Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)
Aerodynamics and Acoustics Facility (AAF)


Xin Zhang - Director

Swire Professor and Chair Professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Established the Airbus Noise Technology Centre (ANTC) at Southampton University in 2008 and the Aerodynamics Acoustics and Noise Control Technology Centre (AANTC) at HKUST in 2015, and director of WWTF since 2016. Commissioned the UNITED anechoic wind tunnel in 2016, and redeveloped the WWTF facility with brand new state-of-the-art aerodynamic and acoustic testing facilities.


Technical Staff

Mark Mo - Senior Machinist

Joined AAF in 2023. Machines high-quality experimental models.

Shirley Tse - Assistant Manager

Joined AAF in 1998 and is the administrative officer for the research center.

Sam Wong - Technical Officer

Sam joined AAF in 2020. Works on model development and instrumentation as well as assisting with wind tunnel testing.

Mike Wu - Assistant Manager (I.T.)

Joined AAF in 1998 and works on maintaining the IT systems for the research center.

Hor Fong Yung - Senior Machinist

Joined AAF in 2000. Machines high-quality experimental models. Extensive experience in developing civil engineering models.