In Focus - Issue 35 (Spring 2023)

CONTENTS SPRING 2023 I NO.35 HKUST Engineering In Focus Magazine (852) 2358 5917 Published by: Communications and External Affairs School of Engineering The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Editors: Diana Liu, Dorothy Yip Contributing Editor: Sally Course Designer: Kingsley Lau hkustengineering HKUST-SENG Net-zero carbon development Blueprint to assist major developer decarbonize 5 7Stepping up vaccine and drug e ectiveness Researchers engineer novel way to synthesize mRNA 10 Preventing glaucoma Students’ award-winning goggles set out to save people’s sight 12 Getting real about the metaverse Tackling the technical and societal issues of extended reality through MetaHKUST 20 Joy of innovation From hydrogels to spider silk in a faculty career lled with discovering the unknown 17 Fun pathways to full-potential engineers Motivating students’ acquisition of knowledge 26 Life as an ‘ingénieur’ Two alumni embrace wider horizons on a French government master’s degree scholarship program