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Engineering Centenary Lecture Series: Professor Albert I. King, December 15, 2011
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Architecture & Engineering

Event Details

From Bridges to Brain Injury – An Engineering Transformation

Date: December 15, 2011 (Thursday)

Lecture 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Reception 6:15 pm

Venue: T7 Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

Professor Albert I. King
Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Wayne State University, USA

As a 1955 Civil Engineering graduate of HKU, Professor Albert King was trained to design bridges and other structures. His graduate studies in the U.S. has led him into the emerging field of impact biomechanics and transformed him into a biomedical engineer specializing in brain injury prevention. In this talk, Prof King will describe his research work on the brain and other injuries in the last 50 years. He will explain how his training at HKU has prepared him for a most satisfying career in academia, election to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a life of adventure and wonder. At this stage, he is still seeking answers to the causes and prevention of human injury.

Professor Albert King is distinguished professor and chair of Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University. He received his PhD from Wayne State University in biomechanics in 1966 and was elected to the US National Academy of Engineering in 2000. He has studied the mechanism of and tolerance to impact injury from head to toe, with special emphasis on brain injury. Currently, his research interests are mild traumatic brain injury due to blast over pressure sustained by warfighters in the Middle East and by participants in contact sports.

*All are welcome*

Date/Time15/12/2011 17:00-18:00
VenueT7, Meng Wah Complex, The University of Hong Kong

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 24/11/2011 10:30(HKT) to 15/12/2011 17:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis.

* Registration is now closed.

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From Bridges to Brain Injury – An Engineering Transformation


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