07 Aug 2013
UM student wins postgraduate section championship at Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition
澳大博士生勇奪英國工程及科技學會香港分會 青年專業比賽及展覽2013 研究生組冠軍

Johnny Lao Keng Weng (middle), Prof. Wong Man-Chung (left) and Dr. Dai Ningyi (right)

Contestants and members of the panel of judges

Mr. Johnny Lao Keng Weng, a PhD student of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Macau (UM), won the championship of the postgraduate section at the Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition 2013, with his project, “A Novel Electric Traction Railway Power Supply System Using Hybrid Parallel Power Quality Conditioner”, which received guidance from Prof. Wong Man-Chung, Dr. Dai Ningyi and Dr. Wong Chi-Kong..

An annual event organised by the Hong Kong Younger Members Section of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the competition aims to provide a platform for information exchange and to enhance the presentation skills of participating students and young engineers. More than 50 teams participated in this year’s competition, whose theme is “Inspiring Our Future”. The panel of judges was composed of professors and veteran engineers.

Johnny’s project, “A Novel Electric Traction Railway Power Supply System Using Hybrid Parallel Power Quality Conditioner”, explores how the cost of manufacturing a power quality conditioner can be reduced by reducing the operating voltage of the conditioner. It is one of the research projects conducted by the Power Electronics Laboratory, with support from the Science and Technology Development Fund of Macao SAR. The project has led to publication in two top international journals, “IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics”and“IET power Electronics, as well as a conference paper. The project has applied two patents, one is from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and another national patent is from the State Intellectual Property Office of the People’s Republic of China.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is committed to fostering an international engineering and technology community, as well as to sharing and advancing knowledge, with the purpose of improving the quality of life for people. The Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition was formerly known as the Younger Members Exhibition and Conference.

澳門大學科技學院電機及電腦工程系博士生劉景榮在指導老師黃民聰副教授、助理教授戴寧怡博士及黃志剛博士指導下,於早前參加英國工程及科技學會(香港分會)青年會員部的「青年專業比賽及展覽 2013」(Young Professionals Exhibition & Competition 2013)比賽中取得研究生組的冠軍。


劉景榮的參賽題目為“一個基於混合型單相電能質量控制器的新型電氣化鐵路供電系統”,闡述如何通過減低電能質量控制器的運行電壓以降低系統造價。該題為澳門大學電機電子實驗室的研究項目之一,獲澳門科技發展基金資助。部分研究成果已刊載於“IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics”和“IET power Electronics”兩份電力電子專業的最頂尖國際期刊及收錄於國際研討會中, 同時申請了美國及中國專利。

英國工程及科技學會(IET)致力於推動、發展和分享領先的國際工程及技術界間之知識交流,提升人們生活水平。青年專業比賽及展覽則是工程及科技學會香港分會(IET HK)青年會員部每年舉辦的大型活動。