems unique to micro/nanomechanical systems are studied. New ideas to produce microsystems for energy, biomedicine and nanomaterials, micro sensors and micro actuators are explored. Technology issues related to the micro/ nanofabrication of these devices are being addressed. Aerospace Engineering Aerospace engineering is a major branch of engineering concerned with research, development, manufacture and operation of aircraft and spacecraft. Within the aerospace engineering group, fundamental and applied research is being conducted in areas such as aerodynamics, aeroacoustics, aircraft and engine noise and performance, combustion dynamics, thermoacoustics, atomization and sprays, and aircraft design and optimization. Advanced experimental facilities and high-fidelity computational methods are being developed and used. The group boasts two world-class anechoic wind tunnels for aerodynamics and aeroacoustics research, and is home to a major research center on aircraft noise technology. Master of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering The MPhil program focuses on strengthening students’ background in the fundamentals of mechanical and aerospace engineering and exposing them to the environment of academic research and development. A candidate for an MPhil degree is expected to demonstrate knowledge in the discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making a contribution to the field. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering The PhD program aims at equipping the students with the capability of identifying and solving academic and/or real problems creatively. A candidate for a PhD degree is expected to demonstratemastery of knowledge in the chosen discipline and to synthesize and create new knowledge, making an original and substantial contribution to the discipline. Research Postgraduate Programs PhD MPhil Enquiries MPhil and PhD Programs T: (852) 2358 8654 The Department has well-equipped laboratories for teaching and research activities, include: Automation Lab; Control & Robotics Lab; Laboratory for Energy Storage & Conversion; Manufacturing Lab; Smart Green City Lab; MEMS Lab; Thermal Systems Lab; Complex System Modeling & Design Lab; Aeroacoustic Lab; Aerodynamics Lab; Mechanics &Materials Lab; Aerospace Design & Computational Lab; Sample Preparation Lab; Anechoic Wind Tunnel Lab; Solid Mechanics Lab; Multifunctional Composites & Structures Lab; Combustion Research Lab; Thermo-acoustic Lab; Energy/Environment Technology Lab; Energy Test Facility and Fabrication Shop. Facilities