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Ir Prof CHUA Hong

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Email hchua@vtc.edu.hk

Ir Prof CHUA Hong

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QUALIFICATIONS

1992 Post doctorate in Bioprocess Engineering. & Biotechnology, Osaka University, Japan, 1991-1992 (on Singapore Government Economic Development Board - ISK Scholarship)
1991 PhD in Environmental Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (on NUS Research Scholarship and Glaxochem Industrial Scholarship)
1990 Certificate in Environmental Technology, King Mongkut's University of Technology, Jointly hosted by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (on UNESCO Asia Pacific Scholarship)
1988 BEng (Hons) in Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

EMPLOYMENT

2010 - Present Director, Water and Waste Research and Development Centre in Polytechnic University Shenzhen Technology Park
2007 - Present Senior Retained Consultant, Wai Kee (China) Co Ltd (HK ListCo)
2005 - Present Director, Asian Way Water Supply Co Ltd (BOT water supply projects in China)
2003 - Present Director, Polytechnic University-HIT Joint Research Centre for Water and Wastewater Technology
2001 - 2003 Programme Co-ordinator for Academic Programme, B.Eng. (Hons.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (successfully accredited by HKIE in October 2002)
2000 - Present Retained Consultant, Bioforte Biotechnology Co. Ltd. (Shenzhen, China)
2000 - Present Senior Environmental Consultant, Youngs Engineering Co Ltd (Member of HK New World Group)
2000 - Present Principal Consultant, BioEnviroLink Tech. Ltd (Member of HK New World Group)
1999 - Present Resident consultant, Rapid Product Development Syndicate, Polytechnic University Technology and Consultancy Company Limited
1996 - Present Senior environmental consultant, Science-Tech Environmental Consulting Company Limited, responsible for numerous industrial-consultancy projects.
1993 - 2000 Environmental Laboratories Officer, CSE Department, Polytechnic University
1992 - 2012 Professor, CSE Dept. Polytechnic University, responsible for over HK$ 8M worth of product- development, R & D and industrial-consultancy projects
1991 - 1992 Research fellow, Department of Biotechnology, Osaka University, Japan, responsible for projects on "production of biodegradable plastics" and "immobilised mammalian cell culture"
1988 - 1991 Tutor, Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore
1988 - 1991 Post-graduate researcher, Department of Chemical Engineering, National University of Singapore, responsible for HK$ 450,000 project on "anaerobic treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater"

VISITING APPOINTMENTS

2013 - Present Adjunct Professor, RMIT University
2006 - Present Appointed Member, International Advisory Board, Jiangyin High-Tech Park, China
2010 - Present Adjunct Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
2006 - Present Adjunct Professor, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
2003 - Present Adjunct Professor and PhD Programme Advisor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

AWARDS

  • Certificate of Merit for an "Air Risk-Reduction & Health Booster Module" employing a novel Nano-Coated Photocatalytic Oxidation and Enzymatic Indoor Air Quality Improvement Technology (2003), Hong Kong Government Industry Department
  • Salon Internationale Des Inventions Geneve (Switzerland) Medal Award for "Advanced Water Disinfection System" employing a novel Ruthetium Dioxide Electrolysis Technology (2 April 2004)
  • Faculty Award for Outstanding Performance and Achievement in Research and Scholarly Activities (23 April 2004) (also President's Award Nominee in the same year)
  • Outstanding Consultant Award in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004, the HK Polytechnic University
  • The Most Valuable Consultancy Projects Award for the Excellence in Development of Novel PCO Water and IAQ Treatment Technology (2006)
  • The 60th International Trade Fair "Ideas-Inventions-New Products" (IENA) (Germany) Gold Medal Award for "Production of Bio-Degradable Plastics from Activated Sludge" 2009
  • The China top 10 Eco Heroes Award in Shanghai (2010), the National Press and Journal Association
  • The French Green Handkerchief Environment Protection Award (2010), presented in the French Pavilion, Shanghai Expo 2010
  • The 39th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva (Switzerland) Silver Award for 'To Produce Innovative Sludge Bricks from the Excessive Wastewater Activated Sludge', (2010)

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and AFFILIATION

2013 - Present Assessment Panel Member of Innovation and Technology Commission for Environmental Technology Board
2013 - Present Adjunct Professor, RMIT University
2013 - Present External Assessor, Green Innovations Awards (GIA) under the 2013 Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE)
2013 - Present Consultant, Institute of Hong Kong Licensed Plumbing and Engineering Limited
2012 - Present Fellow Member, HKIE
2011 External Advisor, IVE, VTC
2010 - Present Adjunct Professor, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, China
2009 - 2011 Advisor and Strategic Collaborator with The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, for hosting Environmental and Public Health Training Courses for HK Government Water Supply Department
2008 - Present Advisory Committee Member of the Eco-product Certification Scheme for and on behalf of the Green Council of Hong Kong
2006 - Present Adjunct Professor, South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China
2006 - Present Appointed Member, International Advisory Board, Jiangyin High-Tech Park, China
2006 - 2009 Sector/ Subject Specialists, Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications
2003 - Present Adjunct Professor and PhD Programme Advisor, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
2002 Vice President, Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science & Technology
2001 Fellow and Council Member, Hong Kong Association for Advancement of Science and Technology
2000 Council Member, Green Council of Hong Kong
1999 - Present External Advisor, Division of Science and Technology, HK Open University
1998 Member, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers
1996 Member, International Water Association
1993 Member, Institution of Engineers Singapore

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Environmental Protection and Management

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Liao T.T., Jia R.W., Shi Y.L., Jia J.W., Wang L, Chua, H. (2011) Propidium iodide staining method for testing the cytotoxicity of 2,4,6-trichlorophenol and perfluorooctane sulfonate at low concentrations with Vero cells. Journal of Environmental Science and Health Part A-Toxic/Hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering, 46(14), 1769-1775.
  • Cai M.M., Chua, H., Zhao Q.L, Sin N.S., Ren J. (2009) Optimal production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in activated sludge fed by volatile fatty acids (VFAs) generated from alkaline excess sludge fermentation, Bioresource Technology, 100(3), 1399-1405.
  • Wang G.X., Zhang L.M., Chua, H., Li X.D., Xia M.F., Pu P.M. (2009) A mosaic community of macrophytes for the ecological remediation of eutrophic shallow lakes, Ecological Engineering, 35(4), 582-590.
  • Hua F.L., Tsang Y.F., Chua, H. (2008) Progress of water pollution control in Hong Kong, Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Health and Management Society, 11(2), 225-229.
  • Chan S.Y., Tsang Y.F., Chua, H., Cui L.H. (2008) Domestic wastewater treatment using batch-fed constructed wetland and predictive model development for NH3-N removal, Process Biochemistry, 43(3), 297-305.a