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Selected Projects

 

 

Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul

 

A sticky problem: functional analysis of three alcohol dehydrogenase involved in biofilm matrix production in the emerging human fungal pathogen Candida dubliniensis

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Food and Health Bureau - Health and Medical Research Fund

Keywords:  oral candidiasis, Candida dubliniensis, in vitro models


 

 

Dr Zhang Hao Allen

 

Air purification and carbon sequestration by urban park trees in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHANG Hao Allen (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Urban forests, air quality, ecosystem services


 

 

Dr Shum Chun Tat Terence

 

Asylum-seeking journeys among refugees in Hong Kong: processes, meanings and impacts 

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr SHUM Chun Tat Terence (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Asylum-seeking, refugee, migration


 

 

Prof CHENG Shu Tong Peter

 

Business sustainability and corporate governance - performance, reporting and assurance

 

Principal Investigator:  Prof CHENG Shu Tong Peter (Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme

Keywords:  business sustainability, corporate governance, conference


 

 

Dr LEUNG Ching Man Johnny

 

Career strategies of hotel senior managers in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LEUNG Ching Man Johnny (Faculty of Management and Hospitality)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Hong Kong hotel industry, human resources management, hospitality


 

 

Dr Wang Bei Helen

 

Chemical and toxicological characterization of particulate emissions from diesel vehicles

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr WANG Bei Helen (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  chassis dynamometer, particulate matter, toxicological evaluation


 

 

Dr LU Xiaoying Helen

 

Development of fluorinated Si/C composites with porous and micro/-nanoarchitectures for advanced Lithium ion batteries

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LU Xiaoying Helen (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Nano-bubble templates, porous materials, Si/C composites


 

  

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Enhanced biodegradation of petroleum hydrocarbons and energy harvest from field contaminated marine sediment by coupling sediment microbial fuel cell with nitrate induced biostimulation 

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr YAN Yuk Shing Dickson (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Microbial community, total petroleum hydrocarbons, acid-volatile sulfide


 

 

Prof LEUNG Cheung Shing Sam
Expression of refusals by Cantonese preschoolers

 

Principal Investigator: Prof LEUNG Cheung Shing Sam (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  pragmatic development, preschool children, Cantonese


 

 

Prof YU Hoi Fu Peter

 

Fermentative production of tetrodotoxin TTX from marine microorganisms for pharmaceutical and medical applications

 

Principal Investigator:  Prof YU Hoi Fu Peter (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  puffer fish, tetrodotoxin, marine microorganisms


 

 

Dr WANg Chao Shirley

 

Formation, fate and toxicity of chlorination byproducts generated in seawater desalination by reverse osmosis

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr WANG Chao Shirley (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  chlorination byproducts, seawater desalination, reverse osmosis


 

 

Sr Prof HO Chi Wing Daniel

 

How public are the public spaces? The effect of management regime on public space quality 

 

Principal Investigator:  Sr Prof HO Chi Wing Daniel (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Urban public space, publicly-owned, Privately-owned


 

 

Prof LEE Kin Man Amazon

 

Improvement of indoor and outdoor air quality by clear photocatalytic-film-coated glass curtain walls for high-rise buildings

 

Principal Investigator:  Prof LEE Kin Man Amazon (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  outdoor air pollution, indoor air quality, glass curtain walls


 

 

Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul

 

Made-to-order: engineering and optimization of “tunable” yeasts for phytate hydrolysis

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Whole cell catalyst, Pichia pastoris, process development


 

 

Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis

 

Modelling age composition and survival of high-rise building stock for sustainable urban management 

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAU Wai Kin Elvis (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Building lifetime, demolition, policy Delphi


 

 

Dr LAW Ho Yin Angus

 

Molecular characterization of endocytic recycling in plant cells

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAW Ho Yin Angus (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  plasma membrane recycling, protein trafficking, endosome


 

 

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Psychological fit: A new method of apparel sizing system in mass customization

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LI Wang Hei Travis (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Clothing design, clothing psychology, clothing fit


 

 

Dr LAW Man Yee Caroline

 

Seminar series on “Urban green infrastructure – enhancing ecosystem services and biodiversity”

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr LAW Man Yee Caroline (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Inter-Institutional Development Scheme

Keywords:  Healthy urban spaces, landscape design, biotechnical techniques, slope upgrading


 

 

Dr ZHANG Hao Allen

 

Soil microbial community in plantations in Hong Kong and Dongguan

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHANG Hao Allen (Faculty of Design and Environment)

Funder:  Dongguan Institute of Forestry Science

Keywords:  horticulture, soil microbial characteristics, ecological function of plantations


 

 

Ir Dr WONG Ho Fai Simon

 

Study of the performance of asphalt with high-volume plastic waste for highway pavement in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Ir Dr WONG Ho Fai Simon (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Recycled plastic wastes, sustainable waste management, sustainability


 

 

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Study on the transient response performance of liquid desiccant dehumidifier and regenerator under the coupling effect of different control algorithm

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr ZHONG Dan Tammy  (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  Dynamic model, dehumidifier and regenerator, transient response performance


 

 

Dr CHAN Shun Wan

 

The synergistic effect of using pioglitazone in combination with piceatannol in treating nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in rats

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr CHAN Shun Wan  (Faculty of Science and Technology)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  High fat diet, autophagy, metabolomics


 

 

Dr SHUM Chun Tat Terence

 

Transnational migration and reconsturcting "Home": The African diaspora in Hong Kong

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr SHUM Chun Tat Terence (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  migration, transnationalism, African diaspora


 

 

Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul

 

Working hand-in-hand: building engineered yeasts for semi-synthetic cephalosporins

 

Principal Investigator:  Dr TSANG Wai Kei Paul (School of General Education and Languages)

Funder:  Research Grants Council - Faculty Development Scheme

Keywords:  cell-surface enzymes, yeast, bioprocess technology