5 August 2021

2021 YPLC Hong Kong final

Four finalists to take part in the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2021 (Hong Kong Heat) on 28 June 2021

This year again, IOM3(HK) are very pleased by the response of the industry. Four finalists presented by the young Hong Kong scientists and engineers to take part in the final of the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition 2021 (Hong Kong Heat) on 28 June 2021. This year’s winner went to Mr. Dio Brian BILLI. Dio is currently an undergraduate student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of City University of Hong Kong.

Dio won with his lecture 'Design of Edible Bi-wax Coating on Nanocellulose-added Bagasse Paper for Green and Waste-reducing Food Packaging'. He expressed his excitement after receiving the winning certificate, 'I am extremely grateful for this opportunity to exercise my presentation skills and achieve First Place in the 2021 Young Person's Lecture Competition hosted by IOM3. As a university student with research experience, it is also vital that I can present in an engaging and easy-to-understand manner. I'd like to thank IOM3 and the judges for this event, as well as my Final Year Project supervisor and advisor, Prof Robert Li and Dr Sara Li for their tremendous help during my research. I thoroughly enjoyed the sharing and fascinating presentations by every participant in the competition and look forward to representing Hong Kong in the upcoming YPLC World Finals in November. I am excited to learn from the other finalists, and will do my best to achieve a top place finish'.

The other three finalists (Harry WONG, Calvin CHEUNG and Julie WANG) also delivered a great presentation. Below is their lecture presented:

Harry WONG (1st runner-up) - Response of Tunnel Junction to Single Tunnel Crossing

Calvin CHEUNG (2nd runner-up) - Microfluidics production of lipid nanoparticles: promising technology to meet the rising demand

Julie WANG - Exploration of the Shearing Characteristics on Block-block Type of Interfaces of Shale and Clay at a Micro Scale

Dio will represent IOM3(HK) to attend the Young Persons' World Lecture Competition Final held in November 2021. He is also awarded a prize of $1,000HKD.

We would like to thanks all four finalists in the competition and particular the judges, Andy Raine, Jennifer Haigh and Louis Wong, who had the challenging task to select the top three from the finalists. Special thanks to our President, Tim Leung to provide the venue for the competition.  Finally, we wish Good luck to Dio and enjoy the Competition in November 2021.

Meet the 2021 YPWLC finalists