Technical visit to the
Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) at Guizhou, China
Date, Time & Venue:
This is a technical visit to the FAST which locates
at Guizhou, China. The visit aims to enhance participant’s understanding to the
latest technology development of China and the impact on Guizhou due to the
Belt and Road Initiative of China. Apart from the FAST, the tour will visit the
Maotai Town and Huangguoshu Falls.
The number of participants is limited to 30.
2. HK$4150 for
enrollment before 7 May 2018 (includes high speed rail fare, hotel double room
accommodation, local transportation and some of the meal expenses)
(single room supplement)
registration is required.
registration, please complete and return the Standard Reply Form by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or by online
registration through the link https://goo.gl/forms/iGKydALTJJT2NeEs2.
enquiries, please contact Mr Kenneth PAK Lam at Tel: 9270 0130.
certificates will be available.
Note: The host
organizer has right to change the itinerary without prior notice. For personal
interest, the participants should purchase his/her own insurance.
visit to Nanotechnology in Action: Waterproof, Sealant and Air Quality
Ir LAM Chi Sing
A technical visit to Nano and
Advanced Materials Institute Limited (NAMI) was organized at the Hong Kong Science Technology Parks on 23 June 2018.
Upon arrival, the representatives of the NAMI team delivered a presentation on
their Nanotechnology products to our members. NAMI, established in 2006, was
designated by the Innovation and Technology Commission as a Research and
Development Centre for nanotechnology and advanced materials. NAMI undertakes
and provides support for market-oriented research in nanotechnology and
advanced materials, and strives for commercialization of the technologies to
promote a knowledge-based economy. NAMI’s R&D activities focus on five
market sectors including Energy, Electronics, Construction, Environmental and Healthcare.
NAMI's technologies were highly recognized in the 46th International Exhibition
of Inventions Geneva 2018 by winning 11 gold medals, as well as the King
Abdulaziz University Distinguished Innovation Award. The representatives introduced three innovative
construction products used in the construction industry. The first one was a cementitious-based
waterproofing material with high ductility which is applied on roof surface
finishes for the prevention of water seepage and passed through the underside
of the slab, and it is flexible, has high durability, elongation, resistance to
water permeability and is cost-effective. The second one was a joint sealant for
waterproof joints with good tensile strengths and high elasticity, it is also
stain resistant and again cost effective. The third product was a spray paint for
the inner surface of air ducts which helps minimize dust accumulation aiding
provision of good air quality. After the talk, we visited their first-of-its-kind
laboratory entitled “Smart Construction Materials Lab”. Their representatives
introduced various advanced equipment and apparatus to support their research
and development; in particular they have a unique 1200°C fire furnace to
simulate actual fire tests. Various demonstration sample products being
developed in NAMI were also introduced. The visit ended with a question-and-answer